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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764887/how-effective-and-cost-effective-are-behaviour-change-interventions-in-improving-the-prescription-and-use-of-antibiotics-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Neha Batura, Carla Cuevas, Mishal Khan, Virginia Wiseman
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance endangers effective prevention and treatment of infections, and places significant burden on patients, families, communities and healthcare systems. Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are especially vulnerable to antibiotic resistance, owing to high infectious disease burden, and limited resources for treatment. High prevalence of antibiotic prescription and use due to lack of provider's knowledge, prescriber's habits and perceived patient needs further exacerbate the situation...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737504/inadequate-harms-reporting-in-randomized-control-trials-of-antibiotics-for-pediatric-acute-otitis-media-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie W Hum, Su Golder, Nader Shaikh
INTRODUCTION: Reporting of harms in randomized control trials is often inconsistent and inadequate. OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of harms reporting in randomized control trials evaluating the efficacy of antibiotics used to treat pediatric acute otitis media and to investigate whether connections to pharmaceutical companies or the publication of the CONSORT-Harms extension influenced the quality of harms reporting. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We considered randomized control trials that evaluated the efficacy and safety of antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated acute otitis media in children aged 0-19...
May 8, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675898/implementation-of-the-who-surgical-safety-checklist-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-india-and-evaluation-of-the-effects-on-perioperative-complications
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Raghavendra Shankar
BACKGROUND: The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was developed to help operating teams reduce the occurrence of patient harm. The Checklist is a simple, practical tool that any surgical team in the world can use to ensure that the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative steps that have been shown to benefit patients are undertaken in a timely and efficient way. METHODS: This study was carried out at Rajarajeswari Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India, to study the effects of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist on mortality and morbidity in surgical patients, to identify the potential problems in the long-term implementation of the same, and to document the complications in patients undergoing a major surgery during the study period...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651649/systematic-review-of-the-economic-burden-of-overt-hepatic-encephalopathy-and-pharmacoeconomic-impact-of-rifaximin
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REVIEW
Guy Neff, Woodie Zachry Iii
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a common neurologic complication in cirrhosis, is associated with substantial disease and economic burden. Rifaximin is a non-systemic antibiotic that reduces the risk of overt HE recurrence and overt HE-related hospitalizations. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to provide an overview of the direct HE-related costs and cost benefits of rifaximin, lactulose, and rifaximin plus lactulose. METHODS: A systematic review of PubMed and relevant meeting abstracts was conducted to identify publications since 1 January 2007 reporting economic data related to HE and rifaximin and/or lactulose...
April 12, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582099/-paths-to-the-professional-and-responsible-use-of-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Marianne Abele-Horn, Ellen Pantke, Tim Eckmanns
Germany's position on prescribing antibiotics is among the lower third in Europe. There are some countries that prescribe remarkably fewer antibiotics. In Germany, the number of out-patient antibiotic prescriptions is too high for patients with low-grade infections and non-bacterial infections. Often, broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed instead of narrow-spectrum antibiotics. For in-patients, perioperative prophylaxis is given for too long.In this article, different ways to reduce antibiotic prescriptions are introduced...
March 26, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574175/developing-process-maps-as-a-tool-for-a-surgical-infection-prevention-quality-improvement-initiative-in-resource-constrained-settings
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Jared A Forrester, Luca A Koritsanszky, Demisew Amenu, Alex B Haynes, William R Berry, Seifu Alemu, Fekadu Jiru, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: Surgical infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). To improve adherence to critical perioperative infection prevention standards, we developed Clean Cut, a checklist-based quality improvement program to improve compliance with best practices. We hypothesized that process mapping infection prevention activities can help clinicians identify strategies for improving surgical safety. STUDY DESIGN: We introduced Clean Cut at a tertiary hospital in Ethiopia...
March 21, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527575/-take-ten-improving-the-surgical-post-take-ward-round-a-quality-improvement-project
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Danielle Alice Banfield, Carly Adamson, Amy Tomsett, James Povey, Tony Fordham, Sarah Kathryn Richards
Background: The surgical post-take ward round is a complex multidisciplinary interaction in which new surgical patients are reviewed and management plans formulated. Its fast-paced nature can lead to poor communication and inaccurate or incomplete documentation with potential detriment to patient safety. Junior team members often do not fully understand the diagnosis and management plan. Aims: The aims of this project were to improve both communication and documentation on the surgical post-take ward round, influencing patient safety...
2018: BMJ open quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445984/impact-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-on-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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David E Lewandowski, David Pierce, Anne Barnett, Emmanuel Sampene, Nasia Safdar, Michael E Field, Jennifer M Wright
PURPOSE: Urinary catheter placement is common during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation when performed under general anesthesia. Whether patients undergoing AF ablation would benefit from prophylactic antibiotics is unknown. METHODS: Patients undergoing AF ablation in a single center from December 2011 until June 2016 were included. All patients received urinary catheters and general anesthesia. After June 2014, patients received antibiotic prophylaxis with a single dose of oral nitrofurantoin and a catheter insertion checklist performed prior to urinary catheter placement...
March 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401465/evaluation-of-a-countrywide-implementation-of-the-world-health-organisation-surgical-safety-checklist-in-madagascar
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Michelle C White, Linden S Baxter, Kristin L Close, Vaonandianina A Ravelojaona, Hasiniaina N Rakotoarison, Emily Bruno, Alison Herbert, Vanessa Andean, James Callahan, Hery H Andriamanjato, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: The 2009 World Health Organisation (WHO) surgical safety checklist significantly reduces surgical mortality and morbidity (up to 47%). Yet in 2016, only 25% of East African anesthetists regularly use the checklist. Nationwide implementation of the checklist is reported in high-income countries, but in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) reports of successful implementations are sparse, limited to single institutions and require intensive support. Since checklist use leads to the biggest improvements in outcomes in LMICs, methods of wide-scale implementation are needed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336106/best-practice-perioperative-strategies-and-surgical-techniques-for-preventing-caesarean-section-surgical-site-infections-a-systematic-review-of-reviews-and-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
E K Martin, M M Beckmann, L N Barnsbee, K A Halton, Kmd Merollini, N Graves
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) following caesarean section is a problem for women and health services. Caesarean section is a high volume procedure and the estimated incidence of SSI may be as high as 9%. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify a suite of perioperative strategies and surgical techniques that reduce the risk of SSI following caesarean section. SEARCH STRATEGY: Six electronic databases were searched to systematically review literature reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses published from 2006 to 2016...
January 16, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310569/the-antibiotic-checklist-an-observational-study-of-the-discrepancy-between-reported-and-actually-performed-checklist-items
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Frederike V van Daalen, Marlies E J L Hulscher, Cas Minderhoud, Jan M Prins, Suzanne E Geerlings
BACKGROUND: Checklists are increasingly used to measure quality of care. Recently we implemented an antibiotic checklist in nine Dutch hospitals and showed that use of the checklist resulted in more appropriate antibiotic use. While more appropriate antibiotic use was associated with a reduction in length of stay, use of the checklist in itself was not. In the current study we explored discrepancies between reported and actually performed checklist items at the patient level to test the validity of checklist answers, to evaluate whether discrepancies between reported and actually performed checklist items could explain the lack of effect of checklist use on length of stay, and to identify missed opportunities for performance per checklist item...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228985/investigating-the-burden-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-ethnic-minority-groups-in-high-income-countries-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hannah Lishman, Paul Aylin, Vivian Alividza, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Anuja Chatterjee, Victor Mariano, Alan P Johnson, Samir Jeraj, Céire Costelloe
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is an urgent problem globally, with overuse and misuse of antibiotics being one of the main drivers of antibiotic-resistant infections. There is increasing evidence that the burden of community-acquired infections such as urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections (both susceptible and resistant) may differ by ethnicity, although the reasons behind this relationship are not well defined. It has been demonstrated that socioeconomic status and ethnicity are often highly correlated with each other; however, it is not yet known whether accounting for deprivation completely explains any discrepancy seen in infection risk...
December 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166260/the-development-and-content-validation-of-a-multidisciplinary-evidence-based-wound-infection-prevention-and-treatment-guideline
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Sammy A Zakhary, Chris Davey, Rebecca Bari, Jordan Bean, Tyler Reber, Kathy Gallagher, Kara Couch, Jennifer Hurlow, Karen Laforet, Corrine McIssac, Karen Napier, Diana Vilar-Compte, Emily Zakhary, Michel Hermans, Laura Bolton
Acute and chronic wound infections create clinical, economic, and patient-centered challenges best met by multidisciplinary wound care teams providing consistent, valid, clinically relevant, safe, evidence-based management across settings. To develop an evidence-based wound infection guideline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched from inception through August 1, 2017 using the terms (or synonyms) wound infection and risk factor, significant, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or surveillance...
November 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135348/development-of-a-surgical-infection-surveillance-program-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-lessons-learned-from-two-surveillance-strategies
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Jared A Forrester, Luca Koritsanszky, Benjamin D Parsons, Menbere Hailu, Demisew Amenu, Seifu Alemu, Fekadu Jiru, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a leading cause of post-operative morbidity and mortality. We developed Clean Cut, a surgical infection prevention program, with two goals: (1) Increase adherence to evidence-based peri-operative infection prevention standards and (2) establish sustainable surgical infection surveillance. Here we describe our infection surveillance strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clean Cut was piloted and evaluated at a 523 bed tertiary hospital in Ethiopia...
January 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112512/causal-analysis-of-world-health-organization-s-surgical-safety-checklist-implementation-quality-and-impact-on-care-processes-and-patient-outcomes-secondary-analysis-from-a-large-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-in-norway
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Arvid Steinar Haugen, Hilde Valen Wæhle, Stian Kreken Almeland, Stig Harthug, Nick Sevdalis, Geir Egil Eide, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Ingrid Smith, Eirik Søfteland
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize that high-quality implementation of the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) will lead to improved care processes and subsequently reduction of peri- and postoperative complications. BACKGROUND: Implementation of the SSC was associated with robust reduction in morbidity and length of in-hospital stay in a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial conducted in 2 Norwegian hospitals. Further investigation of precisely how the SSC improves care processes and subsequently patient outcomes is needed to understand the causal mechanisms of improvement...
November 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080067/interventions-targeting-the-prescribing-and-monitoring-of-vancomycin-for-hospitalized-patients-a-systematic-review-protocol
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REVIEW
Cameron J Phillips, Alice J Wisdom, Ross A McKinnon, Richard J Woodman, David L Gordon
INTRODUCTION: Vancomycin remains one of our essential antibiotics after fifty years of treating serious infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Vancomycin, unlike many other antibiotic agents, requires individualized dosing and monitoring of serum drug levels to ensure it is efficacious, to minimize toxicity, and to limit the development of antibiotic resistance. These issues have led to numerous vancomycin clinical practice guidelines being published in recent years including several key national guidelines...
December 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066020/repeat-gram-negative-hospital-acquired-infections-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mansi Agarwal, Stephanie Shiau, Elaine L Larson
Repeat HAIs among frequently hospitalized patients may be contributing to the high rates of antibiotic resistance seen in gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in hospital settings. This systematic review examines the state of the literature assessing the association between repeat GNB HAIs and changes in antibiotic susceptibility patterns. A systematic search of English language published literature was conducted to identify studies in peer-reviewed journals from 2000 to 2015. Studies must have assessed drug resistance in repeat GNB infections longitudinally at the patient level...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058569/surgical-site-infections-after-appendectomy-performed-in-low-and-middle-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-review
#18
Deshka Foster, Will Kethman, Lawrence Z Cai, Thomas G Weiser, Joseph D Forrester
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency worldwide. Early intervention is associated with better outcomes. In low and middle Human Development-Index Countries (LMHDICs), late presentation and poor access to healthcare facilities can contribute to greater illness severity and higher complication rates, such as post-operative surgical site infections (SSIs). The current rate of SSIs post-appendectomy in low- and middle-index settings has yet to be described. METHODS: We performed a systemic review of the literature describing the incidence and management of SSIs after appendectomy in LMHDICs...
October 23, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056853/evaluation-of-risk-minimization-activities-for-cyproterone-acetate-2-mg-ethinylestradiol-35-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-a-cross-sectional-physician-survey
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Kimberly H Davis, Alex Asiimwe, Laurie J Zografos, David J McSorley, Elizabeth B Andrews
BACKGROUND: Cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ethinylestradiol 35 µg, an estrogen/progestogen treatment with anti-androgenic properties, shares a thromboembolism risk with combined hormonal contraceptives. Educational materials (i.e., direct healthcare professional communication, patient information card, prescriber checklist) were distributed to physicians to increase risk awareness. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to measure physician knowledge of thromboembolism risk of cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ethinylestradiol 35 µg and ascertain whether physicians received the educational materials...
2017: Pharmaceutical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038828/using-the-who-surgical-safety-checklist-to-direct-perioperative-quality-improvement-at-a-surgical-hospital-in-cambodia-the-importance-of-objective-confirmation-of-process-completion
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Naomi Y Garland, Sokhavatey Kheng, Michael De Leon, Hourt Eap, Jared A Forrester, Janice Hay, Palritha Oum, Socheat Sam Ath, Simon Stock, Samprathna Yem, Gerlinda Lucas, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: The WHO surgical safety checklist (SSC) is known to prevent postoperative complications; however, strategies for effective implementation are unclear. In addition to cultural and organizational barriers faced by high-income countries, resource-constrained settings face scarcity of durable and consumable goods. We used the SSC to better understand barriers to improvement at a trauma hospital in Battambang, Cambodia. METHODS: We introduced the SSC and trained data collectors to observe surgical staff performing the checklist...
December 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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