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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593040/the-impact-of-penicillin-allergy-labels-on-antibiotic-and-health-care-use-in-primary-care-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tanly Su, Berna D L Broekhuizen, Theo J M Verheij, Heike Rockmann
BACKGROUND: Suspected penicillin allergy (Pen-A) is often not verified by diagnostic testing. In third line penicillin allergy labels were associated with prescription of broad spectrum antibiotics, hospital stay duration and readmission. OBJECTIVE: Assess the impact of Pen-A labels on antibiotic and health care use in primary care. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in primary care in the Utrecht area, the Netherlands. All patients registered with a penicillin allergy on 31 December 2013 were selected from the General Practitioner Network database...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578908/prospective-evaluation-of-electronic-medical-record-penicillin-allergy-documentation-at-a-tertiary-community-teaching-hospital
#2
Mary L Staicu, Matthew Plakosh, Allison Ramsey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577519/drug-allergy-evaluation-for-betalactam-hypersensitivity-cross-reactivity-with-cephalosporines-carbapenems-and-negative-predictive-value
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Mona Al-Ahmad, Tito Rodriguez-Bouza
BACKGROUND: There are no studies on cross-reactivity of betalactams among patients allergic to penicillin, or on the negative predictive value (NPV) of penicillin allergy evaluation from Arabian Gulf countries OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the role and NPV of drug provocation test (DPT) for betalactam hypersensitivity reactions in patients referred for allergy evaluation in Kuwait METHODS: Skin test (ST) was performed for all patients with a history of betalactam hypersensitivity, other than anaphylaxis...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562129/fetal-response-to-intramuscular-epinephrine-for-anaphylaxis-during-maternal-penicillin-desensitization-for-secondary-syphilis
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Shan Shan Wu, Tina Abraham, Chelsea Michaud, Brian Peppers, Andrea Ward, Stacey Ehrenberg Buchner, Catalina V Teba, Haig Tcheurekdjian, Robert Hostoffer, Devi Jhaveri
Penicillin desensitization is indicated in pregnant patients with severe allergies to penicillin with syphilis. The immediate effects of intramuscular epinephrine on the fetus during desensitization remain unreported. We describe a pregnant patient with secondary syphilis and penicillin allergy who developed anaphylaxis during penicillin desensitization. Anaphylaxis resolved after administration of intramuscular epinephrine. Throughout the procedure, continuous electronic fetal monitoring showed a stable fetus without a decrease in variability, tachycardia, decelerations or signs of fetal distress...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540641/evaluation-of-penicillin-allergy-in-the-hospitalized-patient-opportunities-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
#5
REVIEW
Justin R Chen, David A Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Penicillin allergy is often misdiagnosed and is associated with adverse consequences, but testing is infrequently done in the hospital setting. This article reviews historical and contemporary innovations in inpatient penicillin allergy testing and its impact on antimicrobial stewardship. RECENT FINDINGS: Adoption of the electronic medical record allows rapid identification of admitted patients carrying a penicillin allergy diagnosis. Collaboration with clinical pharmacists and the development of computerized clinical guidelines facilitates increased testing and appropriate use of penicillin and related β-lactams...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539186/temporary-removal-a-survey-of-inpatient-practitioner-knowledge-of-penicillin-allergy-at-2-community-teaching-hospitals
#6
Mary L Staicu, Dipekka Soni, Kelly M Conn, Allison Ramsey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522282/quality-indicators-for-the-use-of-systemic-antibiotics-in-dentistry
#7
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 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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
May 24, 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
#19
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
#20
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
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