Antibiotics not the Answer for Asthmatics

by Brad
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Analyzing over 5,000 outpatient visits of, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that some antibiotics may be overprescribed for kids with asthma. Antibiotics were prescribed in 1 of 6 routine visits even though national guidelines don’t recommend them as therapy. However, when best practices and alternative therapies were discussed by the pediatrician during those visits, patients were much less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions.

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