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June issue of Best Practice magazine (bpac) focuses on antibiotic use

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posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-29 15:36:21.892

The June 2015 issue of Best Practice magazine (bpac) focuses on antibiotic use. Contents include:

  • Upfront: Time to reduce antibiotic prescribing – NOW
  • Debate: Do you prescribe antibiotics for respiratory tract infections? An everyday conundrum in general practice
  • Is it ok to stop antibiotics when symptoms resolve?
  • Delayed antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections: does the strategy work?
  • Should I prescribe a topical antiseptic cream instead of a topical antibiotic for minor skin infections?
  • Is point-of-care CRP testing useful in guiding antibiotic prescribing in patients with respiratory tract infections?
  • Do probiotics provide effective and safe protection against antibiotic-associated adverse effects?
  • When is an allergy to an antibiotic really an allergy?
  • The role of prophylactic antibiotics for preventing infective endocarditis in people undergoing dental or other minor procedures
  • Cellulitis: skin deep and spreading across New Zealand

To read the issue in full text, go to: