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Appropriateness of antibiotic management of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized adult patients

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2016
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Title
Appropriateness of antibiotic management of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized adult patients
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-2067-0
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Authors

Thomas L. Walsh, Lynn Chan, Chelsea I. Konopka, Michael J. Burkitt, Matthew A. Moffa, Derek N. Bremmer, Monika A. Murillo, Courtney Watson, Noreen H. Chan-Tompkins

Abstract

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a leading cause for hospitalizations in the United States. Few studies have addressed the appropriateness of antibiotic therapy in the management of SSTIs without complicating factors. We aimed to determine the appropriateness of antibiotic treatment duration for hospitalized adult patients with uncomplicated SSTIs. This was a retrospective analysis performed at two academic medical centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on patients aged 18 years and older with primary ICD-9 code for SSTIs admitted August 1st, 2014-March 31st, 2015. The primary outcome was the appropriateness of antibiotic treatment duration for uncomplicated SSTIs. Secondary objectives included the appropriateness of antibiotic agent spectrum, duration of inpatient length of stay (LOS), utilization of blood cultures and advanced imaging modalities, and re-hospitalization for SSTI within 30 days of discharge from the index admission. A total of 163 episodes were included in the cohort. The mean duration of total antibiotic therapy was 12.6 days. Appropriate duration was defined as receipt of total antibiotic duration of less than 10 days and occurred in 20.2% of patients. Twenty eight percent of patients received antibiotics for greater than 14 days. Seventy three (44.8%) patients received greater than 24 h of inappropriate extended spectrum gram-negative coverage; 65 (39.9%) received anaerobic coverage. In the majority of patients, treatment duration was excessive. Inappropriate broad spectrum antibiotic selection was utilized with regularity for SSTIs without complicating factors. The management of uncomplicated SSTIs represents a significant opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Student > Master 7 18%
Student > Postgraduate 6 15%
Other 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 6 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 36%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Computer Science 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 9 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 March 2020.
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#1,062,127
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#30
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