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dc.contributor.advisorNix, Daviden
dc.contributor.advisorMatthias, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorWolken, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorViswesh, Velliyur
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-22T16:06:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-22T16:06:39Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/623557
dc.descriptionClass of 2011 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To determine the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy in patients initiated on empiric meropenem therapy. METHODS: Adult patients prescribed empiric meropenem therapy between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2010 at a tertiary care, academic medical center were included. Data collected included site of infection, culture and susceptibility data, risk factors for multi-drug resistant organisms, and changes in antimicrobial therapy during the first seven days after meropenem therapy was initiated. Demographic variables included age, sex, weight, and race. RESULTS: RESULTS: A total of 89 patients were included in the study analysis. Initial culture(s) was obtained before administration of antibiotics in only 58% of patients. During the first 24 hours of admission, four or more different antibiotics were prescribed in 26% of patients often with overlapping spectrums of activity. The majority of patients received meropenem for either less than 1 day or greater than 4 days. CONCLUSION: The primary issues identified with appropriate antibiotic prescribing involved the timing of cultures, and multiple changes in antibiotic therapy without culture-driven reasoning.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectAntibioticsen
dc.subjectAntibiotic Therapyen
dc.subjectMeropenemen
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents
dc.subject.meshThienamycins
dc.subject.meshHospitals, University
dc.titleThe Appropriateness of Antibiotic Therapy in Patients Initiated on Meropenem in a University-Affiliated Hospitalen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To determine the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy in patients initiated on empiric meropenem therapy. METHODS: Adult patients prescribed empiric meropenem therapy between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2010 at a tertiary care, academic medical center were included. Data collected included site of infection, culture and susceptibility data, risk factors for multi-drug resistant organisms, and changes in antimicrobial therapy during the first seven days after meropenem therapy was initiated. Demographic variables included age, sex, weight, and race. RESULTS: RESULTS: A total of 89 patients were included in the study analysis. Initial culture(s) was obtained before administration of antibiotics in only 58% of patients. During the first 24 hours of admission, four or more different antibiotics were prescribed in 26% of patients often with overlapping spectrums of activity. The majority of patients received meropenem for either less than 1 day or greater than 4 days. CONCLUSION: The primary issues identified with appropriate antibiotic prescribing involved the timing of cultures, and multiple changes in antibiotic therapy without culture-driven reasoning.


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