Samah Alshehri

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BACKGROUND Both typical and atypical bacteria can cause community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); however, the need for empiric atypical coverage remains controversial. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of antibiotic regimens with atypical coverage (a fluoroquinolone or combination of a macrolide/doxycycline with a β-lactam) to a regimen without atypical(More)
BACKGROUND The use of antipsychotic medications (APMs) in nursing home residents in the U.S. is an increasingly prominent issue and has been associated with increased risk of hospitalization, cardiovascular events, hip fractures, and mortality, among other adverse health events. The Food and Drug Administration has placed a black box warning on these drugs,(More)
TO THE EDITOR—We read with interest the updated guidelines for the management of skin and soft tissue infections from the Infectious Diseases Society of America [1]. Their effort to expand on drug dosing is clear and appreciated. However, we would like to draw attention to a few dosing discrepancies. Table 3 [1] lists regimens for the treatment of(More)
Background Pre-authorization of restricted antibiotics is a core component of an antibiotic stewardship programme (ASP). On day 3, information about culture results and clinical status is typically available. Our objective was to compare an ASP that requires initial authorization alone with one requiring initial authorization and re-authorization on day 3(More)
Numerous antimicrobial agents interact with statins. It is important to prevent these drug interactions and resulting statin toxicity and/or reduced efficacy. We review and highlight major drug-drug interactions between statins and antibacterial and antifungal agents; interactions with antiviral agents were not considered. Daptomycin interacts with statins(More)
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