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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055572/prescription-of-antibiotics-does-it-alter-the-outcome-for-patients-who-have-fractures-of-the-angle-of-the-mandible
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D Hammond, S Parmar, J Whitty, M McPhillips, R Wain
We retrospectively studied 708 consecutive patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to find out whether one of the four antibiotic protocols in use conferred any advantage (or disadvantage) on a patient who had a fractured angle of the mandible, and there was none. However, the time from initial injury until the time of the first dose of antibiotic was important. Clinically, if patients waited more than 72hours after the injury before the first dose of antibiotic was given, they had a three times higher rate of postoperative infection than patients who were given their first dose between 24 and 72hours after the injury...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053647/efficacy-of-different-methods-used-for-dry-socket-prevention-and-risk-factor-analysis-a-systematic-review
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M Taberner-Vallverdú, M-Á Sánchez-Garcés, C Gay-Escoda
BACKGROUND: Dry socket is one of the most common complications that develops after the extraction of a permanent tooth, and its prevention is more effective than its treatment. OBJECTIVES: Analyze the efficacy of different methods used in preventing dry socket in order to decrease its incidence after tooth extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Cochrane and PubMed-MEDLINE database search was conducted with the search terms "dry socket", "prevention", "risk factors", "alveolar osteitis" and "fibrynolitic alveolitis", both individually and using the Boolean operator "AND"...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052109/assessments-of-opportunities-to-improve-antibiotic-prescribing-in-an-emergency-department-a-period-prevalence-survey
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Tristan T Timbrook, Aisling R Caffrey, Anais Ovalle, Maya Beganovic, William Curioso, Melissa Gaitanis, Kerry L LaPlante
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 30% of all outpatient antimicrobials are inappropriately prescribed. Currently, antimicrobial prescribing patterns in emergency departments (ED) are not well described. Determining inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing patterns and opportunities for interventions by antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are needed. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed among a random sample of non-admitted, adult patients who received an antimicrobial prescription in the ED from January 1 to December 31, 2015...
October 19, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052092/a-72-h-intervention-for-improvement-of-the-rate-of-optimal-antibiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-bloodstream-infections
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R Murri, F Taccari, T Spanu, T D'Inzeo, I Mastrorosa, F Giovannenze, G Scoppettuolo, G Ventura, C Palazzolo, M Camici, S Lardo, B Fiori, M Sanguinetti, R Cauda, M Fantoni
Antimicrobial stewardship programs are implemented to optimize the use of antibiotics and control the spread of antibiotic resistance. Many antimicrobial stewardship interventions have demonstrated significant efficacy in reducing unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics, the duration of antimicrobial therapy, and mortality. We evaluated the benefits of a combination of rapid diagnostic tests and an active re-evaluation of antibiotic therapy 72 h after the onset of bloodstream infection (BSI). All patients with BSI from November 2015 to November 2016 in a 1100-bed university hospital in Rome, where an Infectious Disease Consultancy Unit (Unità di Consulenza Infettivologica, UDCI) is available, were re-evaluated at the bedside 72 h after starting antimicrobial therapy and compared to two pre-intervention periods: the UDCI was called by the ward physician for patients with BSI and the UDCI was called directly by the microbiologist immediately after a pathogen was isolated from blood cultures...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048511/impact-of-implementing-national-guidelines-on-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-pediatric-emergency-departments-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Naïm Ouldali, Xavier Bellêttre, Karen Milcent, Romain Guedj, Loïc de Pontual, Bogdan Cojocaru, Valérie Soussan-Banini, Irina Craiu, David Skurnik, Vincent Gajdos, Gérard Chéron, Robert Cohen, Corinne Alberti, François Angoulvant
Background: Many antibiotics are prescribed inappropriately in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs), but little data are available in these settings about effective interventions based on guidelines that follow the antimicrobial stewardship principle. Our aim was to assess the impact of implementing the 2011 national guidelines on antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) in PEDs. Method: We conducted a multicentric, quasiexperimental, interrupted time series analysis of prospectively collected electronic data from 7 French PEDs...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042390/effect-of-point-of-care-susceptibility-testing-in-general-practice-on-appropriate-prescription-of-antibiotics-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infection-a-diagnostic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anne Holm, Gloria Cordoba, Tina Møller Sørensen, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Volkert Siersma, Lars Bjerrum
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of adding point-of-care (POC) susceptibility testing to POC culture on appropriate use of antibiotics as well as clinical and microbiological cure for patients with suspected uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in general practice. DESIGN: Open, individually randomised controlled trial. SETTING: General practice. PARTICIPANTS: Women with suspected uncomplicated UTI, including elderly patients above 65, patients with recurrent UTI and patients with diabetes...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040263/tuberculosis-detection-and-the-challenges-of-integrated-care-in-rural-china-a-cross-sectional-standardized-patient-study
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Sean Sylvia, Hao Xue, Chengchao Zhou, Yaojiang Shi, Hongmei Yi, Huan Zhou, Scott Rozelle, Madhukar Pai, Jishnu Das
BACKGROUND: Despite recent reductions in prevalence, China still faces a substantial tuberculosis (TB) burden, with future progress dependent on the ability of rural providers to appropriately detect and refer TB patients for further care. This study (a) provides a baseline assessment of the ability of rural providers to correctly manage presumptive TB cases; (b) measures the gap between provider knowledge and practice and; (c) evaluates how ongoing reforms of China's health system-characterized by a movement toward "integrated care" and promotion of initial contact with grassroots providers-will affect the care of TB patients...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038045/effects-of-procalcitonin-guided-treatment-on-antibiotic-use-and-need-for-mechanical-ventilation-in-patients-with-acute-asthma-exacerbation-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wanis H Ibrahim, Kamran Mushtaq, Tasleem Raza, Anand Kartha, Ahmed O Saleh, Rayaz A Malik
OBJECTIVE: The primary outcome was to determine whether serum procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy can reduce antibiotic exposure in patients with an acute exacerbation of asthma presenting to the primary care facility, emergency department or during hospital admission. The secondary outcome was the need for mechanical ventilation. METHODS: In this meta-analysis, we performed extensive literature search for randomized controlled clinical trials (published in English) that compared serum procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy versus antibiotic use according to physician's discretion for adult participants with mild, moderate or severe acute asthma exacerbations...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031431/implementing-an-antibiotic-stewardship-program-at-a-long-term-acute-care-hospital-in-detroit-michigan
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Ammara Mushtaq, Reda A Awali, Suganya Chandramohan, Amar Krishna, Caitlin Biedron, Olufemi Jegede, Teena Chopra
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to assess health care providers' (HCPs) knowledge and attitude toward antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and implement an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) in a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). METHODS: A questionnaire on antibiotic use and resistance was administered to HCP in an LTACH in Detroit, Michigan, between August 2011 and October 2011. Concurrently, a retrospective review of common antibiotic prescription practices and costs was conducted...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028464/should-physicians-consider-the-environmental-effects-of-prescribing-antibiotics
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Jeremy Balch, Julia H Schoen, Payal K Patel
Pharmaceuticals are beginning to receive attention as a source of pollution in aquatic environments. Yet the impact of physician prescription patterns on water resources is not often discussed in clinical decision making. Here, we comment on a case in which empiric antibiotic treatment might benefit a patient while simultaneously being detrimental to the aquatic environment. We first highlight the potential harm caused by this prescription from its production to its disposal. We then suggest that Van Rensselaer Potter's original conceptualization of bioethics can be used to balance clinicians' obligations to protect individual, public, and environmental health...
October 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024540/infections-resistance-patterns-and-antibiotic-use-in-patients-at-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Nivanka De Silva, Justin Jackson, Christopher Steer
AIMS: To document patient characteristics, infection types, patterns of antibiotic resistance and outcomes in all patients with cancer requiring inpatient management for suspected infection at a regional Australian cancer centre. METHODS: We studied patients ≥ 18 years of age who were admitted under the oncology unit at Albury Wodonga Health during a 12-month period and who had a microbiological test performed for suspected infection during their admission...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023594/first-trimester-medication-abortion-practice-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Heidi E Jones, Katharine O'Connell White, Wendy V Norman, Edith Guilbert, E Steve Lichtenberg, Maureen Paul
We conducted a cross-sectional survey of abortion facilities from professional networks in the United States (US, n = 703) and Canada (n = 94) to estimate the prevalence of medication abortion practices in these settings and to look at regional differences. Administrators responded to questions on gestational limits, while up to five clinicians per facility reported on 2012 medication abortion practice. At the time of fielding, mifepristone was not approved in Canada. 383 (54.5%) US and 78 (83.0%) Canadian facilities participated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020276/antibiotic-expenditures-by-medication-class-and-health-care-setting-in-the-united-states-2010-2015
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K J Suda, Lauri A Hicks, Rebecca M Roberts, Robert J Hunkler, Linda M Matusiak, Glen T Schumock
BACKGROUND: Improving antibiotic use has the potential to decrease health care costs by reducing the incidence of antibiotic-resistant infections, antibiotic-associated adverse events, and expenditures due to unnecessary prescriptions. Antibiotic expenditures in 2009 totaled $10.7 billion in the United States. Since then, national and local antibiotic stewardship initiatives have grown. The purpose of this study was to assess trends in antibiotic expenditures by health care setting in the United States between 2010 and 2015...
August 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018588/do-chain-pharmacies-perform-better-than-independent-pharmacies-evidence-from-a-standardised-patient-study-of-the-management-of-childhood-diarrhoea-and-suspected-tuberculosis-in-urban-india
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Rosalind Miller, Catherine Goodman
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacies and drug stores are frequently patients' first point of care in many low-income and middle-income countries, but their practice is often poor. Pharmacy retailing in India has traditionally been dominated by local, individually owned shops, but recent years have seen the growth of pharmacy chains. In theory, lower-powered profit incentives and self-regulation to preserve brand identity may lead to higher quality in chain stores. In practice, this has been little studied...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018532/real-world-data-of-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital-in-japan-a-pilot-survey-of-prescribed-medicines
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Noriko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Takizawa, Nao Miyamoto, Shinji Funayama, Ryo Tanaka, Syozo Okano, Toshio Iwasaki
The prescription data from a digital accounting system of a veterinary teaching hospital collected between 2008 and 2011 in Japan were downloaded, stored in a database and analysed using a statistical analysis software, SAS. Seventy-six per cent of all prescriptions were drugs approved for human beings. The most frequently prescribed category was 'Agents against pathogenic organisms', such as antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents, followed by 'Cardiovascular agents'. Seventy-five per cent of prescribed oral formulations in the category 'Agents against pathogenic organisms' were drugs approved for human beings, while 78 per cent of the injectable prescriptions were those for veterinary...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017473/australian-consumer-perspectives-attitudes-and-behaviours-on-antibiotic-use-and-antibiotic-resistance-a-qualitative-study-with-implications-for-public-health-policy-and-practice
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Elaine P M Lum, Katie Page, Lisa Nissen, Jenny Doust, Nicholas Graves
BACKGROUND: Consumers receive over 27 million antibiotic prescriptions annually in Australian primary healthcare. Hence, consumers are a key group to engage in the fight against antibiotic resistance. There is a paucity of research pertaining to consumers in the Australian healthcare environment. This study aimed to investigate the perspectives, attitudes and behaviours of Australian consumers on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, to inform national programs for reducing inappropriate antibiotic consumption...
October 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993379/knowledge-attitudes-perceptions-and-habits-towards-antibiotics-dispensed-without-medical-prescription-a-qualitative-study-of-spanish-pharmacists
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Juan Vazquez-Lago, Cristian Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro, Paula Lopez-Vazquez, Margarita Taracido, Ana López, Adolfo Figueiras
OBJECTIVE: To investigate community pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and habits with regard to antibiotic dispensing without medical prescription in Spain. METHODS: A qualitative research using focus group method (FG) in Galicia (north-west Spain). FG sessions were conducted in the presence of a moderator. A topic script was developed to lead the discussions, which were audiorecorded to facilitate data interpretation and transcription. Proceedings were transcribed by an independent researcher and interpreted by two researchers working independently...
October 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992176/disproportionate-exposure-to-antibiotics-in-children-at-risk-for-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-potential-for-emerging-resistance-and-opportunity-for-antibiotic-stewardship
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Tamar F Barlam, Jake R Morgan, Warren A Kaplan, Kevin Outterson, Stephen I Pelton
We compared antibiotic prescribing for children with and those without an underlying chronic condition associated with increased risk for invasive pneumococcal disease. Children with a chronic condition had significantly greater cumulative exposure to antibiotics and higher rates of prescriptions per person-year than those without a chronic condition; this population is at increased risk for the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens.
September 7, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991775/evidence-based-practice-in-using-antibiotics-for-acute-tonsillitis-in-primary-care-practice
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Valentina Risteska Nejashmikj, Snezana Stojkovska, Irena Kondova Topuzovska, Katarina Stavrikj
The increased use of antibiotics for acute tonsillitis is a public health problem. 80% of the antibiotic prescriptions for acute tonsillitis are done in the Primary Care practice (PCP). The inappropriate use of the antibiotic causes bacterial resistance and treatment failure. Only patients with acute tonsillitis caused by Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS) have benefit of the antibiotic treatment, which is a predict cause in 5-20%. In order to assess the antibiotic prescribing for acute tonsillitis by the doctors in the PCP in Macedonia we use the data from the national project about antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections which was conducted in November 2014 during a period of 4 weeks as part of the E-quality program sponsored by the IPCRG...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988637/-value-of-procalcitonin-for-infants-with-bronchiolitis-in-an-emergency-department
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M Desmarest, C Aupiais, J Le Gal, L Tourteau, J Le Coz, E de Paepe, L Titomanlio, A Faye
CONTEXT: Very few studies have evaluated the role of procalcitonin (PCT) in infants with bronchiolitis. AIMS: To describe infants who had both a diagnosis of bronchiolitis at the emergency department and a blood test including PCT, and to compare the characteristics of children according to the PCT value. METHODS: Infants admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 who had a diagnosis of bronchiolitis and a blood test including PCT were included...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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