Author Topic: Caution against delaying use of antibiotics for UTIs in those over 65  (Read 16 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline agate

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 8134
  • MS diagnosed 1980
  • Location: Pacific Northwest
I've been concerned in recent years when noticing medical articles cautioning doctors against over-prescribing antibiotics--concerned because people with MS seem particularly vulnerable to infections and to having infections that become rather serious even when people without MS find them easier to shake off.  This article from NEJM Journal Watch (March 3, 2019) interested me although it concerns the over-65 population. What is said strikes me as applicable to persons with MS as well. The title is "For Seniors with UTIs, Delayed Antibiotics Lead to Sepsis and Death":


https://www.jwatch.org/fw115107/2019/02/28/seniors-with-utis-delayed-antibiotics-linked-sepsis-and?query=pfwRSTOC&jwd=000100983645&jspc=
MS Speaks--online for 12 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
56 Views
Last post October 30, 2016, 03:32:06 pm
by agate
0 Replies
27 Views
Last post July 29, 2017, 03:50:43 pm
by agate
0 Replies
49 Views
Last post January 13, 2018, 07:18:20 am
by agate
0 Replies
28 Views
Last post October 01, 2018, 07:50:01 pm
by agate
0 Replies
17 Views
Last post May 02, 2019, 07:28:24 pm
by agate