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Azithromycin found to increase risk of cardiovascular death

A 5-day course of azithromycin is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death, according to a recently published retrospective cohort study. Key Point: Azithromycin appears to have an adverse cardiac effect, possibly as a result of being proarrhythmic. The risk:benefit profile should be carefully considered before prescribing this agent,… 

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Prevention and early diagnosis can counter maternal risk from re-emergence of leptospirosis

Leptospirosis, a direct zoonotic disease, is a re-emerging infectious disease that can be fatal in pregnancy if undiagnosed. When diagnosed and treated early, leptospirosis is highly curable with routinely available antibiotics. “Leptospirosis is a totally preventable [cause of] maternal mortality with no residual sequelae if diagnosed early and managed accordingly.”… 

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Routine use of antibiotics not warranted in most cases of rhinosinusitis

Antibiotic treatment is no better than placebo at improving symptoms in patients with acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Key Point: Routine antibiotics for acute rhinosinusitis do not improve symptoms and are not warranted. Watchful waiting is a… 

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