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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522282/quality-indicators-for-the-use-of-systemic-antibiotics-in-dentistry
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Rugzan Jameel Hussein, Robert Krohn, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Gerald Willms
BACKGROUND: Risks resulted from using systemic antibiotics such as increasing rates of bacterial resistance, allergy and side effects should be always weighed individually for each patient against any potential benefits. Routine antibiotic prescribing must be therefore discouraged. The Federal Joint Committee ("Gemeinsamer Bundesauschuss", G-BA) commissioned the AQUA-Institute with the development of an external quality assurance procedure, examining systemic antibiotic use in periodontal, conservative and surgical treatments in ambulatory dental health care...
May 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520865/impact-of-an-integrated-antibiotic-allergy-testing-program-on-antimicrobial-stewardship-a-multicenter-evaluation
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Jason A Trubiano, Karin A Thursky, Andrew J Stewardson, Karen Urbancic, Leon J Worth, Cheryl Jackson, Wendy Stevenson, Michael Sutherland, Monica A Slavin, M Lindsay Grayson, Elizabeth J Phillips
Background.: Despite the high prevalence of patient-reported antibiotic allergy (so-called antibiotic allergy labels [AALs]) and their impact on antibiotic prescribing, incorporation of antibiotic allergy testing (AAT) into antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs (AAT-AMS) is not widespread. We aimed to evaluate the impact of an AAT-AMS program on AAL prevalence, antibiotic usage, and appropriateness of prescribing. Methods.: AAT-AMS was implemented at two large Australian hospitals during a 14-month period beginning May 2015...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509778/multiple-anesthetic-drug-sensitization-in-a-hairdresser-with-previous-immediate-type-hypersensitivity-to-penicillin-a-case-report
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Cristina Petrişor, Nadia Gherman, Manuela Sfichi, Marius Mureşan, Natalia Hagău
Risk factors for intraoperative immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions may require allergological evaluation. We report the case of a hairdresser with a positive history of penicillin hypersensitivity and anaphylactic shock during previous general anesthesia, whose in vivo and in vitro allergy tests were positive for neuromuscular blocking agents, opioids, and midazolam. Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions to antibiotics and professional exposure to hairdressing products might induce simultaneous cross-sensitization to multiple drugs that are commonly used during general anesthesia...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504314/next-step-in-antibiotic-stewardship-pharmacist-provided-penicillin-allergy-testing
#4
Z Gugkaeva, J S Crago, M Yasnogorodsky
WHAT IS KNOWN: Penicillin allergy limits therapeutic options for patients but often disappears over time, leaving patients erroneously labelled allergic and leading to the utilization of broad-spectrum and more expensive antibiotics. Penicillin allergy can be effectively assessed via skin testing. OBJECTIVE: To improve patient access to penicillin allergy testing by implementing a pharmacist-provided service in a hospital setting. COMMENT: Beta-lactams remain a mainstream therapy for many infections due to their effectiveness, low side effects and affordability...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492106/higher-risk-of-revision-for-infection-using-systemic-clindamycin-prophylaxis-than-with-cloxacillin
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Otto Robertsson, Olof Thompson, Annette W-Dahl, Martin Sundberg, Lars Lidgren, Anna Stefánsdóttir
Background and purpose - Clindamycin has not been compared with other antibiotics for prophylaxis in arthroplasty. Since 2009, the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register (SKAR) has been collecting information on the prophylactic antibiotic regime used at every individual operation. In Sweden, when there is allergy to penicillin, clindamycin has been the recommended alternative. We examined whether there were differences in the rate of revision due to infection depending on which antibiotic was used as systemic prophylaxis...
May 11, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483320/penicillin-allergy-mono-double-and-multiple-drug-hypersensitivity-or-even-no-sensitivity
#6
EDITORIAL
Werner Aberer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483319/moving-toward-optimizing-testing-for-penicillin-allergy
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EDITORIAL
Werner Aberer, Eric Macy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483318/positive-skin-test-or-specific-ige-to-penicillin-does-not-reliably-predict-penicillin-allergy
#8
Line Kring Tannert, Charlotte Gotthard Mortz, Per Stahl Skov, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
INTRODUCTION: According to guidelines, patients are diagnosed with penicillin allergy if skin test (ST) result or specific IgE (s-IgE) to penicillin is positive. However, the true sensitivity and specificity of these tests are presently not known. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical relevance of a positive ST result and positive s-IgE and to study the reproducibility of ST and s-IgE. METHODS: A sample of convenience of 25 patients with positive penicillin ST results, antipenicillin s-IgE results, or both was challenged with their culprit penicillin...
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483317/oral-challenge-without-skin-testing-safely-excludes-clinically-significant-delayed-onset-penicillin-hypersensitivity
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Ronit Confino-Cohen, Yossi Rosman, Keren Meir-Shafrir, Tali Stauber, Idit Lachover-Roth, Alon Hershko, Arnon Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Penicillins are the drug family most commonly associated with hypersensitivity reactions. Current guidelines recommend negative skin tests (ST) before re-administering penicillins to patients with previous nonimmediate reactions (NIR). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine whether ST are necessary before re-administering penicillin to patients with NIR. METHODS: Patients with NIR to penicillins starting longer than 1 hour after last dose administration or starting any time after the first treatment day or patients with vague recollection of their reaction underwent penicillin ST...
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483315/addressing-inpatient-beta-lactam-allergies-a-multihospital-implementation
#10
REVIEW
Kimberly G Blumenthal, Erica S Shenoy, Anna R Wolfson, David N Berkowitz, Victoria A Carballo, Diana S Balekian, Kathleen A Marquis, Ramy Elshaboury, Ronak G Gandhi, Praveen Meka, David W Kubiak, Jennifer Catella, Barbara B Lambl, Joyce T Hsu, Monique M Freeley, Alana Gruszecki, Paige G Wickner
Addressing inaccurate penicillin allergies is encouraged as part of antibiotic stewardship in the inpatient setting. However, implementing interventions targeted at the 10% to 15% of inpatients reporting a previous penicillin allergy can pose substantial logistic challenges. We implemented a computerized guideline for patients with reported beta-lactam allergy at 5 hospitals within a single health care system in the Boston area. In this article, we describe our implementation roadmap, including both successes achieved and challenges faced...
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454683/the-importance-of-prolonged-provocation-in-drug-allergy-results-from-a-danish-allergy-clinic
#11
Sara Fransson, Holger Mosbech, Mogens Kappel, Janni Hjortlund, Lars K Poulsen, Ask D Kvisselgaard, Lene H Garvey
BACKGROUND: Drug provocation is the "Gold Standard" in drug allergy investigation. Recent studies suggest that a negative drug provocation on first dose should be followed by a prolonged provocation over several days. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate drug allergy investigations on the basis of drug provocation, including prolonged provocation. METHODS: Data from adult patients investigated for drug allergy in a Danish Allergy Clinic during the period 2010 to 2014 were entered into a database...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454489/allergies-antibiotics-use-and-multiple-sclerosis
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Jinma Ren, Huijuan Ni, Minchul Kim, Kimberly L Cooley, Reuben M Valenzuela, Carl V Asche
BACKGROUND: The associations between allergies, antibiotics use, and multiple sclerosis (MS) remain controversial and their mediating or moderating effects have not yet been examined. We aimed to assess the direct and indirect influences of allergies and antibiotics use on MS development, and their interactions. METHODS: A 1:3 matched case-control study was performed using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey database from 2006 to 2013 in the USA. Multiple sclerosis was identified based on the ICD-9 code (340...
April 28, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438590/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-cataract-surgery-in-the-setting-of-penicillin-allergy-a-decision-making-algorithm
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REVIEW
Benjamin R LaHood, Nicholas Andrew, Michael Goggin
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in many developed countries. Post-operative endophthalmitis is a rare complication with potentially devastating visual outcomes. Currently, there is no global consensus regarding antibiotic prophylaxis in cataract surgery despite growing evidence of the benefits of prophylactic intracameral cefuroxime at the conclusion of surgery. The decision about which antibiotic regimen to use is further complicated in patients reporting penicillin allergy...
April 21, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426527/us-antibiotic-stewardship-and-penicillin-allergy
#14
Kara J Wada, Karen H Calhoun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to improve otolaryngologists' antibiotic stewardship by detailing current approaches to penicillin allergy. RECENT FINDINGS: Although up to 15% of hospitalized patients in the United States have a penicillin allergy recorded on their charts, fewer than 10% of these have a true penicillin allergy. SUMMARY: Using a combination of a detailed allergy history, skin testing and graded-dose administration, many patients whose charts say 'penicillin-allergic' can safely be treated with penicillin and cross-reacting antibiotics...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401341/vancomycin-prophylaxis-for-total-joint-arthroplasty-incorrectly-dosed-and-has-a-higher-rate-of-periprosthetic-infection-than-cefazolin
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Michael M Kheir, Timothy L Tan, Ibrahim Azboy, Dean D Tan, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: In total joint arthroplasty (TJA), vancomycin is used as perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with penicillin allergy or in patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Although vancomycin dosing should be weight-based (15 mg/kg), not all surgeons are aware of this; a fixed 1-g dose is instead frequently administered. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is there a difference in the risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in patients receiving vancomycin or cefazolin prophylaxis after primary TJA? (2) What proportion of patients is adequately dosed with vancomycin? (3) Compared with actual fixed dosing, does weight-based dosing result in a greater proportion of patients staying above the recommended 15-mg/L level at the beginning and end of surgery? (4) Are patients overdosed with vancomycin at greater risk of developing nephrotoxicity and acute kidney injury? METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective study was performed on 1828 patients undergoing primary TJAs who received vancomycin prophylaxis between 2008 and 2014...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378949/de-labelling-self-reported-penicillin-allergy-within-the-emergency-department-through-the-use-of-skin-tests-and-oral-drug-provocation-testing
#16
Joseph Marwood, Gonzalo Aguirrebarrena, Stephen Kerr, Susan A Welch, Janet Rimmer
OBJECTIVE: Self-reported penicillin allergy is common among patients attending the ED, but is a poor predictor of true immunoglobulin E-mediated hypersensitivity to penicillin. We hypothesise that with a combination of skin testing and drug provocation testing, selected patients can be safely de-labelled of their allergy. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled a sample of patients presenting to an urban academic ED between 2011 and 2016 with a self-reported allergy to penicillin...
April 5, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375572/dental-students-knowledge-regarding-the-indications-for-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-endodontic-infections
#17
M Martín-Jiménez, B Martín-Biedma, J López-López, O Alonso-Ezpeleta, E Velasco-Ortega, M C Jiménez-Sánchez, J J Segura-Egea
AIM: To determine the knowledge of undergraduate Spanish dental students regarding the indications of systemic antibiotics in the management of endodontic infections. METHODOLOGY: The final year dental students from four Spanish Dental Schools were requested to answer a one-page questionnaire on the indications for systemic antibiotics in the treatment of endodontic infections. One hundred and seventy-five students were asked to participate in this research. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and chi square test...
April 4, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370003/clinical-outcomes-following-inpatient-penicillin-allergy-testing-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
K A Sacco, A Bates, T J Brigham, J Saadi Imam, M Caroline Burton
BACKGROUND: A documented penicillin allergy is associated with increased morbidity including length of hospital stay and an increased incidence of resistant infections attributed to use of broader-spectrum antibiotics. The aim of the systematic review was to identify whether inpatient penicillin allergy testing affected clinical outcomes during hospitalization. METHODS: We performed an electronic search of Ovid MEDLINE/PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library over the past 20 years...
March 29, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366717/the-effect-of-penicillin-allergy-testing-on-future-health-care-utilization-a-matched-cohort-study
#19
Eric Macy, Yu-Hsiang Shu
BACKGROUND: The effect that penicillin allergy testing has on future health care utilization is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: Determine whether penicillin allergy testing affects future overall health care utilization as measured by outpatient department (OPD) visits, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospital days. METHODS: Potential cases and control subjects were penicillin allergic Kaiser Permanente Southern California members who had at least 2 visits between 2010 and 2012 and at least 1 year of continuous health plan coverage before their index visit...
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341170/amoxicillin-challenge-without-penicillin-skin-testing-in-evaluation-of-penicillin-allergy-in-a-cohort-of-marine-recruits
#20
Mark H Tucker, Chad M Lomas, Nanda Ramchandar, Jeremy D Waldram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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