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Clinical indications for the use of topical antibiotics are
continuing to narrow, driven by increasing resistance rates in New...
In the community, many patients have skin and soft tissue infections that are relatively minor, e.g. scrapes and scratches or...
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom (UK) have updated their guidance to allow...
Amoxicillin clavulanate is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is used frequently in New Zealand general
practice. Although the...
Increasing rates of resistance to topical antibiotics continues to change the use of these medicines in primary care. Topical...
Appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for patients with respiratory tract infections (RTI) is a key component of improving antimicrobial...
Delayed antibiotic prescribing, also known as a “back pocket prescription”, is a strategy of providing a patient with a prescription...
Sales of probiotic products in the community generate billions of dollars worldwide, yet many of the health claims made by the...
Traditionally, clinicians and health authorities advocate that patients should complete their full course of antibiotics as prescribed,...
The Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID) annual scientific meeting | Discontinuation of topical erythromycin
Contributed by: Associate Professor Mark Thomas, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland.
In 2014 we published over 60 medical education articles in Best Practice Journal, spanning more than 450 pages. Context is crucial...
Topical antibiotics in general have been excessively used in New Zealand in recent years. The increasing prevalence of resistance...
Associate Professor Mark Thomas from the University of Auckland, in conjunction with Dr Alesha Smith and Professor Murray Tilyard...
Growing use of azithromycin in New Zealand means that we are in danger of increasing bacterial resistance to macrolide antibiotics,...
This month marks the launch of our 2013 revised edition of “Antibiotic choices for common infections”. The guidance supports the...
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Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to health that we have faced in recent history. As the rate of resistance...
Amoxicillin clavulanate is an important and effective medicine but its use must be reserved for specific indications in order...
In this final article in the series on antimicrobial resistance, we look at the way foward. Lessons learned from international...
This article reviews the data currently available, which enables interventions to be targeted towards issues which are local and...
Ideally antibiotics should be reserved for the treatment of known bacterial infection but it is well recognised that they are...
The threat of multiple drug resistant organisms in New Zealand. The first article in a series on antimicrobial resistance.
The June edition of Best Practice Journal (BPJ 68) was themed as an “Antibiotic Issue”. It is increasingly important that we focus...
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