Respiratory fluoroquinolone use and influenza.

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Respiratory fluoroquinolone use and influenza.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jul;32(7):706-9

Authors: Polgreen PM, Yang M, Laxminarayan R, Cavanaugh JE

We show that respiratory fluoroquinolone use is extremely seasonal and that fluoroquinolone use is strongly associated with influenza. In our time series model, instantaneous influenza activity was a significant predictor of use ([Formula: see text]). Also, we estimated that reducing influenza activity by 20% would reduce prescriptions by 8%.

PMID: 21666403 [PubMed - in process]

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