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Using mobile phones to collect patient data: lessons learned from the SIMPle study
(JMIR Publications, 2017-04-25)
Background: Mobile phones offer new opportunities to efficiently and interactively collect real-time data from patients with acute illnesses, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs). One of the main benefits of using mobile ...
Do general practitioners prescribe more antimicrobials when the weekend comes?
Inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing contributes to the global spread of antimicrobial resistance. The pending weekend with changed availability of general practitioners (GP) and increased patient concern may increase ...
Adverse effects of amoxicillin for acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care: Secondary and subgroup analysis of a randomised clinical trial
A European placebo-controlled trial of antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) conducted in 16 primary care practices networks recruited participants between November 2007 and April 2010, and found ...
Reconsultation and antimicrobial treatment of urinary tract infection in male and female patients in general practice
(MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2016-09-15)
Current antimicrobial prescribing guidelines indicate that male and female patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs) should be treated with same antimicrobials but for different durations. The aim of this study was to ...
Adverse events of fluoroquinolones vs. other antimicrobials prescribed in primary care: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Background Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are second line antimicrobial agents. Once the decision to prescribe an antimicrobial is made, its choice should be based on both the benefits and harms. This systematic review quantifies ...
Improving antimicrobial prescribing: a multinomial model identifying factors associated with first- and second-line prescribing
Background/objectives: Broad-spectrum, second-line antimicrobials may be prescribed when initial first-line options prove ineffective. This study compares prescribing practices and identifies potential influencing factors ...