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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782295/diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-of-dermatologists-for-treating-morphea-in-hungary
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Gábor Bali, Bernadett Hidvégi
Localized scleroderma is an uncommon disease, only infrequently encountered by dermatologists in private practices or even in larger academic centers. Because of its rarity, current treatment guidelines are mostly based on low-level clinical evidence and expert opinions. The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment strategies to treat localized scleroderma. A questionnaire was developed and sent to dermatologists in Hungary. 101 returned questionnaires were eligible for evaluation. 87.12% of clinicians employed local steroids...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781385/procalcitonin-guided-use-of-antibiotics-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
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David T Huang, Donald M Yealy, Michael R Filbin, Aaron M Brown, Chung-Chou H Chang, Yohei Doi, Michael W Donnino, Jonathan Fine, Michael J Fine, Michelle A Fischer, John M Holst, Peter C Hou, John A Kellum, Feras Khan, Michael C Kurz, Shahram Lotfipour, Frank LoVecchio, Octavia M Peck-Palmer, Francis Pike, Heather Prunty, Robert L Sherwin, Lauren Southerland, Thomas Terndrup, Lisa A Weissfeld, Jonathan Yabes, Derek C Angus
Background The effect of procalcitonin-guided use of antibiotics on treatment for suspected lower respiratory tract infection is unclear. Methods In 14 U.S. hospitals with high adherence to quality measures for the treatment of pneumonia, we provided guidance for clinicians about national clinical practice recommendations for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections and the interpretation of procalcitonin assays. We then randomly assigned patients who presented to the emergency department with a suspected lower respiratory tract infection and for whom the treating physician was uncertain whether antibiotic therapy was indicated to one of two groups: the procalcitonin group, in which the treating clinicians were provided with real-time initial (and serial, if the patient was hospitalized) procalcitonin assay results and an antibiotic use guideline with graded recommendations based on four tiers of procalcitonin levels, or the usual-care group...
May 20, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776758/using-preference-learning-for-detecting-inconsistencies-in-clinical-practice-guidelines-methods-and-application-to-antibiotherapy
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Rosy Tsopra, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Karima Sedki
Clinical practice guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations. However, many problems are reported, such as contradictions and inconsistencies. For example, guidelines recommend sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim in child sinusitis, but they also state that there is a high bacteria resistance in this context. In this paper, we propose a method for the semi-automatic detection of inconsistencies in guidelines using preference learning, and we apply this method to antibiotherapy in primary care. The preference model was learned from the recommendations and from a knowledge base describing the domain...
May 15, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757781/misconceptions-surrounding-penicillin-allergy-implications-for-anesthesiologists
#4
Leon Vorobeichik, Elizabeth A Weber, Jordan Tarshis
Administration of preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis, often with a cephalosporin, is the mainstay of surgical site infection prevention guidelines. Unfortunately, due to prevalent misconceptions, patients labeled as having a penicillin allergy often receive alternate and less-effective antibiotics, placing them at risk of a variety of adverse effects including increased morbidity and higher risk of surgical site infection. The perioperative physician should ascertain the nature of previous reactions to aid in determining the probability of the prevalence of a true allergy...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757036/determinants-of-antibiotics-prescribing-among-doctors-in-a-nigerian-urban-tertiary-hospital
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Olayinka O Ogunleye, Joseph O Fadare, Adesola F Yinka-Ogunleye, Bene D Anand Paramadhas, Brian Godman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has assumed pandemic dimensions especially among low and middle-income countries such as Nigeria. Irrational use of currently available antimicrobial agents is a major contributory factor. There remains a paucity of documented information on the determinants of antibiotics prescribing among physicians in Nigeria to guide future strategies to reduce AMR. This study therefore aimed to investigate the patterns and determinants of antibiotics prescription among doctors in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria as the first step to improve future antibiotic use in hospitals...
May 14, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735914/dental-students-knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-antibiotic-prescribing-guidelines-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Abdulrahman AboAlSamh, Abdulmalik Alhussain, Nawaf Alanazi, Rakan Alahmari, Naila Shaheen, Abdallah Adlan
Background: The use of antibiotics prophylactically and therapeutically in dentistry has become common practice. Inappropriate prescription may lead to adverse side effects and bacterial resistance. During clinical training, dental students in Saudi Arabia are authorized to prescribe antibiotics. Aim: To evaluate dental students’ knowledge and attitudes regarding antibiotic prescription in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study based on a validated questionnaire consisting of 34 questions focusing on antibiotic indications in dentistry, antibiotic regimens, and knowledge regarding resistance was distributed amongst dental students in five leading dental colleges in Riyadh...
May 7, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727410/improved-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-bone-and-joint-infections-using-an-evidence-based-treatment-guideline
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Rachel D Quick, John Williams, Marisol Fernandez, Hilton Gottschalk, Peter Cosgrove, Kyle Kahlden, Kathryn Merkel, Lynn Thoreson, Patrick Boswell, Sarmistha B Hauger
BACKGROUND: Our institution created a multidisciplinary guideline for treatment of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO) and septic arthritis (SA) in response to updates in evidence-based literature in the field and existing provider variability in treatment. This guideline aims to improve the care of these patients by standardizing diagnosis and treatment and incorporating up to date evidence-based research into practice. The primary objective of this study is to compare cases before versus after the implementation of the guideline to determine concrete effects the guideline has had in the care of patients with AHO and SA...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722052/the-methodological-quality-of-guidelines-for-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-systematic-review
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R Ambaras Khan, Z Aziz
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Clinical practice guidelines serve as a framework for physicians to make decisions and to support best practice for optimizing patient care. However, if the guidelines do not address all the important components of optimal care sufficiently, the quality and validity of the guidelines can be reduced. The objectives of this study were to systematically review current guidelines for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), evaluate their methodological quality and highlight the similarities and differences in their recommendations for empirical antibiotic and antibiotic de-escalation strategies...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721323/inconsistencies-in-dosage-practice-in-children-with-overweight-or-obesity-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Christina Gade, Hanne R Christensen, Kim P Dalhoff, Jens Christian Holm, Helle Holst
Obesity can affect the pharmacokinetics of most drugs, which may result in under- or overdosing if traditional pediatric dosing strategies are used. To investigate currently applied dosage strategies in children with overweight or obesity (overweight/obesity), in a clinical treatment facility. In particular, whether dosing guidelines were available and metrics of body size applied. A retrospective cohort study of 200 patients admitted to the Danish Children's Obesity Clinic. Data were collected from 2007 to 2015...
June 2018: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719370/evaluation-of-physician-prescribing-patterns-for-antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-nonnecrotizing-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Michael C Ezebuenyi, Fatima Brakta, Ifeanyichukwu O Onor, Daniel F Sarpong, Kendrea Bryant-Burks, Julio E Figueroa
Purpose: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) cause about 15 million cases of infection that result in more than 869,000 annual hospitalizations in the United States. Cellulitis accounted for 63% of all patients hospitalized with SSTIs between 2009 and 2011. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate physician adherence rates to evidence-based practice guidelines. Secondary objectives included evaluating antibiotic selection preferences and duration of therapy. The goal of the project was to generate data to inform the development of a hospital-based protocol for nonnecrotizing SSTI treatment...
May 2018: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674129/polymyxin-b-etest%C3%A2-compared-to-gold-standard-broth-microdilution-in-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-exhibiting-a-wide-range-of-polymyxin-b-mics
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Brandon Kulengowski, Julie A Ribes, David S Burgess
OBJECTIVES: Polymyxins have been revitalized to combat carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). However, evaluating the activity of these agents by traditional broth dilution methods is not practical for busy clinical laboratories. We compared polymyxin B (PMB) activity utilizing two quantitative susceptibility testing methods, Etest® and broth microdilution (BMD), against CRE isolates from patients at an academic medical center. METHODS: PMB activity against 70 CRE clinical isolates was determined by EtestP® P according to manufacturer and by BMD according to CLSI guidelines...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670404/evaluation-of-vancomycin-therapy-in-the-adult-icus-of-a-teaching-hospital-in-southern-iran
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Afsaneh Vazin, Motahare Mahi Birjand, Masoud Darake
Background: Vancomycin resistance in intensive care units (ICUs) accounts for significant morbidity and excess costs. The objective of the present study was to determine the appropriateness of vancomycin use in the various ICUs of Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran. Methods: This prospective study was performed on 95 critically ill patients (48 males and 47 females) who were treated with vancomycin for at least 3 subsequent doses in 6 ICUs during 12 months. Required demographic, clinical, and paraclinical data were collected by a pharmacist...
2018: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669956/nosocomial-pneumonia-search-for-an-empiric-and-effective-antibiotic-regimen-in-high-burden-tertiary-care-centre
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Nitin Gupta, Manish Soneja, Yogiraj Ray, Monalisa Sahu, Kutty Sharada Vinod, Arti Kapil, Ashutosh Biswas, Naveet Wig, Rita Sood
The clinical practice guidelines on nosocomial pneumonia recommends an empirical regimen that would work in 95% of the patients based on the local antibiogram. The aim of the study was development of an antibiogram for guiding empiric therapy in settings with high prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms. A retrospective review of electronic health records (e-hospital portal) was done to analyze all respiratory isolates from patients admitted in medical wards and intensive care unit between May 2016 and May 2017...
April 17, 2018: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660396/analysis-of-clinical-management-of-infected-breast-implants-and-of-factors-associated-to-successful-breast-pocket-salvage-in-infections-occurring-after-breast-reconstruction
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Simonetta Franchelli, Marianna Pesce, Ilaria Baldelli, Anna Marchese, Pierluigi Santi, Andrea De Maria
OBJECTIVES: Considerable efforts have been devoted so far to improve salvage procedures of infected breast implants in absence of defined guidelines or validated clinical protocols. Within a cohort of prospectively recruited patients who underwent breast reconstruction, we performed a retrospective review of proven implant infections in order to describe factors contributing to management success. METHODS: We collected data in 1293 consecutive patients who underwent two stage (expander+ prosthesis) breast reconstruction with at least 12 months of follow-up...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659359/-pneumonia-associated-with-mechanical-ventilation-update-and-recommendations-inter-societies-sadi-sati
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Wanda Cornistein, Ángel M Colque, María Inés Staneloni, María Monserrat Lloria, Mónica Lares, Ana Laura González, Alejandro Fernández Garcés, Edith Carbone
Representatives of the Argentine Society of Infectious Diseases (SADI) and the Argentine Society of Intensive Therapy (SATI) worked together on the development of specific recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The methodology used was the analysis of the literature published in the last 15 years, complemented with the opinion of experts and local data. This document aims to offer basic tools to optimize diagnosis based on clinical and microbiological criteria, orientation in empirical and targeted antibiotic schemes, news on posology and administration of antibiotics in critical patients and to promote effective measures to reduce the risk of VAP...
2018: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651304/managing-diabetic-foot-infections-a-survey-of-australasian-infectious-diseases-clinicians
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Robert J Commons, Edward Raby, Eugene Athan, Hasan Bhally, Sharon Chen, Stephen Guy, Paul R Ingram, Katy Lai, Chris Lemoh, Lyn-Li Lim, Laurens Manning, Spiros Miyakis, Mary O'Reilly, Adam Roberts, Marjoree Sehu, Adrienne Torda, Mauro Vicaretti, Peter A Lazzarini
Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFI) present a major morbidity, mortality and economic challenge for the tertiary health sector. However, lack of high quality evidence for specific treatment regimens for patients with DFIs may result in inconsistent management. This study aimed to identify DFI caseload proportion and patterns of clinical practice of Infectious Diseases (ID) Physicians and Trainees within Australia and New Zealand. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey of Australian and New Zealand ID Physicians and Trainees was undertaken, to estimate the overall ID caseload devoted to patients with DFIs and assess clinicians' management practices of patients with DFIs...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623099/treatment-of-diverticular-disease-an-update-on-latest-evidence-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Marilia Carabotti, Bruno Annibale
Background: Diverticular disease (DD) is a common condition, especially in Western countries. In about 80% of patients, colonic diverticula remain asymptomatic (diverticulosis), while approximately 20% of patients may develop abdominal symptoms (symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease, SUDD) and, eventually complications as acute diverticulitis (AD). The management of this condition has been improved, and in the last five years European countries and the USA have published guidelines and recommendations...
2018: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610624/dyspnea-in-children-as-a-symptom-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-and-antibiotic-prescribing
#18
Valentina Risteska-Nejashmikj, Snezhana Stojkovska, Katarina Stavrikj
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is an unpleasant feeling of breathing difficulty, shortness of breath and inability to satisfy the hunger for air. The role of family physicians is to be prepared to recognise dyspnea as a symptom of acute respiratory infections (ARI), to perform triage and managing of children with acute dyspnea and make continuous education of parents. In the treatment of acute dyspnea more important is to treat dyspnea as a symptom than the prescribing of antibiotics (AB). Nowadays, even more often large amount of children, because of the noncompliance in the treatment and the pressure from the parents, unnecessary is hospitalised and frequently used antibiotics: According to the guidelines, a small percentage of children with ARI should be treated with AB...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607628/pattern-of-antibiotic-prescription-among-dentists-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#19
Jagan K Baskaradoss, Abdulaziz Alrumaih, Abdulrahman Alshebel, Ahmed Alfaqih, Mohammed Aleesa, Saleh Alkhashan, Mohamad Altuwaijri
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the pattern of antibiotic prescription and dentists' awareness about the recent guidelines for antibiotic prescription. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 282 dentists practicing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The data were collected from 20 randomly-selected dental clinics from each of the five administrative blocks in Riyadh. In addition, data were also collected from four tertiary care centers and three academic universities...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605347/diagnosis-and-management-of-pediatric-sinusitis-a-survey-of-primary-care-otolaryngology-and-urgent-care-providers
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Laurie Newton, Amanda Kotowski, Melissa Grinker, Robert Chun
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this project were two-fold: 1) To assess pediatric primary care (PCP), pediatric otolaryngology (ENT) and pediatric urgent care (UC) providers' perception of their adherence to the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) established guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) in children 1-18 years old and 2) to assess the same providers' practice patterns in the diagnosis and management of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (PCRS)...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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