Antimicrobial stewardship opportunities among inpatients with diabetic foot infections: microbiology results from a tertiary hospital multidisciplinary unit

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Authors: Robert Hand, Laurens Manning, Jens C. Ritter, Paul Norman, Lydia Lamb, Ashley Makepeace, Dipen Sankhesara, Emma Hamilton, Paul Ingram
Publication: Internal Medicine Journal
Year: 2019

Abstract 

Among 125 inpatients with diabetic foot infections managed by a multidisciplinary foot ulcer unit, knowledge of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation status assisted decision-making to prescribe appropriately or with-hold empiric anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus therapy. Despite adherence to national guidelines, apparent overuse of anti-pseudomonal therapy was frequent, providing potential antimicrobial stewardship opportunities.

  • Listing ID: 9108
  • Author/s: Robert Hand, Laurens Manning, Jens C. Ritter, Paul Norman, Lydia Lamb, Ashley Makepeace, Dipen Sankhesara, Emma Hamilton, Paul Ingram
  • Publication: Internal Medicine Journal
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 49
  • Issue: 4
  • Start Page: 533
  • Article Keywords: antimicrobial; diabetic; foot; infection; stewardship.