appropriate antibiotic choices for complicated intra-abdominal infections
New guidelines are clarifying appropriate antibiotic choices for complicated intra-abdominal infections.
There are new recommendations for empiric treatment...and more guidance on drug selection and using single agents.
Community-acquired infections. For appendicitis and other mild to moderate community infections recommend a single agent such as cefoxitin or ticarcillin/clavulanate (Timentin)...or combo therapy such as metronidazole plus cefazolin or ceftriaxone.