Antibiotic resistance and stewardship

Antibiotics: choices for common infections

The following information is a consensus guide. It is intended...

July 2017

The bpacnz antibiotic guide: 2017 edition

The 2017 edition of the bpacnz antibiotics guide; Antibiotics:...

July 2017

Topical antibiotics for skin infections: should they be prescribed at all?

Clinical indications for the use of topical antibiotics are continuing...

February 2017

Topical antibiotics for skin infections: when are they appropriate?

In the community, many patients have skin and soft tissue infections...

February 2017

An update on the use of nitrofurantoin in patients with renal impairment

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)...

October 2015

Amoxicillin clavulanate Update Report 2015

Amoxicillin clavulanate is a broad spectrum antibiotic which...

September 2015

Debate: Do you prescribe antibiotics for respiratory tract infections? An everyday conundrum in general practice

Appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for patients with respiratory...

June 2015

Delayed antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections: does the strategy work?

Delayed antibiotic prescribing, also known as a “back pocket...

June 2015

Do probiotics provide effective and safe protection against antibiotic-associated adverse effects?

Sales of probiotic products in the community generate billions...

June 2015

Is it ok to stop antibiotics when symptoms resolve?

Traditionally, clinicians and health authorities advocate that...

June 2015

News Update

The Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID) annual...

June 2015

Should I prescribe a topical antiseptic cream instead of a topical antibiotic for minor skin infections?

Increasing rates of resistance to topical antibiotics continues...

June 2015

Upfront: Time to reduce antibiotic prescribing – NOW

Contributed by: Associate Professor Mark Thomas, Faculty of...

June 2015

The Year in Review - What did we learn in 2014?

In 2014 we published over 60 medical education articles in Best...

February 2015

Topical antibiotics: very few indications for use

Topical antibiotics in general have been excessively used in...

October 2014

Rising antimicrobial resistance

Associate Professor Mark Thomas from the University of Auckland,...

June 2014

Upfront: Azithromycin: use it wisely

Growing use of azithromycin in New Zealand means that we are...

April 2014

Upfront: Antimicrobial Resistance in New Zealand: What is my role in primary care?

This month marks the launch of our 2013 revised edition of “Antibiotic...

August 2013

Antibiotics Guide

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July 2013

Upfront: Is the cupboard bare? The threat of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to health...

June 2013

Appropriate use of amoxicillin clavulanate

Amoxicillin clavulanate is an important and effective medicine...

September 2011

Upfront: Antimicrobial resistance - the way forward

In this final article in the series on antimicrobial resistance,...

February 2011

Antimicrobial resistance: where are we now?

This article reviews the data currently available, which enables...

December 2010

ANTIMICROBIALS how should they be used in primary care?

Ideally antibiotics should be reserved for the treatment of...

October 2010

Upfront: Resistance to antimicrobials - an increasing problem in our community

The threat of multiple drug resistant organisms in New Zealand....

August 2010

Upfront: Confronting the conundrum: do you prescribe antibiotics for respiratory tract infections?

The June edition of Best Practice Journal (BPJ 68) was themed...

September 2015

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