13 responses to “Bugs & Drugs guide to antimicrobial therapy”

  1. I love my Bugs and Drugs app! I use it nearly every day I practice.

  2. Great suggestion

  3. I tried downloading Bugs and Drugs on my phone and they want a credit card.

  4. Excellent review of the relevant tools to minimize the big problem of drug resistance and other antibiotic serious side effects

  5. Excellent resource . I also use prescribing wisely as well as Uptodate

  6. This was a great article. I am fairly new to BC as a family doctor and this absolutely inspired me to learn more about using Pathways in general. I do a lot og Urgent Care as well as longitudinal care and this will help reduce antibiotic prescribing overall I think.

  7. Hi. I would just also encourage the authors to consider the first line app. It has the advantage of local data derived from local antibiogram resistance data and also includes specific populations such as pregnant persons, gyne and pediatrics.

  8. Great resource. Thanks for alerting us to this growing issue of drug resistance.

  9. I know this is an excellent app, and that drug resistance is a huge problem.

    As a Pediatrician, I treat young adults up to 20 years old.
    For uncomplicated urinary tract infections in particular, I use Fosfomycin Tromethamine. In practice, it is not easy for patients to access a lab and then wait for results. In Vancouver, for example, sometimes the only alternative is to go to BC Children’s Hospital Emergency Room – which is the worst use of the ER. For patients who are prone to uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and know exactly when they have an infection, I make sure they have a supply of Fosfomycin at home.

    I would be very interested to hear what other physicians do.

  10. The Community Antimicrobial Stewardship program at the BC Centre for Disease Control facilitates access to Bugs and Drugs in BC. If you have any questions about the resource or difficulties in accessing it, please feel free to reach out to info@antibioticwise.ca for assistance. We’re happy to hear that so many find Bugs and Drugs (and Pathways) so useful in their practice.

  11. I use Bugs and Drugs app daily. It is such a useful and practical guide for prescribing antibiotics.

  12. I use pathways fairly regularly, but did not think about its use for this. Firstline as mentioned is like a further extension of Bugs and Drugs and free from FHA. It is site specific for management of resistance and sensitivities.

  13. I agree with this and use the app
    When the bug is reported I often check Firstline from Providence Health to select the most appropriate antibiotic.

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