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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
#2
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...
April 19, 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
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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
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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
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REVIEW
Keith A Sacco, Allan Bates, Tara 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
#7
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...
March 30, 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
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Mark H Tucker, Chad M Lomas, Nanda Ramchandar, Jeremy D Waldram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333608/morbidity-in-pregnant-women-associated-with-unverified-penicillin-allergies-antibiotic-use-and-group-b-streptococcus-infections
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Shilpa H Desai, Michael S Kaplan, Qiaoling Chen, Eric M Macy
CONTEXT: The morbidity potentially associated with unverified penicillin allergy in pregnant women, with and without group B streptococcus (GBS) infections, is unknown. Penicillin allergy testing is safe during pregnancy but is done infrequently. OBJECTIVE: To determine morbidity associated with antibiotic use in a large cohort of pregnant women, with and without an unverified history of penicillin allergy, and with and without GBS. DESIGN: Retrospective...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293958/successful-salvage-treatment-of-native-valve-enterococcus-faecalis-infective-endocarditis-with-telavancin-two-case-reports
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Mickala M Thompson, Ali Hassoun
Infective endocarditis (IE) one-year mortality rates approach 40%. Here, we report two native valve Enterococcus faecalis IE cases in patients successfully treated with telavancin. An 88-year-old with mitral valve endocarditis and a penicillin allergy, initially treated with intravenous vancomycin, was switched to telavancin. A 69-year-old, who previously received amoxicillin and intravenous vancomycin for presumed enterococcal bacteraemia, was diagnosed with dual valve endocarditis for which he received telavancin...
July 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287001/transplacental-passage-of-vancomycin
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Craig V Towers, Beth Weitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a larger number of patients receiving a vancomycin-dosing regimen of 20 mg/kg IV every 8 h for Group B streptococcus (GBS) chemoprophylaxis and analyze maternal and neonatal cord blood levels at delivery. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled every mother that entered labor with a positive GBS culture and a high-risk penicillin allergy with resistance to clindamycin or unknown sensitivity. Maternal and cord blood vancomycin levels were obtained at delivery...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283158/penicillin-allergy-testing-should-be-performed-routinely-in-patients-with-self-reported-penicillin-allergy
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282521/surgical-site-infections-in-patients-receiving-osteomyocutaneous-free-flaps-to-the-head-and-neck-does-choice-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-matter
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James Murphy, Amal Isaiah, Donita Dyalram, Joshua E Lubek
PURPOSE: The most appropriate prophylactic antibiotic for clean-and-contaminated head and neck osteomyocutaneous free flap (OFF) tissue transfer procedures is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the choice of perioperative antibiotic was related to recipient surgical site infection (SSI) in patients receiving an OFF to the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated SSI in relation to the perioperative antibiotic received from July 2010 through October 2013 at a tertiary care medical center...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279979/penicillin-allergy-getting-the-label-right
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(no author information available yet)
Penicillin(i) allergy is a potentially serious adverse reaction that impacts on antibacterial treatment options. Although it is commonly reported and recorded in medical records, only a minority of patients with a label of penicillin allergy actually have the condition confirmed. The term 'allergy' may be incorrectly applied to adverse reactions that do not have an immunological basis and inappropriate labelling of penicillin allergy can lead to the unnecessary avoidance of penicillins and other beta-lactam antibacterials...
March 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274586/parent-reported-penicillin-allergy-symptoms-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#15
David Vyles, Asriani Chiu, Pippa Simpson, Mark Nimmer, Juan Adams, David C Brousseau
OBJECTIVE: Children often present to the pediatric emergency department (ED) with a reported penicillin allergy. The true incidence of pediatric penicillin allergy is low, and patients may be inappropriately denied first-line antibiotics. We hypothesized that more than 70% of reported penicillin allergies in the pediatric ED are low risk for true allergy. METHODS: Parents of children presenting to the pediatric ED with parent-reported penicillin allergy completed an allergy questionnaire...
March 5, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254470/tackling-inpatient-penicillin-allergies-assessing-tools-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
#16
Kimberly G Blumenthal, Paige G Wickner, Shelley Hurwitz, Nicholas Pricco, Alexandra E Nee, Karl Laskowski, Erica S Shenoy, Rochelle P Walensky
BACKGROUND: Reported penicillin allergy rarely reflects penicillin intolerance. Failure to address inpatient penicillin allergies results in more broad-spectrum antibiotic use, treatment failures, and adverse drug events. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the optimal approach to penicillin allergies among medical inpatients. METHODS: We evaluated internal medicine inpatients reporting penicillin allergy in 3 periods: (1) standard of care (SOC), (2) penicillin skin testing (ST), and (3) computerized guideline application with decision support (APP)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236873/perianesthetic-refractory-anaphylactic-shock-with-cefuroxime-in-a-patient-with-history-of-penicillin-allergy-on-multiple-antihypertensive-medications
#17
Deb Sanjay Nag, Devi Prasad Samaddar, Shashi Kant, Pratap Rudra Mahanty
We report a case of perianesthetic refractory anaphylactic shock with cefuroxime in a patient with history of penicillin allergy on regular therapy with atenolol, losartan, prazosin and nicardipine. Severe anaphylactic shock was only transiently responsive to 10mL of (1:10,000) epinephrine and needed norepinephrine and dopamine infusion. Supportive therapy with vasopressors and inotropes along with mechanical ventilation for the next 24hours resulted in complete recovery. She was successfully operated upon 2 weeks later with the same anesthetic drugs but intravenous ciprofloxacin as the alternative antibiotic for perioperative prophylaxis...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236547/screening-for-beta-lactam-allergy-in-joint-arthroplasty-patients-to-improve-surgical-prophylaxis-practice
#18
Deanna L McDanel, Antoine E Azar, Amy M Dowden, Samantha Murray-Bainer, Nicolas O Noiseux, Melissa Willenborg, Charles R Clark, John J Callaghan, Ambar Haleem
BACKGROUND: The reliability of patient-reported penicillin allergies has been disputed. A Drug Allergy Clinic (DAC) was established at our institution in combination with an electronic best practice alert (BPA) in the Orthopedic Clinic. Joint arthroplasty patients with a reported history of beta-lactam allergy (HOBA) were preoperatively referred via the BPA to the DAC. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of beta-lactam allergy screening in enabling the surgical team to optimize antimicrobial prophylaxis...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179249/penicillin-skin-testing-as-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-initiative
#19
Bruce M Jones, Christopher M Bland
PURPOSE: An initiative to determine the effects of penicillin skin testing (PST) from an antimicrobial stewardship perspective is described. SUMMARY: Penicillin allergy is one of the most frequently reported allergies; however, only about 10% of self-reports of penicillin allergy are accurate. Incorrect penicillin allergies are therefore a significant barrier to antimicrobial stewardship, with important clinical and economic implications, including increased antimicrobial resistance, an increased overall cost of care, increased length of stay, and, ultimately, increased mortality...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174914/penicillin-allergy-testing-a-key-component-of-antibiotic-stewardship
#20
Eric Macy, David A Khan, Mariana C Castells, David M Lang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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