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New Antibiotic Guidelines Reflect AWARE Toolkit Recommendations

New recommendations regarding the appropriate use of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections in healthy adults were released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Physicians. The clinical recommendations given in the new guidelines mirror those found in the AWARE Acute Infection Guideline Summary for Adults, including not prescribing antibiotics when patients present with: ·         Nonspecific upper respiratory infections or bronchitis, unless there is a history of chronic bronchitis or other co-morbid conditions; ·         Pharyngitis without a confirmation of the Streptococcal bacteria; ·         Sinusitis, unless the symptoms last more than 10 days, present with high ...

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

CMA Foundation celebrates “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”     The week of November 16-22, 2015, is "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" – a campaign to highlight the problem of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Every year at least 2 million Americans become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die from these infections. This cold and flu season, the California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation's Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) project reminds physicians and patients to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics. AWARE is a long-term project of the California Medical Association (CMA) ...

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