Division of Infectious Diseases

ANTIBIOTIC-ASSOCIATED ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Phil Chung and the Nebraska ASAP have provided another excellent journal article review, here is a snippet,  but we encourage you read his whole review here.

Antibiotics are life-saving medications that make modern medical care such as surgical procedures, organ transplantation, cancer chemotherapy possible.  Unfortunately, their use can be associated with a number of adverse drug events (ADE).  In a study by Tamma et al (Tamma PD, et al. JAMA Intern Med 2017;177:1308-15), investigators found antibiotic-associated ADE occurred in 20% of study patients and the risk of developing an ADE increased by 3% for every 10 days of antibiotic therapy.

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Content courtesy of Phil Chung and the Nebraska ASAP. 

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