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Post-It Pearls

No Magic in IV Antibiotics

Lin, Michelle MD

Emergency Medicine News: May 2020 - Volume 42 - Issue 5 - p 22
doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000666336.57899.63
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    There is no magic in one dose of IV antibiotics before discharge for many antibiotics, especially for uncomplicated outpatient conditions such as low-risk community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and soft tissue infections.

    Some oral antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, levofloxacin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), have similar bioavailability. Read Academic Life in Emergency Medicine's blog post by emergency department pharmacists Jenny Koehl, PharmD, and Erin McCreary, PharmD, for more information: https://bit.ly/2U461Pr.

    This Post-It Pearl first appeared on Dr. Lin's Twitter or Instagram feed. You can find an infographic summary of it in the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog athttp://bit.ly/2RP2PXl. Read other PIPs athttps://www.instagram.com/michellelinmd.

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    Dr. Linis the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (https://www.ALiEM.com) and a professor of emergency medicine at the University of California San Francisco with interests in health professions education and digital scholarship. Follow her on Instagram @MichelleLinMD and on Twitter @M_Lin.

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