IDSA

Antibiotic Prescriptions for ARIs More Likely at Day’s End
October 11, 2013

An IDWeek 2013 poster presentation quantified clinician fatigue with the finding that Boston-area primary care physicians were more likely to prescribe antibiotics for ARIs at the end of the day than when they were fresh on the job in the morning.

Reach for Guideline-Recommended Antibiotics, Even in Severe CAP
October 11, 2013

Broad-spectrum antibiotics offer no advantage over guideline-recommended agents, even against severe community-acquired pneumonia.

HPV Vaccination: Impact of Culture and Language on Initiation, Completion
October 10, 2013

English- and Spanish-speaking parents cited widely differing reasons for avoiding vaccination for their eligible daughters or failing to ensure the 3 doses were received.