Navigation Links
Blood tests and better communication skills could cut over-prescribing of antibiotics
Date:5/21/2009

a simple point-of-care blood test.

The trial randomised 20 general practices in the Netherlands, where 40 GPs managed 431 patients with lower respiratory tract infection.

Dr Kerry Hood, Director of the South East Wales Trials Unit said, "The results showed that 54% of GPs practising according to usual care prescribed antibiotics, whereas 27% of those who had been trained in the advanced communication and 31% of the GPs who used the blood test methods did so. Only 23% of GPs who were trained in the advanced communication skills and who used the blood test prescribed antibiotics."

Professor Butler added, "This international collaboration between primary care researchers from Cardiff and Maastricht has shown that both an 'illness focussed' and a 'disease focussed' approach were effective in reducing antibiotic prescribing, but the two approaches combined give the greatest benefit. We need to both communicate better and improve diagnosis to do the best for our patients and to preserve antibiotic effectiveness for our children.

"Importantly, the results showed that prescribing fewer antibiotics did not mean that patients were unwell for longer. Patient's recovery and satisfaction with care were not compromised by GPs not prescribing their patient antibiotics."


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Christopher C. Butler
ButlerCC@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-068-7168
Cardiff University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cord Blood America, Inc. Announces 2009 First Quarter Results
2. Research points to a new way to protect kidneys threatened by insufficient blood or toxins
3. Cord Blood America CEO Matthew Schissler Expands on Thought Process in Owning Stem Cell Laboratory
4. Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
5. Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
6. Cord Blood America Receives Commitment for $2.3 Million to Fund Its Own Stem Cell Laboratory
7. New research confirms milestone study on blood pressure meds
8. AZOR(R) Receives FDA Approval as First-Line Treatment for High Blood Pressure
9. Study finds iron levels not predictive of survival for form of blood cancer
10. Genes Yield Clues to High Blood Pressure
11. Photo: Levemir(R) Once-Daily Substantially Lowered Average Blood Sugar Levels of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in TITRATE(R) Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... records to understand the best available treatment for patients, ... and less costly for taxpayers than the existing clinical ... Professor van Staa, carried out while he was a ... who is now based at The University of Manchester,s ... ( HTA ) today (Friday 11 July) looked ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, ... the risk for stroke, a new study suggests. The ... a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by ... or TIA risk by 59 percent. And hostility doubled the ... by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... conducted at Aarhus University has revealed that people who ... only half as likely as their urban counterparts to ... and Crohn,s disease. The study findings have recently been ... , "It is extremely exciting that we can now ... classic inflammatory diseases appear to depend on the environment ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... As reported by Forbes in the article Robert Downey ... (6/30), Indino Downey has reportedly been arrested after being ... with. His father, well-known actor Robert Downey Jr. believes ... may have something to do with his addiction struggles. ... and 1990s for substance abuse before finally getting clean ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Having experienced mental illness ... member of mental hospital staff, Roger Grainger gives readers an ... in his new book, “You Never Get Out.” , According ... the United Kingdom will experience some kind of mental health ... still needs to take a look at the way mental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Better use of electronic health records makes clinical trials less expensive 2Health News:Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Growing up on a livestock farm halves the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases 2Health News:Roberty Downey's Son Arrested For Cocaine 2Health News:Psychiatric Hospital Patient and Registered Psychologist Explores Mental Health and Therapy in New Book "You Never Get Out" 2
... for "tennis elbow" but needs to be injected properly ... CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) ... a randomized controlled trial of 48 patients, was performed ... University of Medical Sciences that serves patients from all ...
... HACKENSACK, N.J. (April 26, 2010, 4 p.m. EDT) Myelodysplastic syndromes ... are nearly five times more common in seniors than previously ... John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. ... patients are at much higher risk for heart attack, diabetes ...
... predict which are most likely to be good candidates ... News) -- U.S. researchers have developed a new tool ... potential organ donors, a development that could potentially boost ... damage are often good candidates for organ donation when ...
... diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds , MONDAY, April ... adults have either high blood pressure, high cholesterol or ... stroke and other cardiovascular problems, a new government survey ... Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2006 shows that ...
... VA - The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) ... 2, during the 2010 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) ... Las Vegas, NV. During the ASPO meeting, ... scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing ...
... Readers are ... his interest and research on improving ones state of life. This book helps readers to ... strives to touch all walks of life. , ... Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 26, 2010 -- Thomas Finn is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Botulinum injection provides relief of tennis elbow 2Health News:MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought 2Health News:MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought 3Health News:Test Spots Potential Organ Donors Among Coma Patients 2Health News:Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors 2Health News:Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors 3Health News:Scientific meeting will host new research in children's ear, nose and throat health 2Health News:Life Coach and Author Thomas Finn's Highly Anticipated Book, 'A Better Tomorrow- Affirmations and Visualizations the Keys to Success,' Debuts June 15 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... , 11. Juli 2014  Dilon ... für die molekulare Bildgebung, einschließlich molekularer ... die CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator ® ... Dilon das Produkt jetzt europaweit vertreiben. ... Großteil der europäischen Länder ausgedehnt und ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... year ended June 30, 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, ... press release with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 ... webcast to discuss operating results and future outlook. ... US Pacific Time and the live webcast of the call ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ... it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, ... EMD Serono in the United States ... with Merck KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development and ... target using Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3
... Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ), a biopharmaceutical company ... results of a Phase 2b trial for Empatic(TM) on Wednesday, ... will be followed by a live webcast and conference call ... the call and webcast to discuss the results of this ...
... Pharmaceutical Major, Lupin Ltd. announced today the acquisition of ... mg). Lupin acquired the product from Oscient Pharmaceuticals on ... Court. Antara recorded net sales of US $ 70 ... $ 38.61 million for the product and related assets inclusive ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lupin Expands Branded Play 2Lupin Expands Branded Play 3
... of automatic systems for performing erythrocyte sedimentation ... blood. With the introduction of the Ves-matic ... market a truly revolutionary testing system which ... with the traditional ESR techique.,By means of ...
... VACUETTE® erythrocyte sedimentation rate analysers, which ... new generation unites the well-established advantages ... range of additional innovations which guarantee ... sedimentation rate. Cost effectiveness is an ...
... ESR analyzer that brings about ... pipettes. Up to 40 test ... or bach, with automated mixing. ... for back-up support or to ...
The Sedimat 15 Automated sedrate system provides an accurate ESR result in only 15 minutes. Fast, in-office results (before patient leaves the office) can lead to improved patient therapy....
Medicine Products: