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Title: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship by Antibiotic Allergy Delabeling: Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Throughout the Emerging Infections Network.
Austin Authors: Trubiano, Jason ;Beekmann, Susan E;Worth, Leon J;Polgreen, Philip M;Thursky, Karin A;Slavin, Monica A;Grayson, M Lindsay ;Phillips, Elizabeth J
Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Medical Centre, Nashville, Tennessee
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2016
Date: 2016-09
Publication information: Open forum infectious diseases 2016; 3(3): ofw153
Abstract: Antibiotic allergy testing (AAT) practices of Emerging Infections Network infectious disease physicians were surveyed. Although AAT was perceived to be necessary for removal of inappropriate or unnecessary allergy labels, there was limited access to any form of testing. In this study, we discuss current antibiotic allergy knowledge gaps and the development of AAT practices within antimicrobial stewardship programs, which will potentially improve antimicrobial prescribing.
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw153
Journal: Open forum infectious diseases
PubMed URL: 27800527
ISSN: 2328-8957
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: adverse drug reaction
antibiotic allergy
penicillin allergy
skin prick testing
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