Where is the data for all this Pen-resistant Group A Streptococcus?
>I have to agree whole heartedly with Jim Chamberlin about the need to restrict
>the use of any antibiotic to those conditions that need antibiotics. We (the
>house of Medicine) overuse antibiotics in the outpatient setting, and we
>are/will continue to pay for the indiscretion.
>Multi-resistant bugs (Memphis is endemic for pen resistant strep)
>Excessive expense (one of the few for which we are responsible)
>Perpetuation of the myth of the quick cure (My least favorite type of patient)
>Iatrogenic adverse effects in patients that did not need the antibiotic
> to begin with (Oh the horror stories)
>David G. Ward, M.D.
>Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center
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Gilbert Z. Given, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Chicago
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