Goodfellow Gems #49

Goodfellow Gems #49

Bruce Arroll

Bruce Arroll

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Antibiotics – shorter courses (5 days) are better (pneumonia and cellulitis

A JAMA editorial1 comments on a trial of 5 versus 10 days of antibiotics for patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia
References

1.    Spellberg B. The New Antibiotic Mantra “Shorter is Better". JAMA Intern Med 2016. https://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2536180
2.    Uranga  A, España  PP, Bilbao  A,  et al.  Duration of antibiotic treatment in community-acquired pneumonia: a multicenter randomized clinical trial JAMA Internal Med 2016. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2536189
3.    Hepburn MJ et al., Comparison of Short-Course (5 Days) and Standard (10 Days) Treatment for Uncomplicated Cellulitis. Arch Intern Med 2004. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=760487