Reduce Empiric Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics for Pyelonephritis

You'll hear controversy over the best way to treat patients hospitalized with pyelonephritis.

There's limited evidence to guide empiric antibiotic choices in these patients...and growing concerns about resistance to commonly used antibiotics, such as quinolones.

Use your antibiogram to choose an antibiotic with good empiric coverage of E. coli...the culprit in most pyelonephritis cases.

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