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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220736/antibiotic-prescription-patterns-of-south-african-general-medical-practitioners-for-treatment-of-acute-bronchitis
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N B Q Ncube, G C Solanki, T Kredo, R Lalloo
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a significant public health problem. Prudent use of antibiotics is crucial in reducing this resistance. Acute bronchitis is a common reason for consultations with general medical practitioners, and antibiotics are often prescribed even though guidelines recommend not prescribing them for uncomplicated acute bronchitis. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the antibiotic prescription patterns of South African (SA) general medical practitioners in the treatment of acute bronchitis...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220735/sustained-reduction-in-antibiotic-consumption-in-a-south-african-public-sector-hospital-four-year-outcomes-from-the-groote-schuur-hospital-antibiotic-stewardship-program
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T H Boyles, V Naicker, N Rawoot, P J Raubenheimer, B Eick, M Mendelson
BACKGROUND: Overuse of antibiotics has driven global bacterial resistance to the extent that we have entered a post-antibiotic era, where infections that were once easily treatable are now becoming untreatable. Efforts to control consumption have focused on antibiotic stewardship programmes (ASPs), aimed at optimising use. OBJECTIVE: To report antibiotic consumption and cost over 4 years from a public hospital ASP in South Africa (SA). METHODS: A comprehensive ASP comprising online education, a dedicated antibiotic prescription chart and weekly dedicated ward rounds was introduced at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, in 2012...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216959/prescription-patterns-and-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-cough-cold-and-diarrhea-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan, Sadiqa Malik, Guru Prasad Mohanta, S Parimalakrishnan, Isha Patel, Sameer Dhingra
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis and respiratory illnesses are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prescription pattern of antibiotic utilization during the treatment of cough/cold and/or diarrhea in pediatric patients. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted for 6 months in pediatric units of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Children under 5 years of age presenting with illness related to diarrhea and/or cough/cold were included in this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215515/how-to-get-along-with-antibiotic-stewardship-and-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-in-cirrhotic-patients
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REVIEW
Valentina Zuccaro, Paola Columpsi, Paolo Sacchi, Maria Grazia Lucà, Stefano Fagiuoli, Raffaele Bruno
The aim of this review is to focus on the recent knowledge on antibiotic stewardship and empiric antibiotic treatment in cirrhotic patients. The application of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) rules appears to be the most appropriate strategy to globally manage cirrhotic patients with infectious complications: indeed they represent a unique way to provide both early diagnosis and appropriate therapy in order to avoid not only antibiotic over-prescription but, more importantly, selection and spread of antimicrobial resistance...
January 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212400/surveys-of-public-knowledge-and-attitudes-with-regard-to-antibiotics-in-poland-did-the-european-antibiotic-awareness-day-campaigns-change-attitudes
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Beata Mazińska, Izabela Strużycka, Waleria Hryniewicz
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health problem. Monitoring the level of knowledge regarding antibiotics is a part of the European Union Community strategy against antimicrobial resistance. OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge by the general public in Poland regarding antibiotics, AMR, and the impact of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day campaigns. METHODS: The repeated cross-sectional study was developed and carried out among the general public in Poland (in 5 waves between 2009 and 2011, embracing a total of 5004 respondents)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211044/antibiotic-use-as-a-marker-of-acute-infection-and-risk-of-first-and-recurrent-venous-thrombosis
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Jasmijn F Timp, Suzanne C Cannegieter, Vladimir Tichelaar, Sigrid K Braekkan, Frits R Rosendaal, Saskia le Cessie, Willem M Lijfering
A role for transient infections in the aetiology of venous thrombosis (VT) has been suggested. This study aimed to determine whether individuals who receive antibiotic treatment (as a proxy for infections) have an increased risk of first and recurrent VT and whether infections should be seen as a provoking risk factor for VT. We used the self-controlled case series method to study the risk of first VT during antibiotic prescriptions. The risk of recurrent VT during antibiotic use was estimated by of time-dependent Cox-regression...
February 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202013/levofloxacin-or-clarithromycin-based-quadruple-regimens-what-is-the-best-alternative-as-first-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-a-country-with-high-resistance-rates-for-both-antibiotics
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Diogo Branquinho, Nuno Almeida, Carlos Gregório, José Eduardo Pina Cabral, Adriano Casela, Maria Manuel Donato, Luís Tomé
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori eradication rates in Portugal are declining, due to increased resistance of this bacterium to antimicrobial agents, especially Clarithromycin. Quadruple Levofloxacin-containing regimens could be an option for first-line treatment, but its efficacy should be evaluated as fluoroquinolone resistance is rapidly increasing. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of Clarithromycin and Levofloxacin-based sequential quadruple therapies as first-line treatment options and determine factors associated with treatment failure...
February 15, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199420/clinical-profiles-of-adverse-drug-reactions-spontaneously-reported-at-a-single-korean-hospital-dedicated-to-children-with-complex-chronic-conditions
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Bomi Kim, Sunwha Zara Kim, Jin Lee, Ae Hee Jung, Sun-Hoi Jung, Hyeon-Joo Hahn, Hye Ryun Kang, Dong In Suh
Children with complex chronic conditions (CCC) are presumed to be vulnerable to adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The clinical profiles of ADRs in CCC are not well known. Herein, we aim to describe the ADR profiles in CCC with regard to typical presentations and vulnerable groups. We accessed the ADR yearly reports at a tertiary children's hospital whose practice is mainly dedicated to CCC and descriptively analyzed their clinical profiles according to the presence of a complex chronic condition, ADR severity, and age groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199275/assessing-the-cost-of-prophylactic-antibiotic-use-after-cleft-lip-and-lip-adhesion-procedures
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Kimberly M Daniels, Michael D Lappi, Susan Flath Sporn, Catherine Noonan Caillouette, Ronald Heald, John G Meara
The purpose of this study was to understand the true cost of administering prophylactic antibiotics postoperatively to patients undergoing cleft lip and lip adhesion procedures for which the rate of infection is historically low. Using time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) methodologies, the plastic surgery department of one hospital created a process map with related time intervals and personnel cost rates for administering the antibiotic. The cost for each provider, based on standard salary information, was multiplied by the time required to complete his or her stage of the process, and this outcome was added to the supply costs...
July 2016: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197223/a-multifaceted-approach-to-decrease-inappropriate-antibiotic-use-in-a-pediatric-outpatient-clinic
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Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Amel H Alawami
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents is the major cause for the development of resistance. Thus, it is important to include outpatient clinics in the development of antibiotic stewardship program. METHODS: We report a multifaceted approach to decrease inappropriate antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in an outpatient pediatric clinic. The interventions included educational grand round, academic detailing, and prospective audit and feedback and peer comparison...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193663/results-from-a-patient-based-health-education-intervention-in-reducing-antibiotic-use-for-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-private-sector-primary-care-setting-in-singapore
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Magdalene Hui Min Lee, Darius Shaw Teng Pan, Joyce Huixin Huang, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Joash Wen Chen Chong, Ee Hui Goh, Lili Jiang, Yee Sin Leo, Tau Hong Lee, Chia Siong Wong, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Fong Seng Lim, Adrian Zhongxian Poh, Tat Yean Tham, Wei Mon Wong, Yue Yu
We investigated the efficacy of patient-targeted education in reducing antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) amongst adults in the private primary care setting in Singapore. Our randomized controlled trial enrolled patients aged 21 years and above presenting at GP (general practitioner) clinics with URTI symptoms for 7 days or less. Intervention arm patients were verbally educated via pamphlets about the aetiology of URTIs, role of antibiotics in treating URTIs, and consequences of inappropriate antibiotic use...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193274/evaluation-of-medicines-dispensing-pattern-of-private-pharmacies-in-rajshahi-bangladesh
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Shuvashis Saha, Md Tawhid Hossain
BACKGROUND: In developing country like BANGLADESH, people depend more on pharmacies due to expediency, shorter waiting time, cost reduction, availability of credit and flexible opening hours. The aim of this study was to investigate medicines dispensing patterns of the pharmacies in RAJSHAHI, BANGLADESH and to identify and analyze contribution of drugsellers and quacks in irrational drug use. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted during January 2016 - April, 2016 in 75 randomly selected private pharmacies including both licensed and unlicensed pharmacies of covering LAKSHMIPUR area...
February 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193258/antibiotic-use-practices-of-pharmacy-staff-a-cross-sectional-study-in-saint-petersburg-the-russian-federation
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Tatiana Belkina, Natalia Duvanova, Julia Karbovskaja, Jurjen Duintjer Tebbens, Jiri Vlcek
BACKGROUND: Non-prescription access to antimicrobials is common, and self-prescribing is increasingly popular in Russian society. The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes of community pharmacists regarding antibiotic use and self-medication. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study from September-December 2015 of community pharmacists in the Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region, Russia. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess antibiotic use and self-medication practices...
February 14, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193174/using-theory-to-explore-facilitators-and-barriers-to-delayed-prescribing-in-australia-a-qualitative-study-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework-and-the-behaviour-change-wheel
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Lucy Sargent, Amanda McCullough, Chris Del Mar, John Lowe
BACKGROUND: Delayed antibiotic prescribing reduces antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in trials in general practice, but the uptake in clinical practice is low. The aim of the study was to identify facilitators and barriers to general practitioners' (GPs') use of delayed prescribing and to gain pharmacists' and the public's views about delayed prescribing in Australia. METHODS: This study used the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Behaviour Change Wheel to explore facilitators and barriers to delayed prescribing in Australia...
February 13, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183291/rapid-and-sensitive-real-time-assay-for-the-detection-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-using-rt-siba%C3%A2
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Kevin E Eboigbodin, Kirsi Moilanen, Sonja Elf, Mark Hoser
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common causes of respiratory tract infections among young children and the elderly. Timely and accurate diagnosis of respiratory tract infections improves patient care and minimizes unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics. We sought to develop a rapid nucleic acid tests for the detection of RSV within minutes, while retaining the high sensitivity achieved with RT-PCR. METHODS: We developed and evaluated a reverse transcription isothermal nucleic acid amplification method, reverse transcription strand invasion based amplification (RT-SIBA), for the rapid detection of RSV...
February 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182124/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-ethiopian-children
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Melese Hailu Legese, Gebru Mulugeta Weldearegay, Daniel Asrat
BACKGROUND: Infections by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase- (ESBL) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are an emerging problem in children nowadays. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among children suspected of septicemia and urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from January to March 2014. A total of 322 study participants suspected of septicemia and UTIs were recruited...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178770/interventions-to-improve-antibiotic-prescribing-practices-for-hospital-inpatients
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REVIEW
Peter Davey, Charis A Marwick, Claire L Scott, Esmita Charani, Kirsty McNeil, Erwin Brown, Ian M Gould, Craig R Ramsay, Susan Michie
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem. Infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria are associated with prolonged hospital stay and death compared with infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Appropriate antibiotic use in hospitals should ensure effective treatment of patients with infection and reduce unnecessary prescriptions. We updated this systematic review to evaluate the impact of interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing to hospital inpatients...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167248/agreement-between-pre-operative-and-intra-operative-bacteriological-samples-in-85-chronic-peri-prosthetic-infections
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Valérie Matter-Parrat, Cécile Ronde-Oustau, Cyril Boéri, Jeannot Gaudias, Jean-Yves Jenny
BACKGROUND: Whether pre-operative microbiological sampling contributes to the management of chronic peri-prosthetic infection remains controversial. We assessed agreement between the results of pre-operative and intra-operative samples in patients undergoing single-stage prosthesis exchange to treat chronic peri-prosthetic infection. HYPOTHESIS: Agreement between pre-operative and intra-operative samples exceeds 75% in patients undergoing single-stage exchange of a hip or knee prosthesis to treat chronic peri-prosthetic infection...
February 3, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162966/over-the-counter-antibiotics-in-saudi-arabia-an-urgent-call-for-policy-makers
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Sharafaldeen Bin Nafisah, Salahaldin Bin Nafesa, Aliyah H Alamery, Mazen A Alhumaid, Haitham M AlMuhaidib, Fahad A Al-Eidan
Antibiotics over-consumption is a pandemic that has a tremendous cost on the overwhelmed healthcare system. The accessibility of antibiotics coupled with the misconception of public toward those drugs both of which implicated in the use and misuse of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to investigate the perception of the community toward antibiotics, its purpose and harmfulness, in addition to the accessibility of those drugs as over the counter and without prescriptions. We also investigated the behavior toward antibiotic prescriptions when perceived unnecessary...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152171/mixed-methods-pilot-study-to-assess-perceptions-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-nursing-homes
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Rebecca R Carter, Michelle M Montpetite, Robin L P Jump
OBJECTIVES: To identify features of community nursing home (NH) environments associated with lower rates of overall antibiotic use. DESIGN: This pilot study used an explanatory sequential design that incorporated comparative feedback about antibiotic use to inform a discussion about antimicrobial stewardship practices in community NHs. SETTING: NHs. PARTICIPANTS: Clinical leadership of five NHs. MEASUREMENTS: For the quantitative phase, the number of antibiotic prescriptions, length of therapy, and days of therapy/1,000 days of care were measured at six NHs...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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