Five things to avoid with antibiotics

There are five things that clinicians can stop doing to avert a post-antibiotic era, according to infectious disease specialists.

The Australian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) has issued the following list:

1. Don’t prescribe antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria

Asymptomatic bacteriuria, with or without pyuria, is common in older patients and does not require treatment. Urine samples for cultures should be collected only when patients show symptoms of UTI.

2. Don’t