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'Ten commandments' for the appropriate use of antibiotics by the practicing physician in an outpatient setting

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A multi-national working group on antibiotic stewardship, from the International Society of Chemotherapy, put together ten recommendations to physicians prescribing antibiotics to outpatients. These recommendations are: (1) use antibiotics only when needed; teach the patient how to manage symptoms of non-bacterial infections; (2) select the adequate ATB; precise targeting is better than shotgun therapy; (3) consider pharmacokinetics and phar-macodynamics when selecting an ATB; use the shortes...

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10.3389/fmicb.2011.00230

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Journal:
Frontiers in Microbiology
Volume:
2
Issue:
NOV
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1664-302X
URN:
uuid:ebe1206a-c220-4a6d-aa38-1f811caa3784
Source identifiers:
395236
Local pid:
pubs:395236

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