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- Therapeutic drug monitoring of the Î²-lactam antibiotics: what is the evidence and which patients should we be using it for? Huttner, Angela; Harbarth, Stephan; Hope, William W.; Lipman, Jeffrey; Roberts, Jason A. // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);Dec2015, Vol. 70 Issue 12, p3178
Traditional antibiotic dosing was not designed for today's escalating antibiotic resistance, lack of novel antibiotics and growing complexity in patient populations. Dosing that ensures optimal antibiotic exposures should be considered essential to increase the likelihood of effective patient...
- The therapeutic course as a measure complementary to defined daily doses when studying exposure to antibacterial agents. Resi, D.; Castelvetri, C.; Vaccheri, A.; Montanaro, N. // European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology;May2001, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p177
Objective: The defined daily dose (DDD) method may not provide accurate information about exposure to antibacterial agents, owing to their short-term use and the consequently high turnover of subjects. This study was addressed to evaluate whether the number of "therapeutic courses" could offer...
- CMA and pharmacists' joint statement on e-prescribing. // British Columbia Medical Journal;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p294
The article discusses a joint statement issued by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association in 2013 on e-prescribing.
- Recurrent perioperative anaphylaxis in a 54-year-old man. Franxman, Timothy J.; Greenhawt, Matthew J.; Baldwin, James L. // Allergy & Asthma Proceedings;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p383
Reports suggest that perioperative anaphylaxis in patients undergoing general anesthesia range from 1 in 5000 to 1 in 20,000 with mortality rates as high as 9%. Because of the variety of medications that are used for general anesthesia and the rapid succession in which they are administered, it...
- Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli: overview of geographical, temporal, and methodological variations. Erb, A.; Stürmer, T.; Marre, R.; Brenner, H. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Feb2007, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p83
The increase in bacterial antibiotic resistance is of major concern worldwide, but pertinent epidemiologic studies have used strongly divergent approaches and are widely scattered in the literature. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of studies reporting on the prevalence...
- Adverse events, healthcare interventions and healthcare utilization during home infusion therapy with daptomycin and vancomycin: a propensity score-matched cohort study. Shrestha, Nabin K.; Mason, Pamela; Gordon, Steven M.; Neuner, Elizabeth; Nutter, Benjamin; O'Rourke, Colin; Rehm, Susan J. // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);May2014, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p1407
Objectives Vancomycin and daptomycin are the two most frequently prescribed parenteral antimicrobials for resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections. The purpose of this study was to compare antimicrobial adverse event rates and associated healthcare interventions and healthcare utilization in...
- Antibiotic Use Down. // Pediatrics for Parents;2002, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p1
Highlights results of a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the declining use of antibiotics by ambulatory care settings, family physicians and general practitioners.
- New Antimicrobials: The Right Answer for the Wrong Question? Osborne, Newton G. // Journal of Gynecologic Surgery;Fall2000, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p129
Discusses the emergence of species and strains resistant to antibiotics. Factors for the emergence and spread of new pathogens and resistant microbial strains; Need for measures to reduce the spread of dangerous pathogens; Effectiveness of oxazolidines antibiotics.
- Following Guidelines Under Stress. Ruef, C. // Infection;Oct2008, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p395
The article discusses a study published in the issue on the empiric use of antibiotics in the emergency room.