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University of Virginia, School of Medicine

Antibiotic Use Can Be Cut for Abdominal Infections 

Christopher Guidry, MD, of the UVA Department of Surgery discusses:


In a finding important for preventing the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and 22 other institutions have determined that the duration of antibiotic treatment for complicated abdominal infections can be cut by half and remain equally effective.


The researchers, led by the UVA team, looked at the treatment of infections after the source of the infection was addressed, such as the removal of an inflamed appendix. They found that administering antibiotics for only four days was as effective as treatments spanning eight days.



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