Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were highest among urgent care facilities (45.7%), with emergency departments (24.6%), medical offices (17.0%), and retail clinics (14.4%) following.
A 56-year-old woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago because of dilated cardiomyopathy now presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.
Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are not associated with better clinical or patient-centered outcomes in children with acute respiratory tract infections.
Respiratory infection frequency during the first 2 years of life is tied to celiac disease risk in high-risk children.
Increasing Vitamin D supplements does not prevent winter upper respiratory tract infections in young healthy children.