Impact of an Emergency Room Urinary Tract Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention Save

Date Added
May 23rd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00074146
Researcher
Hana Rac

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Keywords
Infectious Diseases, Urinary
Summary

Receiving inappropriate or unnecessary antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria or urinary tract infections can lead to unnecessary side effects. In this multicenter, pre- and post-test study, we evaluate the effect of an antimicrobial stewardship initiative focusing on appropriate diagnosis and treatment of cystitis and pyelonephritis in patients seen at inpatient institutions in the emergency room. The primary endpoint is fluoroquinolone and oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotics use for lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) (per total antibiotics prescribed for lower UTIs). Secondary endpoints include appropriateness of empiric antibiotics for the treatment of pyelonephritis and cystitis and cases of asymptomatic bacteriuria treated with antibiotics per total cases of suspected UTIs.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Hana Rac
803-777-1661
rac@cop.sc.edu

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