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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108091/implementation-of-a-simple-innovative-system-for-postprescription-antibiotic-review-based-on-computerized-tools-with-shared-access
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F Bouchand, A Dinh, A L Roux, B Davido, H Michelon, M Lepainteur, B Legendre, F El Sayed, I Pierre, J Salomon, C Lawrence, C Perronne, M Villart, A-C Crémieux
BACKGROUND: Controlling antibiotic use in healthcare establishments limits their consumption and the emergence of bacterial resistance. AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of an innovative antibiotic stewardship strategy implemented over three years in a university hospital. METHODS: An antimicrobial multi-disciplinary team (AMT) [pharmacist, microbiologist and infectious disease specialist (IDS)] conducted a postprescription review. Specific coding of targeted antibiotics (including broad-spectrum β-lactams, glycopeptides, lipopeptides, fluoroquinolones and carbapenems) in the computerized physician order entry allowed recording of all new prescriptions...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079629/duration-of-pneumonia-therapy-and-the-role-of-biomarkers
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Katerina Kaziani, Adamantia Sotiriou, George Dimopoulos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide phenomenon that is threatening public health. Lower respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of morbidity that contribute to antibiotic consumption and thus the emergence of multidrug-resistant microbial strains. The goal of shortening antibiotic regimens' duration in common bacterial infections has been prioritized by antimicrobial stewardship programs as an action against this problem. RECENT FINDINGS: Data coming from randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews support the shortening of antimicrobial regimens in community-acquired, hospital-acquired, and ventilator-associated pneumonia...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065331/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-kansas-results-from-a-statewide-survey
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Carrie Poteete, Joseph M Scaletta
BACKGROUND: The availability of effective antibiotics is considered one of the most important developments in medicine. However, many organisms that were once susceptible to common antibiotics are becoming resistant. Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are considered to be vital for combating the emergence of resistance. To understand current antimicrobial stewardship practices in Kansas, the authors designed a 36-question survey. Results of this survey will be used to develop a coordinated, public health strategy for improving current practices...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028434/infection-prevention-and-control-of-clostridium-difficile-a-global-review-of-guidelines-strategies-and-recommendations
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Evelyn Balsells, Teodora Filipescu, Moe H Kyaw, Camilla Wiuff, Harry Campbell, Harish Nair
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of health care-associated infections. Given the high incidence of C. difficile infection (CDI) and the lack of primary prevention through immunization, health care professionals should be aware of the most current guidance, as well as strengths and limitations of the evidence base underpinning this guidance. METHODS: We identified publicly available national or organizational guidelines related to CDI infection and prevention control (IPC) published between 2000 and 2015 and for any health care setting through an internet search using the Google search engine...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010959/urine-culture-guided-antibiotic-interventions-a-pharmacist-driven-antimicrobial-stewardship-effort-in-the-emergency-department
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Xi Zhang, Nicole Rowan, Bethann Mangel Pflugeisen, Sanjin Alajbegovic
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are overprescribed for abnormal urine tests including asymptomatic bacteriuria (AB), contributing to rising antimicrobial resistance rates. Pharmacists reviewed urine cultures daily from emergency department (ED) encounters to assess antibiotic appropriateness. We studied antibiotic prescribing practices and assessed compliance to national guidelines, correlations with urine analysis (UA) components, and opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in the ED. METHODS: This quality improvement project (QIP) was a prospective cohort study at a community hospital ED, with data collected from finalized urine cultures resulting October 30, 2014 through January 5, 2015...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005932/the-use-of-procalcitonin-pct-for-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-burn-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Luís Cabral, Vera Afreixo, Luís Almeida, José Artur Paiva
The continuous development of resuscitation techniques and intensive care reduced the mortality rate induced by the initial shock in burn patients and, currently, infections (especially sepsis) are the main causes of mortality of these patients. The misuse of antimicrobial agents is strongly related to antimicrobial and adverse patient outcomes, development of microbial resistance and increased healthcare-related costs. To overcome these risks, antimicrobial stewardship is mandatory and biomarkers are useful to avoid unnecessary medical prescription, to monitor antimicrobial therapy and to support the decision of its stop...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934622/-antibioticscout-online-tool-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-veterinary-medicine
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R Peter, C Müntener, D Demuth, D Heim, M Mevissen, G Schüpbach-Regula, S Schuller, F Stucki, B Willi, H Naegeli
Resistances to antimicrobials pose serious public health challenges. This issue concerns both human and veterinary medicine and can only be solved by a multidisciplinary approach. A comprehensive concept is, therefore, being worked out within the StAR (strategy antibiotic resistance) program in order to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans as well as animals. In this context, the AntibioticScout (www.AntibioticScout. ch) offers a new online tool for the prudent use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine...
December 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917707/management-of-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-critical-care-unit-an-area-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Aimee M Dassner, David P Nicolau, Jennifer E Girotto
Pediatric pneumonia is one of the most common causes of childhood infection requiring hospitalization and is a substantial driver of antimicrobial use among hospitalized children. About 12-20% of pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) require critical care. Additionally, nosocomial pneumonias (i.e. hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonias) are responsible for 15-53% of hospital-associated infections and are the most common indication for empiric antibiotics in the pediatric intensive care unit...
December 4, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915487/the-epidemiology-of-carbapenemases-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
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Kevin Escandón-Vargas, Sergio Reyes, Sergio Gutiérrez, María Virginia Villegas
Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas spp., and Acinetobacter spp. infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality, especially due to the emergence and spread of β-lactamases. Carbapenemases, which are β-lactamases with the capacity to hydrolyze or inactivate carbapenems, have become a serious concern as they have the largest hydrolytic spectrum and therefore limit the utility of most β-lactam antibiotics. Areas covered: Here, we present an update of the current status of carbapenemases in Latin America and the Caribbean...
December 20, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908334/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-management-of-sepsis
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REVIEW
Michael S Pulia, Robert Redwood, Brian Sharp
Sepsis represents a unique clinical dilemma with regard to antimicrobial stewardship. The standard approach to suspected sepsis in the emergency department centers on fluid resuscitation and timely broad-spectrum antimicrobials. The lack of gold standard diagnostics and evolving definitions for sepsis introduce a significant degree of diagnostic uncertainty that may raise the potential for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing. Intervention bundles that combine traditional quality improvement strategies with emerging electronic health record-based clinical decision support tools and rapid molecular diagnostics represent the most promising approach to enhancing antimicrobial stewardship in the management of suspected sepsis in the emergency department...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895446/a-case-of-fatal-sepsis-due-to-multidrug-resistant-corynebacterium-striatum
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M Chatzopoulou, T Koufakis, I Voulgaridi, I Gabranis, M Tsiakalou
BACKGROUND: Although non-diphtheria corynebacteria have traditionally been regarded as avirulent members of human bacterial flora, their pathogenic potential is increasingly recognized in our time. Reasons for this include the prolonged survival of severely ill and immunocompromised patients, the development of more invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and the sub-optimal use of antibiotics that disrupts normal microbial balance and favors superinfections. CASE REPORT: We present a rare case of sepsis due to multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium striatum in a 76-year-old host...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880718/contribution-of-jac-to-antimicrobial-stewardship
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REVIEW
Alan P Johnson
Antimicrobial stewardship programmes are increasingly being used to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing, with the dual aim of optimizing clinical outcomes and minimizing the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary and, as part of activities to commemorate this event, this article highlights the contribution of JAC to antimicrobial stewardship. Papers published in JAC have contributed to the evidence base for stewardship, have highlighted educational and behavioural change initiatives aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing practice, and have actively sought to foster the practice of antimicrobial stewardship amongst its readers...
November 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880667/the-current-treatment-landscape-other-fungal-diseases-cryptococcosis-fusariosis-and-mucormycosis
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Olivier Lortholary, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, John R Perfect
Compared with major invasive mycoses such as aspergillosis and candidiasis, the antifungal stewardship management strategies of other fungal diseases have different opportunities and considerations. Cryptococcosis, fusariosis and mucormycosis are globally prevalent invasive fungal diseases (IFDs), but are not currently included in antifungal prophylaxis guidelines for immunocompromised hosts. Since the implementation of biomarkers as part of diagnostic screening strategies, the concept of pre-emptive antifungal therapy has emerged for these IFDs...
November 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859453/past-present-and-future-of-antibacterial-economics-increasing-bacterial-resistance-limited-antibiotic-pipeline-and-societal-implications
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Katherine H Luepke, Katie J Suda, Helen Boucher, Rene L Russo, Michael W Bonney, Timothy D Hunt, John F Mohr
Growing antimicrobial resistance and a dwindling antibiotic pipeline have resulted in an emerging postantibiotic era, as patients are now dying from bacterial infections that were once treatable. The fast-paced "Golden Age" of antibiotic development that started in the 1940s has lost momentum; from the 1980s to the early 2000s, there was a 90% decline in the approval of new antibiotics as well as the discovery of few new novel classes. Many companies have shifted away from development due to scientific, regulatory, and economic hurdles that proved antibiotic development to be less attractive compared with more lucrative therapeutic areas...
January 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845153/daptomycin-non-susceptible-enterococcus-faecium-in-leukemia-patients-role-of-prior-daptomycin-exposure
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Adam J DiPippo, Frank P Tverdek, Jeffrey J Tarrand, Jose M Munita, Truc T Tran, Cesar A Arias, Samuel A Shelburne, Samuel L Aitken
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the association between previous daptomycin exposure and daptomycin non-susceptible Enterococcus faecium (DNSEf) bloodstream infections (BSI) in adult leukemia patients. METHODS: We retrospectively identified adult (≥18 years old) leukemia patients with Enterococcus spp. bacteremia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) from 6/1/2013 to 7/22/2015. Antimicrobial susceptibility and previous antibiotic exposure within the 90 days prior to bacteremia were collected...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836225/impact-of-rapid-diagnostic-testing-for-chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-on-appropriate-antimicrobial-utilization-in-the-emergency-department
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Kaitlyn R Rivard, Lisa E Dumkow, Heather M Draper, Kasey L Brandt, David W Whalen, Nnaemeka E Egwuatu
Prolonged turnaround time of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) test results may delay time to notification and treatment of test-positive patients and result in unnecessary antimicrobial use in test-negative patients. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the impact of NG/CT rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) in an urban emergency department (ED) on treatment appropriateness, time to notification, and cost. Patients tested in December 2013-January 2014 (traditional group, n=200) were compared with those in December 2014-January 2015 (RDT group, n=200)...
February 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828764/antimicrobial-stewardship-a-call-to-action-for-surgeons
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Massimo Sartelli, Therese M Duane, Fausto Catena, Jeffrey M Tessier, Federico Coccolini, Lillian S Kao, Belinda De Simone, Francesco M Labricciosa, Addison K May, Luca Ansaloni, John E Mazuski
Despite current antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) being advocated by infectious disease specialists and discussed by national and international policy makers, ASPs coverage remains limited to only certain hospitals as well as specific service lines within hospitals. The ASPs incorporate a variety of strategies to optimize antimicrobial agent use in the hospital, yet the exact set of interventions essential to ASP success remains unknown. Promotion of ASPs across clinical practice is crucial to their success to ensure standardization of antimicrobial agent use within an institution...
December 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825392/impact-of-two-different-antimicrobial-stewardship-methods-on-frequency-of-streamlining-antimicrobial-agents-in-patients-with-bacteremia
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Jennifer Lukaszewicz Bushen, Jimish M Mehta, Keith W Hamilton, Shawn Binkley, Daniel R Timko, Ebbing Lautenbach, David A Pegues
OBJECTIVE To assess the likelihood of antimicrobial streamlining between 2 antimicrobial stewardship methods. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Large academic medical center. METHODS Frequency and time to antimicrobial streamlining were compared during a prior authorization and a prospective audit period. Streamlining was defined as an antimicrobial change to a narrower agent if available or to a broader agent if the isolate was resistant to empiric therapy. Patients included were ≥18 years old with monomicrobial bacteremia with S...
November 9, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811579/a-comprehensive-approach-to-pediatric-pneumonia-relationship-between-standardization-antimicrobial-stewardship-clinical-testing-and-cost
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Lori Rutman, Davene R Wright, James OʼCallaghan, Suzanne Spencer, K Casey Lion, Matthew P Kronman, Chuan Zhou, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVE: In September 2012, our institution implemented an emergency department (ED) and inpatient pathway for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) based on national guideline recommendations. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between standardizing ED and inpatient care for CAP and antimicrobial stewardship, clinical testing, and cost. METHODS: We used descriptive statistics, statistical process control, and interrupted time series analysis to analyze measures 12 months before and after implementation...
November 1, 2016: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806034/antimicrobial-resistance-in-new-zealand-the-evidence-and-a-call-for-action
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Humphrey W Pullon, John Gommans, Mark G Thomas, Sarah Metcalf, Rebecca Grainger, Harriet Wild
AMR has been cited as the most significant health issue of the 21st century with potentially serious consequences for the health of global populations, including New Zealand, and its health system. Proactive approaches to combating AMR through better understanding of the causes will inform measures required to reduce potential threats. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) identifies three pathogens where increased resistance is of concern and recommends collaborative responses to prevent emerging threats to New Zealand populations...
October 28, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
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