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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453393/adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-and-factors-affecting-low-medication-adherence-among-incident-hiv-infected-individuals-during-2009-2016-a-nationwide-study
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Jungmee Kim, Eunyoung Lee, Byung-Joo Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Jin Yong Lee
For ideal clinical benefit, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals should receive continuous medication. This is the first nationwide antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence study in Asia, where medication monitoring at national level is systemically available. We estimated the ART adherence of incident HIV-infected individuals and investigated factors affecting low medication adherence using the national health insurance (NHI) claims data from 2007 to 2016. Medication possession ratio (MPR) was used to measure medication adherence and risk factors were identified by multivariable logistic regression analysis...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447878/risk-of-childhood-otitis-media-with-focus-on-potentially-modifiable-factors-a-danish-follow-up-cohort-study
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Asbjørn Kørvel-Hanquist, Anders Koch, Jørgen Lous, Sjurdur Frodi Olsen, Preben Homøe
INTRODUCTION: Otitis media is the primary cause of antibiotic prescription in children. Two-thirds of all children experience at least one episode of otitis media before the age of 7 years. The aim of this study was to characterise the attributable effect of several modifiable risk exposures on the risk of >3 episodes of otitis media at age 18 months and 7 years within a large prospective national birth cohort. METHODS: The study used the Danish National Birth Cohort comprising information about otitis media and risk exposures from more than 50,000 mother-child pairs from the period 1996-2002...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445304/prevalence-of-medication-errors-in-primary-health-care-at-bahrain-defence-force-hospital-prescription-based-study
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Fatema Aljasmi, Fatema Almalood, Ahmed Al Ansari
Background: One of the important activities that physicians - particularly general practitioners - perform is prescribing. It occurs in most health care facilities and especially in primary health care (PHC) settings. Objectives: This study aims to determine what types of prescribing errors are made in PHC at Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital, and how common they are. Methods: This was a retrospective study of data from PHC at BDF Hospital...
2018: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444768/web-based-just-in-time-information-and-feedback-on-antibiotic-use-for-village-doctors-in-rural-anhui-china-randomized-controlled-trial
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XingRong Shen, Manman Lu, Rui Feng, Jing Cheng, Jing Chai, Maomao Xie, Xuemeng Dong, Tao Jiang, Debin Wang
BACKGROUND: Excessive use of antibiotics is very common worldwide, especially in rural China; various measures that have been used in curbing the problem have shown only marginal effects. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test an innovative intervention that provided just-in-time information and feedback (JITIF) to village doctors on care of common infectious diseases. METHODS: The information component of JITIF consisted of a set of theory or evidence-based ingredients, including operation guideline, public commitment, and takeaway information, whereas the feedback component tells each participating doctor about his or her performance scores and percentages of antibiotic prescriptions...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440952/antibiotic-treatment-in-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia-clinical-practice-versus-guidelines-results-from-two-university-hospitals
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Sorin Claudiu Man, Valentina Sas, Cristina Schnell, Camelia Florea, Adelina Ţuţu, Ariana Szilágyi, Sergiu Belenes, Amalia Hebriştean, Anca Bonaţ, Claudia Cladovan, Cornel Aldea
Background and aims: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a both common and serious childhood infection. Antibiotic treatment guidelines help to reduce inadequate antibiotics prescriptions. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study at the Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, 3rd Pediatric Clinic, Cluj-Napoca and Dr. Gavril Curteanu Clinical City Hospital, in Oradea. All patients discharged with a diagnosis of CAP between December 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, were included in the study...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438980/trimethoprim-use-for-urinary-tract-infection-and-risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-older-patients-cohort-study
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Elizabeth Crellin, Kathryn E Mansfield, Clémence Leyrat, Dorothea Nitsch, Ian J Douglas, Adrian Root, Elizabeth Williamson, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson
OBJECTIVE: To determine if trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection (UTI) is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, hyperkalaemia, or sudden death in the general population. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: UK electronic primary care records from practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to the Hospital Episode Statistics database. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 65 and over with a prescription for trimethoprim, amoxicillin, cefalexin, ciprofloxacin, or nitrofurantoin prescribed up to three days after a primary care diagnosis of UTI between April 1997 and September 2015...
February 9, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438821/molecular-characterisation-of-esbl-producing-gram-negative-bacterial-isolates-from-surgical-wounds-of-patients-at-a-hospital-in-north-central-nigeria
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Ahmed Olowo-Okere, Yakubu Kokori Enevene Ibrahim, Busayo Olalekan Olayinka
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize ESBL-producing Gram-negative bacterial isolates from patients with surgical site infections (SSIs) at a tertiary healthcare facility in Abuja, Nigeria. METHOD: Consecutive, non-duplicate, wound swabs were collected, over three months period, from wounds of patients who had SSI and cultured appropriately. Bacterial isolates were identified using rapid identification kits. Modified disc diffusion method was used for antibiotics susceptibility testing and the phenotypic ESBL activity of the isolates was determined using the Double Discs Synergy Test (DDST)...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438547/effectiveness-of-general-practitioner-online-training-and-an-information-booklet-for-parents-on-antibiotic-prescribing-for-children-with-respiratory-tract-infection-in-primary-care-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anne R J Dekker, Theo J M Verheij, Berna D L Broekhuizen, Christopher C Butler, Jochen W L Cals, Nick A Francis, Paul Little, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Lucy Yardley, Nicolaas P A Zuithoff, Alike W van der Velden
Objectives: Antibiotics are too often prescribed in childhood respiratory tract infection (RTI), despite limited effectiveness, potential side effects and bacterial resistance. We aimed to reduce antibiotic prescribing for children with RTI by online training for general practitioners (GPs) and information for parents. Methods: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care. The intervention consisted of online training for GPs and an information booklet for parents...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438535/discrepancies-in-national-time-trends-of-outpatient-antibiotic-utilization-using-different-measures-a-population-based-study-in-france
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Nhung T H Trinh, Pierre Chahwakilian, Tim A Bruckner, Stéphane Sclison, Corinne Levy, Martin Chalumeau, Dejan Milic, Robert Cohen, Jérémie F Cohen
Objectives: To assess time trends of outpatient antibiotic utilization using different measures and explore their discrepancies. Methods: Based on French sales data from the IQVIA SDM database, 2009-16, we assessed time trends in outpatient antibiotic utilization using PrID, DID, PID and SID (defined as the number of prescriptions, DDDs, packages and standard units per 1000 inhabitants per day, respectively). We explored discrepancies between trends in PrID and DID by modelling the number of DDDs per prescription...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437860/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Sarah L Reeves, Alison C Tribble, Brian Madden, Gary L Freed, Kevin J Dombkowski
BACKGROUND: Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) are at increased risk for invasive pneumococcal disease; antibiotic prophylaxis significantly reduces this risk. We calculated the proportion of children with SCA who received ≥300 days of antibiotic prophylaxis and identified predictors of such receipt. METHODS: Children aged 3 months to 5 years with SCA were identified by the presence of 3 or more Medicaid claims with a diagnosis of SCA within a calendar year (2005-2012) in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, and Texas...
February 5, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433958/an-ontology-driven-clinical-decision-support-system-iddap-for-infectious-disease-diagnosis-and-antibiotic-prescription
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Ying Shen, Kaiqi Yuan, Daoyuan Chen, Joël Colloc, Min Yang, Yaliang Li, Kai Lei
BACKGROUND: The available antibiotic decision-making systems were developed from a physician's perspective. However, because infectious diseases are common, many patients desire access to knowledge via a search engine. Although the use of antibiotics should, in principle, be subject to a doctor's advice, many patients take them without authorization, and some people cannot easily or rapidly consult a doctor. In such cases, a reliable antibiotic prescription support system is needed. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study describes the construction and optimization of the sensitivity and specificity of a decision support system named IDDAP, which is based on ontologies for infectious disease diagnosis and antibiotic therapy...
February 9, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432602/modeling-the-growth-and-decline-of-pathogen-effective-population-size-provides-insight-into-epidemic-dynamics-and-drivers-of-antimicrobial-resistance
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Erik M Volz, Xavier Didelot
Non-parametric population genetic modeling provides a simple and flexible approach for studying demographic history and epidemic dynamics using pathogen sequence data. Existing Bayesian approaches are premised on stochastic processes with stationary increments which may provide an unrealistic prior for epidemic histories which feature extended period of exponential growth or decline. We show that non-parametric models defined in terms of the growth rate of the effective population size can provide a more realistic prior for epidemic history...
February 7, 2018: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431136/how-patients-experiences-of-respiratory-tract-infections-affect-healthcare-seeking-and-antibiotic-use-insights-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-rural-anhui-china
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Mengjie Diao, Xingrong Shen, Jing Cheng, Jing Chai, Rui Feng, Panpan Zhang, Rongyao Zhou, Helen Lambert, Debin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the occurrence of reported respiratory tract infection (RTI) symptoms and their effects on use of self and professional care among patients in the community. DESIGN: A cross-sectional retrospective household survey. SETTING: 12 administrative villages from rural Anhui, China. PARTICIPANTS: 2160 rural adult residents aged ≥18 years registered as rural residents and actually living in the sampled villages when this study was conducted...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429440/neonatal-and-paediatric-bloodstream-infections-pathogens-antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-and-prescribing-practice-at-khayelitsha-district-hospital-cape-town-south-africa
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H Crichton, N O'Connell, H Rabie, A C Whitelaw, A Dramowski
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of neonatal and paediatric community-acquired and healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) at South African (SA) district hospitals is under-researched. OBJECTIVE: Retrospective review of neonatal and paediatric BSI (0 - 13 years) at Khayelitsha District Hospital, Cape Town, SA, over 3 years (1 March 2012 - 28 February 2015). METHODS: We used laboratory, hospital, patient and prescription data to determine BSI rates, blood culture yield and contamination rates, pathogen profile, antimicrobial resistance, patient demographics, BSI outcome and antibiotic prescribing practice...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428578/treatment-practices-of-households-and-antibiotic-dispensing-in-medicine-outlets-in-developing-countries-the-case-of-ghana
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Mary-Anne Ahiabu, Pascal Magnussen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance, associated with inappropriate drug use, is a global public health threat. The pharmaceutical sectors in developing countries are poorly regulated leading to antibiotic sales and use without a prescription. The study documents the treatment of acute illnesses in households and the antibiotic dispensing practices of medicine sales outlets in Eastern region, Ghana. METHOD: Twice-weekly illness recall visits were made to 12 households in three rural communities over eight consecutive weeks...
February 7, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426305/adherence-to-guidelines-for-testing-and-treatment-of-children-with-pharyngitis-a-retrospective-study
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Thea Brennan-Krohn, Al Ozonoff, Thomas J Sandora
BACKGROUND: Group A streptococcus (GAS) is the most common bacterial etiology of pharyngitis but is difficult to distinguish clinically from viral pharyngitis. There are benefits to early antibacterial treatment of GAS pharyngitis, but administering antibiotics to children with viral pharyngitis is ineffective and costly. We evaluated adherence to guidelines that were developed to help clinicians distinguish between viral and GAS pharyngitis and guide management. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients ages 3-18 who had a rapid streptococcal test and/or throat culture performed in an outpatient setting...
February 9, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425624/internet-and-social-media-use-for-antibiotic-related-information-seeking-findings-from-a-survey-among-adult-population-in-italy
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Rossella Zucco, Francesco Lavano, Rosa Anfosso, Aida Bianco, Claudia Pileggi, Maria Pavia
BACKGROUND: The Internet represents an increasingly common source of health-related information. Internet and Social Media can be used to promote a prudent use of antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: To establish the extent of Internet and Social Media use to search for antibiotic related information and the potential implications in health care among adult population in Italy. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted from March to May 2017, among a sample of parents of public school students...
March 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422945/differences-between-the-antibiotic-prescribing-pattern-of-newly-arrived-refugees-in-germany-and-the-german-population
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Fabian Kahl, Thomas Kühlein
The number of refugees arriving in Europe increased dramatically in 2015, challenging the German health system. Amongst others, the treatment of infectious diseases is an important topic in refugee healthcare. A high prevalence of multi-drug-resistant organisms has been identified among the refugee population. Still, little is known about the prescription of antibiotic medication for refugees. We conducted a descriptive analysis of all antibiotics prescribed to newly arrived refugees who were treated as outpatients between 10/01/2014 and 09/30/2015 in Erlangen, an average sized German town...
2018: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417077/ciprofloxacin-use-in-hospitalized-children-approved-or-off-label
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Toktam Faghihi, Leila Yavari Tekmehdash, Mania Radfar, Kheirollah Gholami
Objective: Fluoroquinolones are not routinely used as the first-line antimicrobial therapy in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved fluoroquinolones on certain indications in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate to what extent and how ciprofloxacin is used on approved indication or as off-label. Besides, dose adequacy and treatment duration were assessed. Methods: In a 10-month observational study, all children receiving systemic ciprofloxacin were assessed...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415232/maternal-antibiotic-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-hospitalization-with-infection-in-offspring-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Jessica Eden Miller, Chunsen Wu, Lars Henning Pedersen, Nicholas de Klerk, Jørn Olsen, David P Burgner
Background: The early life microbiome contributes to immune development. Antibiotics during pregnancy alter the microbiome and may influence disease risks in the offspring. We investigated the relationship between maternal antibiotic exposure before and during pregnancy, and risk of childhood hospitalization with infection. Methods: We used population-based Danish national databases for pregnancies between 1995 and 2009. Infants were followed from birth until their first infection-related hospitalization, death, 14th birthday, emigration or end-2009...
February 4, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
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