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Preventing irrational antibiotic use in kids with URI in India

Introduction Upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is one of the most commonly occurring infections in children, not only in India, but across the general population. It is believed to be one of the most common reasons for visits to a physician, as well as absenteeism from school, in Indian children…. 

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Despite pediatric and WHO guidelines, ‘irrational’ antibiotic prescribing for diarrhea persists in India

Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) guidelines recommending against the use of antibiotics for acute nonbloody diarrhea, many healthcare providers in India do so, according to a recently published study. “The main financial reason cited by the doctors in the study quoted is… 

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Doxycycline may provide significant protection against Clostridium difficile infections

Hospitalized patients who receive doxycycline in addition to ceftriaxone have a 79% reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection vs patients who receive ceftriaxone only, a recent study found. “In India, the true prevalence of [C. difficile] is not known because a majority of the hospitals do not investigate for this… 

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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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