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

Robert Hand, Laurens Manning, Jens C. Ritter, Paul Norman, Lydia Lamb, Ashley Makepeace, Dipen Sankhesara, Emma Hamilton, Paul Ingram

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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