Respiratory fluoroquinolone use and influenza

Philip M. Polgreen, Ming Yang, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Joseph E. Cavanaugh

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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 (P<.0001). Also, we estimated that reducing influenza activity by 20% would reduce prescriptions by 8%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)706-709
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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