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

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Authors: Hand R, Manning L, Ritter JC, Norman P, Lamb L, Makepeace A, Sankhesara D, Hamilton E, Ingram P

Publication: Internal medicine journal

Year: 2019

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30957374

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: 6656
  • Author/s: Hand R, Manning L, Ritter JC, Norman P, Lamb L, Makepeace A, Sankhesara D, Hamilton E, Ingram P
  • Publication: Internal medicine journal
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 49
  • Issue: 4
  • Start Page: 533
  • Article Keywords: antimicrobial; diabetic; foot; infection; stewardship