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.

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