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Article

Publication Date

2-16-2016

Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) focus on improving the utilization of broad spectrum antibiotics to decrease the incidence of multidrug-resistant Gram positive and Gram negative pathogens. Hospital admission for both medical and surgical intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) commonly results in the empiric use of broad spectrum antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones, beta-lactam beta-lactamase inhibitors, and carbapenems that can select for resistant organisms. This review will discuss the management of uncomplicated and complicated IAIs as well as highlight stewardship initiatives focusing on the proper use of broad spectrum antibiotics.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics5010011

Comments

This article was originally published in Antibiotics 2016, 5(1), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics5010011.

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