Below is an effort to rank-order antibiotics which ...

Below is an effort to rank-order antibiotics which I made during a few spare hours in the hospital overnight.  I don’t think this list is very reliable, nor that it should be used to make clinical decisions.  The goal here is simply to illustrate that creating such a list isn’t necessarily that difficult.

I started by creating two metrics to look at various antibiotics:

 - Anaphylaxis Hits: Number of articles retrieved from PubMed by searching for the antibiotic name plus either anaphylaxis or angioedema.

 - Anaphylaxis Index: Number of anaphylaxis hits normalized to the total number of articles about that antibiotic:
Antibiotics are sorted in descending order based on the anaphylaxis index.

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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