Tag Archive: antibiotics

Jun 09

NSAIDs as treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Gagyor et al. BMJ 2015 Dec 23;351:h6544.
NSAIDs should not be recommended as a first line treatment for uncomplicated UTIs in women. Compared to empirical antibiotics, women experienced a significantly greater burden of UTI symptoms.

Mar 13

Yoghurt to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in children

Fox MJ, et al. BMJ Open 2015;5(1): e006474
Probiotic yoghurt appears to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea in children receiving antibiotics in general practice settings.

May 24

Is yoghurt helpful for antibiotic-associated diarrhoea?

Conway S, Hart A, Clark A, Harvey I. BJGP 2007; 57(545): 953-959
Yoghurt eaters in this study might have suffered less antibiotic-associated diarrhoea as compared to those who ate no yoghurt.

Jun 08

Antibiotic drops for conjunctivitis in children

Rose PW, Harnden A, Brueggemann AB, et al. Lancet 2005; 366(9479): 37-43
The majority of children are cured by day 7 regardless of treatment.

Feb 07

Antibiotics for acute otitis media in young children

Tähtinen PA, et al. A placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial treatment for acute otitis media. N Engl J Med 2011; 364: 116-26
Children aged 6-35 months with acute otitis media may benefit from amoxicillin-clavulanate but at the cost of adverse events.

Jan 07

Travel to Indian subcontinent and resistant E. coli UTIs

Freeman JT, et al. Community-onset genitourinary tract infection due to CTX-M-15-producing E. coli among travelers to the Indian subcontinent in NZ. CID 2008; 47:689–92
Travel to the Indian subcontinent is associated with multi-resistant E. coli causing UTIs in the community.