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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941393/mobile-health-application-to-assist-doctors-in-antibiotic-prescription-an-approach-for-antibiotic-stewardship
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Felipe Francisco Tuon, Juliano Gasparetto, Luciana Cristina Wollmann, Thyago Proença de Moraes
BACKGROUND: Technologies applied to mobile devices can be an important strategy in antibiotic stewardship programs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a decision-making application on antibiotic prescription. METHODS: This was an observational, analytical and longitudinal study on the implementation of an antimicrobial guide for mobile application (app). This study analyzed the period of 12 months before and 12 months after the app implementation at a university hospital based on local epidemiology, avoiding high cost drugs and reducing the potential for drug resistance including carbapenem...
September 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929815/the-challenge-of-curbing-aminoglycoside-resistance-can-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs-play-a-critical-role
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Vassiliki Pitiriga, Evangelia Dimitroulia, George Saroglou, Athanassios Tsakris
Aminoglycosides are useful antimicrobials, primarily for serious infections involving aerobic gram-negative pathogens. The inevitable increase in aminoglycoside resistance has led to calls for reducing levels of inappropriate aminoglycoside prescribing through the implementation of various antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs). These programs mainly include restriction policies and aminoglycoside cycling. Although aminoglycoside resistance rates appear essential for measuring effectiveness of these interventions, most studies have focused on economic outcomes or clinical efficacy and toxicities...
September 20, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903514/impact-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-antibiotic-use-at-a-nonfreestanding-children-s-hospital
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R Brigg Turner, Elena Valcarlos, Ann M Loeffler, Michael Gilbert, Dominic Chan
Background: Pediatric stewardship programs have been successful at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. Data from nonfreestanding children's hospitals are currently limited. This study is an analysis of antibiotic use after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community nonfreestanding children's hospital. Methods: In April 2013, an antimicrobial stewardship program that consisted of physician-group engagement and pharmacist prospective auditing and feedback was initiated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892925/impact-of-antibiotic-stewardship-program-on-prescribing-pattern-of-antimicrobials-in-patients-of-medical-intensive-care-unit
#4
Nishal Shah, Anuradha Joshi, Barna Ganguly
INTRODUCTION: Rising concerns about antimicrobial resistance and inadequate development of effective new anti-infective drugs have stimulated universal efforts to strengthen infection-control interventions. Antimicrobial stewardship is a rational, systematic approach to promote the optimal selection, dosing, and duration of therapy for antimicrobial agents throughout the course of their use in order to improve the outcomes. AIM: Since in Shree Krishna Hospital (SKH), Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) was first implemented in 2013, this study was planned to assess any change in antimicrobial use before and after implementation of ASP and to study the rate and pattern of antimicrobial use in medical ICU...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887290/individual-feedback-to-reduce-inappropriate-antimicrobial-prescriptions-for-treating-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-an-outpatient-setting-of-a-thai-university-hospital
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Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Nuttagarn Chuenchom, Visanu Thamlikitkul
BACKGROUND: Excessive antimicrobial use for acute Upper Respiratory InfectionBackground Excessive antimicrobial use for acute Upper Respiratory Infections (URIs) is one of the most common problems in clinical practice. Interventions are needed to reduce antimicrobial overuse in these common infections.s (URIs) is one of the most common problems in clinical practice. Interventions are needed to reduce antimicrobial overuse in these common infections. METHODS: During a 9-month study period (June 2014-February 2015), we conducted a quasi-experimental (pre/post) study among internal medicine residents and fellows in an outpatient setting of Siriraj Hospital, Thailand...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887203/clinical-relevance-of-metronidazole-and-peripheral-neuropathy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Tiffany A Goolsby, Bernadette Jakeman, Robert P Gaynes
The objective of this paper was to review and evaluate the literature on metronidazole-associated peripheral neuropathy and determine the relevance in clinical practice. MEDLINE/PubMed, EBSCO, and Google Scholar were searched through February 2017 using the search terms metronidazole and peripheral neuropathy, or polyneuropathy, or paresthesia, or neurotoxicity. Relevant case reports, retrospective studies, surveys, and review articles were included. Bibliographies of all relevant articles were reviewed for additional sources...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882763/antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterococcus-in-turkey-a-meta-analysis-of-current-studies
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Imdat Kilbas, Ihsan Hakki Ciftci
OBJECTIVES: This study conducted a meta-analysis of Enterococcus isolates collected in 2000-2015 in Turkey and their susceptibility and resistance to antibiotics, clinical indications for the initial drug treatment, and identification of alternative treatments. METHODS: This meta-analysis examined antibiotic susceptibility and resistance in Enterococcus. The study was planned and conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864362/benchmarking-of-antibiotic-usage-an-adjustment-to-reflect-antibiotic-stewardship-program-outcome-in-a-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
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Hisham Momattin, Anfal Y Al-Ali, Khurram Mohammed, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
Antimicrobial stewardship program aims to reduce antibiotic use. Periodic measurement and monitoring of antibiotic use and comparison within the institution as well as with other organizations are important indicators. We analyzed antibiotic usage in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia. Antibiotic data were collected retrospectively for 2011 and from 2013 to 2015, and only adult patients (>15year of age) were included in the study. Data were presented as days of therapy (DOT) and defined daily dose (DDD)...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859935/urinary-tract-infections-recurrence-and-development-of-urinary-specific-antibiogram-for-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Ghazwa B Korayem, Tirdad T Zangeneh, Kathryn R Matthias
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTI) recurrence and antimicrobial resistance remain a common problem in kidney transplant recipients. While the use of annual institutional antibiograms may help guide appropriate empiric antibiotic selection, these non-disease specific antibiograms do not always account for patient-specific risk factors or disease-specific resistance patterns. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of UTI recurrence during the first-year after kidney transplantation and whether antimicrobial susceptibility differs between an institutional antibiogram and the disease-specific antibiogram for patients after kidney transplantation...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853035/expanding-antimicrobial-stewardship-to-urgent-care-centers-through-a-pharmacist-led-culture-follow-up-program
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Lisa E Dumkow, Thomas S Beuschel, Kasey L Brandt
INTRODUCTION: Urgent care centers represent a high-volume outpatient setting where antibiotics are prescribed frequently but resources for antimicrobial stewardship may be scarce. In 2015, our pharmacist-led Emergency Department (ED) culture follow-up program was expanded to include two urgent care (UC) sites within the same health system. The UC program is conducted by ED and infectious diseases clinical pharmacists as well as PGY1 pharmacy residents using a collaborative practice agreement (CPA)...
August 29, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852476/resistance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-to-antimicrobial-agents-in-ethiopia-a-meta-analysis
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Serawit Deyno, Sintayehu Fekadu, Ayalew Astatkie
BACKGROUND: Emergence of antimicrobial resistance by Staphylococcus aureus has limited treatment options against its infections. The purpose of this study was to determine the pooled prevalence of resistance to different antimicrobial agents by S. aureus in Ethiopia. METHODS: Web-based search was conducted in the databases of PubMed, Google Scholar, Hinari, Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to identify potentially eligible published studies...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844374/urinary-tract-infection-surveillance-in-residential-aged-care
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Susan Ryan, Elizabeth Gillespie, Rhonda L Stuart
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in 2 aged care homes (ACHs) and examine the extent to which presumed UTIs met the 2012 McGeer infection surveillance definitions. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Two ACHs: a 30-bed facility and a 100-bed facility PARTICIPANTS: Residents of the 2 ACHs diagnosed with UTI. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of UTIs clinically diagnosed at the 2 facilities over a 16-month period, utilizing surveillance and microbiologic data, resident progress notes, and medication charts...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842518/formalization-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-small-community-hospital
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Alexa R Lockwood, Nicole S Bolton, Mark D Winton, Jean T Carter
PURPOSE: Results of a study to formalize an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) in a small community hospital are presented. METHODS: The formalization process began with a gap analysis of the hospital's antimicrobial services, followed by the development of a fully integrated, multipharmacist ASP. The impact was studied with an institutional review board-approved study design. Retrospective pre-ASP data were pulled from March 1 to June 30, 2012 and 2013 patient records; prospective post-ASP data were collected for March 1 to June 30, 2015...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827495/the-north-wind-and-the-sun-pediatric-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-combining-restrictive-and-persuasive-approaches-in-hematology-oncology-ward-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-unit
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Yuho Horikoshi, Tetsuji Kaneko, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Mihoko Isogai, Junichi Suwa, Hiroshi Higuchi, Yuki Yuza, Takayo Shoji, Kenta Ito
OBJECTIVE: The Japanese government's goal for the reduction of antimicrobial consumption is two-thirds of the 2013 rate by 2020. While the antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are essential in health care facilities, ASP data on pediatric hematology-oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients are limited. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of restrictive and persuasive ASP on immunocompromised children. DESIGN: The ASP for hematology-oncology and HSCT patients at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center was assessed...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814444/implementing-an-inpatient-pediatric-prospective-audit-and-feedback-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-within-a-larger-medical-center
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Jennifer Lighter-Fisher, Sonya Desai, Anna Stachel, Vinh Philip Pham, Liana Klejmont, Yanina Dubrovskaya
BACKGROUND: Pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) within larger institutions have unique opportunities to develop programs specialized to the needs of the pediatric program. In January 2013, our institution established a formalized pediatric ASP utilizing the prospective audit and feedback process. In an effort to standardize therapy and improve quality of care, members of the ASP developed evidence-based guidelines for management of common inpatient pediatric infections...
September 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814443/antibiotic-use-by-pediatric-residents-identifying-opportunities-and-strategies-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Prateek J Shukla, Maria Behnam-Terneus, Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, Geovanny F Perez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the antibiotic prescribing practices of pediatric residents and assess how they acquire knowledge leading to prescribing behaviors. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional electronic survey of all pediatric residents at the Children's National Medical Center and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, assessing antibiotic prescribing patterns for common pediatric infections, use of antibiograms, and factors influencing antibiotic choice. RESULTS: Eighty-five surveys (45%) were returned complete and included in the analysis...
August 16, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806902/monitoring-documenting-and-reporting-the-quality-of-antibiotic-use-in-the-netherlands-a-pilot-study-to-establish-a-national-antimicrobial-stewardship-registry
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Marvin Ah Berrevoets, Jaap Ten Oever, Tom Sprong, Reinier M van Hest, Ingeborg Groothuis, Inger van Heijl, Jeroen A Schouten, Marlies E Hulscher, Bart-Jan Kullberg
BACKGROUND: The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy is developing a national antimicrobial stewardship registry. This registry will report both the quality of antibiotic use in hospitals in the Netherlands and the stewardship activities employed. It is currently unclear which aspects of the quality of antibiotic use are monitored by antimicrobial stewardship teams (A-teams) and can be used as indicators for the stewardship registry. In this pilot study we aimed to determine which stewardship objectives are eligible for the envisioned registry...
August 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792800/national-antimicrobial-resistance-monitoring-system-two-decades-of-advancing-public-health-through-integrated-surveillance-of-antimicrobial-resistance
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Beth E Karp, Heather Tate, Jodie R Plumblee, Uday Dessai, Jean M Whichard, Eileen L Thacker, Kis Robertson Hale, Wanda Wilson, Cindy R Friedman, Patricia M Griffin, Patrick F McDermott
Drug-resistant bacterial infections pose a serious and growing public health threat globally. In this review, we describe the role of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) in providing data that help address the resistance problem and show how such a program can have broad positive impacts on public health. NARMS was formed two decades ago to help assess the consequences to human health arising from the use of antimicrobial drugs in food animal production in the United States. A collaboration among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U...
August 9, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781507/development-of-antibiotic-stewardship-practices-targeting-urinary-tract-infections-in-a-hospital-with-consultant-based-infectious-disease-services
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Kristine Sobolewski, Jennifer Costello, Lincoln Miller
PURPOSE: Ensuring proper use of antimicrobials through the development and implementation of stewardship programs translates to improved patient outcomes. This article will describe the development of an antibiotic stewardship program at a facility with consultant-based infectious disease services. METHODS: Program development involved a multifaceted approach, including identification of a physician stewardship champion, design of a retrospective analysis, development of a physician scoring card, and creation and auditing of a real-time reporting system targeting prospective de-escalation opportunities...
August 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758610/reducing-second-gram-negative-antibiotic-therapy-on-pediatric-oncology-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-services
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Rachel L Wattier, Emily R Levy, Amit J Sabnis, Christopher C Dvorak, Andrew D Auerbach
OBJECTIVE To evaluate interventions to reduce avoidable antibiotic use on pediatric oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) services. DESIGN Interrupted time series. SETTING Academic pediatric hospital with separate oncology and HSCT services. PARTICIPANTS Children admitted to the services during baseline (October 2011-August 2013) and 2 intervention periods, September 2013-June 2015 and July 2015-June 2016, including 1,525 oncology hospitalizations and 301 HSCT hospitalizations. INTERVENTION In phase 1, we completed an update of the institutional febrile neutropenia (FN) guideline for the pediatric oncology service, recommending first-line β-lactam monotherapy rather than routine use of 2 gram-negative agents...
September 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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