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Study: Pros and Cons of Using Antibiotics to Treat Common Colds

Physicians would need to prescribe antibiotics to more than 12,000 patients diagnosed with common colds to prevent one hospital admission for pneumonia, according to a study.

Flu, Cough & Cold

Clinical economics: Cough, cold, and fluHow to better manage—and get reimbursed—for treating cough, cold and flu patients.
QIV found highly effective against moderate-to-severe flu, NEJM report says
QIV found highly effective against moderate-to-severe flu, NEJM report says
Influenza vaccination can reduce the risk of influenza-associated pneumonia hospitalizations by more than half, according to data presented at the IDWeek Meeting recently in San Francisco.
There’s hope for this year’s influenza season, particularly among children. Vaccination coverage appears to be rising.
Same-day care, capacity key to managing flu season
Same-day care, capacity key to managing flu seasonLast year’s flu season brought chills to some providers; experts say planning, education are even more critical now
The role that school-aged children play in the spread of influenza to their families and the community continues to be undervalued.
Influenza-associated neurologic complications in children are rare but can be severe. Familiarity with the clinical presentation and frequency of specific neurologic findings can help pediatricians with early diagnosis and treatment.
Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine approved by FDA
Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine approved by FDAThe FDA has approved the supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of its 4-strain influenza vaccine, Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur).
A study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has found that the risk of bipolar disorder may be quadrupled among children whose mothers contracted influenza in pregnancy.
Physicians would need to prescribe antibiotics to more than 12,000 patients diagnosed with common colds to prevent 1 hospital admission for pneumonia, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.