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Westerlind, B., Östgren, C. J., Mölstad, S., Midlöv, P. & Hägg, S. (2019). Use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics is associated with falls in nursing home residents: a longitudinal cohort study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(8), 1078-1095
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics is associated with falls in nursing home residents: a longitudinal cohort study
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2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, ISSN 1594-0667, E-ISSN 1720-8319, Vol. 31, nr 8, s. 1078-1095Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Falls and related injuries are common among older people, and several drug classes are considered to increase fall risk.

Aims

This study aimed to investigate the association between the use of certain drug classes and falls in older nursing home residents in Sweden, and relate these to different age groups.

Methods

Information on falls that occurred in the previous year and regular use of possible fall risk drugs including non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (zopiclone and zolpidem) was collected from 331 nursing home residents during 2008–2011. Over the following 6 months, the occurrence of serious falls, requiring a physician visit or hospital care, was registered. Association between serious falls and drug use was compared between an older (≥ 85 years) and a younger group.

Results

An increased fall risk (Downton Fall Risk Index ≥ 3) was found in 93% of the study subjects (aged 65–101 years). Baseline data indicated an association between falls that occurred in the previous year and regular use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (p = 0.005), but not with the other studied drug classes. During the following 6 months, an association between use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics and serious falls in the older group (p = 0.017, odds ratio 4.311) was found. No association was found between the other studied drug classes and serious falls.

Discussion

These results indicate an association between falls and the use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, compounds that previously have been considered generally well-tolerated in older people.

Conclusions

Caution is advocated when using non-benzodiazepine hypnotics regularly in older people living in nursing homes.

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Springer, 2019
Emneord
Accidental falls, Frail elderly, Nursing homes, Hypnotics and sedatives, Adverse effects, Longitudinal study
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-156240 (URN)10.1007/s40520-018-1056-0 (DOI)000477664800007 ()30341643 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85055751099 (Scopus ID)
Merknad

Funding agencies:  Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS); Futurum-Academy of Health and Care, Region Jonkoping County

Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-04-09 Laget: 2019-04-09 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-12bibliografisk kontrollert
Little, P., Stuart, B., Moore, M., Coenen, S., Butler, C. C., Godycki-Cwirko, M., . . . Verheij, T. (2013). Amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care when pneumonia is not suspected: a 12-country, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. Infectious diseases (Print), 13(2), 123-129
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care when pneumonia is not suspected: a 12-country, randomised, placebo-controlled trial
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2013 (engelsk)Inngår i: Lancet. Infectious diseases (Print), ISSN 1473-3099, E-ISSN 1474-4457, Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 123-129Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Lower-respiratory-tract infection is one of the most common acute illnesses managed in primary care. Few placebo-controlled studies of antibiotics have been done, and overall effectiveness (particularly in subgroups such as older people) is debated. We aimed to compare the benefits and harms of amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection with those of placebo both overall and in patients aged 60 years or older. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods Patients older than 18 years with acute lower-respiratory-tract infections (cough of andlt;= 28 days duration) in whom pneumonia was not suspected were randomly assigned (1:1) to either amoxicillin (1 g three times daily for 7 days) or placebo by computer-generated random numbers. Our primary outcome was duration of symptoms rated "moderately bad" or worse. Secondary outcomes were symptom severity in days 2-4 and new or worsening symptoms. Investigators and patients were masked to treatment allocation. This trial is registered with EudraCT (2007-001586-15), UKCRN Portfolio (ID 4175), ISRCTN (52261229), and FWO (G.0274.08N). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanFindings 1038 patients were assigned to the amoxicillin group and 1023 to the placebo group. Neither duration of symptoms rated "moderately bad" or worse (hazard ratio 1.06, 95% CI 0.96-1.18; p=0.229) nor mean symptom severity (1.69 with placebo vs 1.62 with amoxicillin; difference 0.07 [95% CI -0.15 to 0.007]; p=0.074) differed significantly between groups. New or worsening symptoms were significantly less common in the amoxicillin group than in the placebo group (162 [15.9%] of 1021 patients vs 194 [19.3%] of 1006; p=0-043; number needed to treat 30). Cases of nausea, rash, or diarrhoea were significantly more common in the amoxidllin group than in the placebo group (number needed to harm 21,95% CI 11-174; p=0.025), and one case of anaphylaxis was noted with amoxicillin. Two patients in the placebo group and one in the ammdcillin group needed to be admitted to hospital; no study-related deaths were noted. We noted no evidence of selective benefit in patients aged 60 years or older (n=595). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanInterpretation When pneumonia is not suspected clinically, amoxicillin provides little benefit for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care both overall and in patients aged 60 years or more, and causes slight harms. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanFunding European Commission Framework Programme 6, UK National Institute for Health Research, Barcelona Ciberde Enfermedades Respiratorias, and Research Foundation Flanders.

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Elsevier: Lancet, 2013
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103395 (URN)10.1016/S1473-3099(12)70300-6 (DOI)000313921900029 ()
Merknad

Funding Agencies|European Community|518226|National Institute for Health Research, in Barcelona||Giber de Enfermedades Respiratorias|SGR 911CB06/06/0028|Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO)|G.0274.08N|

Tilgjengelig fra: 2014-01-20 Laget: 2014-01-20 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-06
Olofsson, M., Toepfer, M., Östgren, C. J., Midlöv, P., Matussek, A., Lindgren, P.-E. & Mölstad, S. (2013). Low level of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli among Swedish nursing home residents. Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, 45(2), 117-123
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Low level of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli among Swedish nursing home residents
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2013 (engelsk)Inngår i: Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, ISSN 1651-1980, Vol. 45, nr 2, s. 117-123Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Screening for bacterial colonization and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among a defined population could aid in the identification of at-risk populations and provide targets for antibiotic stewardship and infection control programmes. Methods: Two hundred and sixty-eight participants at 11 Swedish nursing homes underwent serial screening for colonization with Escherichia coli between March 2008 and September 2010. Seventy-two of the 268 participants (27%) were male. The median age was 85 y. Samples were collected from urine, the rectal mucosa, the groin, and active skin lesions. Results: Two hundred and nine of 268 participants (78%) were colonized with E. coli at any body site/fluid. The specific colonization rates were 81% (rectum), 48% (urine), 30% (groin), 59% (unknown), and 13% (skin lesion). An antibiotic-resistant E. coli isolate was identified in 18% of all participants regardless of colonization status; all together, 87 resistant isolates were detected. Only 1 participant carried isolates with resistance to third-generation cephalosporins (cefotaxime and ceftazidime). Conclusions: The presence of resistance was generally low, and the greater part of the resistant cases was connected with 3 common antibiotics: ampicillin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, and ciprofloxacin. In spite of generally increasing resistance against third-generation cephalosporins in E. coli in Sweden, this study does not implicate residence at a Swedish nursing home as a risk factor for the acquisition of expressed cephalosporin resistance.

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Informa Healthcare, 2013
Emneord
Mass screening, colonization, nursing homes, drug resistance, bacterial, Escherichia coli
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85105 (URN)10.3109/00365548.2012.717232 (DOI)000313677200006 ()22992114 (PubMedID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-11-02 Laget: 2012-11-02 Sist oppdatert: 2016-12-19
Olofsson, M., Lindgren, P.-E., Östgren, C. J., Midlöv, P. & Mölstad, S. (2012). Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in Swedish nursing homes: A cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 44(1), 3-8
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in Swedish nursing homes: A cross-sectional study
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2012 (engelsk)Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, E-ISSN 1651-1980, Vol. 44, nr 1, s. 3-8Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Screening for bacterial colonization among risk populations could provide better estimates of the volume of the bacteria-related disease reservoir and the level of antimicrobial resistance, than do conventional laboratory reports. Methods: Two hundred and one participants at 10 Swedish nursing homes were screened for colonization with Staphylococcus aureus between January and October 2009. Of the 201 participants, 61 (30%) were male. The median age was 86 y. All participants were systematically sampled from the nasal mucosa, the pharyngeal mucosa, the groin, and active skin lesions, if any. Results: Ninety-nine of 199 participants (50%) were colonized with S. aureus. The colonization rate was 34% for the nose, 35% for throat, 10% for groin, and 54% for active skin lesions. An antibiotic-resistant S. aureus isolate was identified in 8.5% of all participants regardless of colonization status. A total of 24 resistant isolates were detected, and 21 of these were resistant to fluoroquinolones. There was no case of colonization with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Conclusions: The presence of resistant isolates was generally low, and the greater part of the resistance was fluoroquinolone-related. To achieve reasonable precision, screening programmes of this kind must include samples from both the nose and throat, and, although low, the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Swedish nursing homes still calls for reflection on how to use the fluoroquinolones wisely. © 2012 Informa Healthcare.

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Informa Healthcare, 2012
Emneord
Colonization; Drug resistance (bacterial); Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Nursing homes; Staphylococcus aureus
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74118 (URN)10.3109/00365548.2011.598875 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-01-20 Laget: 2012-01-19 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Butler, C., Kelly, M., Hood, K., Schaberg, T., Melbye, H., Serra-Prat, M., . . . Coenen, S. (2011). Antibiotic prescribing for discoloured sputum in acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection. European Respiratory Journal, 38(1), 119-125
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Antibiotic prescribing for discoloured sputum in acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection
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2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: European Respiratory Journal, ISSN 0903-1936, E-ISSN 1399-3003, Vol. 38, nr 1, s. 119-125Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigated whether discoloured sputum and feeling unwell were associated with antibiotic prescription and benefit from antibiotic treatment for acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection (LTRI) in a prospective study of 3,402 adults in 13 countries. A two-level model investigated the association between producing discoloured sputum or feeling generally unwell and an antibiotic prescription. A three-level model investigated the association between an antibiotic prescription and symptom resolution. Patients producing discoloured sputum were prescribed antibiotics more frequently than those not producing sputum (OR 3.2, 95% CI 2.1-5.0), unlike those producing clear/white sputum (OR 0.95, 95% CI 0.61-1.48). Antibiotic prescription was not associated with a greater rate or magnitude of symptom score resolution (as measured by a 13-item questionnaire completed by patients each day) among those who: produced yellow (coefficient 0.00; p=0.68) or green (coefficient -0.01; p=0.11) sputum; reported any of three categories of feeling unwell; or produced discoloured sputum and felt generally unwell (coefficient -0.01; p=0.19). Adults with acute cough/LRTI presenting in primary care settings with discoloured sputum were prescribed antibiotics more often compared to those not producing sputum. Sputum colour, alone or together with feeling generally unwell, was not associated with recovery or benefit from antibiotic treatment.

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European Respiratory Society, 2011
Emneord
Acute cough; antibiotic resistance; antibiotic treatment; lower respiratory tract infection; primary care sputum
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69818 (URN)10.1183/09031936.00133910 (DOI)000292247700018 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-08-10 Laget: 2011-08-08 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-08
Nilsson, S., Mölstad, S., Karlberg, C., Karlsson, J.-E. & Persson, L.-G. (2011). No connection between the level of exposition to statins in the population and the incidence/mortality of acute myocardial infarction: An ecological study based on Sweden’s municipalities. Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, 10(6)
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>No connection between the level of exposition to statins in the population and the incidence/mortality of acute myocardial infarction: An ecological study based on Sweden’s municipalities
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2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, ISSN 1477-5751, E-ISSN 1477-5751, Vol. 10, nr 6Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Randomised controlled trials have shown an excellent preventive effect of statins on ischemic heart disease. Our objective was to investigate if a relation can be detected between acute myocardial infarction- (AMI) mortality or incidence and statin utilisation, for men and women in different age-groups on a population basis.

Results

The utilisation rate of statins increased almost three times for both men and women between 1998 and 2002. During 1998-2000 the incidence of AMI decreased clearly for men but only slightly for women. Mortality decreased from 1998 to 2002. The change in statin utilisation from 1998 to 2000 showed no correlation to the change in AMI mortality from 2000 to 2002. Statin utilisation and AMI- incidence or mortality showed no correlations when adjusting for socio-economic deprivation, antidiabetic drugs and geographic coordinates.

Conclusions

Despite a widespread and increasing utilisation of statins, no correlation to the incidence or mortality of AMI could be detected. Other factors than increased statin treatment should be analysed especially when discussing the allocation of public resources.

Emneord
Myocardial infarction, Incidence, Antilipemic agents, Sweden; Population, Ecological study
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13085 (URN)10.1186/1477-5751-10-6 (DOI)
Merknad

On the day of the defence day the status of this article was: Submitted

Tilgjengelig fra: 2008-03-25 Laget: 2008-03-25 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-13
Neumark, T., Ekblom, M., Brudin, L., Groth, A., Eliasson, I., Mölstad, S., . . . Törngren, A. (2011). Spontaneously draining acute otitis media in children: An observational study of clinical findings, microbiology and clinical course. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 43(11-12), 891-898
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Spontaneously draining acute otitis media in children: An observational study of clinical findings, microbiology and clinical course
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2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, E-ISSN 1651-1980, Vol. 43, nr 11-12, s. 891-898Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Conclusion: The study indicates that an active ‘‘wait and see’’ policy during the first 3 days can be justified in most children with otorrhea but antibiotics should be considered in children who initially present with abundant purulent secretion and pulsating eardrum.

Objectives: To study the clinical recovery of acute otitis media (AOM) with otorrhea in children managed initially without antibiotics.

Methods: Children aged 2-16, presenting with AOM and spontaneous otorrhea, were followed. Specimens for bacterial investigations were obtained, and symptoms were registered on daily basis. The main outcome measures were the frequency of patients treated with antibiotics due to persisting AOM within 9 days in relation to clinical and bacteriologic findings and new AOM within 3 months.

Results: Twelve of 71 children who completed the trial received antibiotics during the first nine days due to lack of improvement, one child after 16 days due to recurrent AOM and six had new AOM after 30 days. A.otitidis was found in 23 samples, S.pneumoniae in 12, S.pyogenes in 6, F.nucleatum in five. M.pneumoniae, C.pneumoniae and F.necrophorum could not be detected Antibiotics were prescribed more extensively to patients with pulsating eardrum and abundant purulent secretion. All patients with presence of S.pyogenes received antibiotics.

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Informa Healthcare, 2011
Emneord
AOM, perforation, spontaneous, otorrhea, microbiology, antibiotics, alloicoccus otitidis
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54831 (URN)10.3109/00365548.2011.591820 (DOI)000296641500007 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2010-04-15 Laget: 2010-04-15 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-12
Modig, S., Lannering, C., Östgren, C. J., Mölstad, S. & Midlöv, P. (2011). The assessment of renal function in relation to the use of drugs in elderly in nursing homes; a cohort study. BMC Geriatrics, 11(1)
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The assessment of renal function in relation to the use of drugs in elderly in nursing homes; a cohort study
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2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 11, nr 1Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Renal function decreases with age. Dosage adjustment according to renal function is   indicated for many drugs, in order to avoid adverse reactions of medications and/or   aggravation of renal impairment. There are several ways to assess renal function in   the elderly, but no way is ideal. The aim of the study was to explore renal function   in elderly subjects in nursing homes and the use of pharmaceuticals that may be harmful   to patients with renal impairment.

Methods

243 elderly subjects living in nursing homes were included. S-creatinine and s-cystatin   c were analysed. Renal function was estimated using Cockcroft-Gault formula, Modification   of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) and cystatin C-estimated glomerular filtration rate   (GFR). Concomitant medication was registered and four groups of renal risk drugs were   identified: metformin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), angiotensin-converting   enzyme -inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers and digoxin. Descriptive statistics   and the Kappa test for concordance were used.

Results

Reduced renal function (cystatin C-estimated GFR < 60 ml/min) was seen in 53%. Normal   s-creatinine was seen in 41% of those with renal impairment. Renal risk drugs were   rather rarely prescribed, with exception for ACE-inhibitors. Poor concordance was   seen between the GFR estimates as concluded by other studies.

Conclusions

The physician has to be observant on renal function when prescribing medications to   the elderly patient and not only rely on s-creatinine level. GFR has to be estimated   before prescribing renal risk drugs, but using different estimates may give divergence   in the results.

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BioMed Central, 2011
Emneord
drugs elderly nursing homes
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75552 (URN)10.1186/1471-2318-11-1 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-03-07 Laget: 2012-03-07 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-07
Hedin, K., Andre, M., Hakansson, A., Mölstad, S., Rodhe, N. & Petersson, C. (2010). Infectious morbidity in 18-month-old children with and without older siblings. FAMILY PRACTICE, 27(5), 507-512
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Infectious morbidity in 18-month-old children with and without older siblings
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2010 (engelsk)Inngår i: FAMILY PRACTICE, ISSN 0263-2136, Vol. 27, nr 5, s. 507-512Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Infections are the most commonly reported health problems in children. Younger age and day care outside the home are two factors of importance for infectious morbidity. The influence of siblings on infectious symptoms is not clear. Objectives. To compare families with one child and families with more than one child in terms of reported infectious symptoms, physician consultations and antibiotic prescriptions. Methods. A prospective population-based survey was performed. During 1 month, all infectious symptoms, physician consultations and antibiotic prescriptions for 18-month-old children were noted by the parents. The 789 families also answered questions about socio-economic factors, numbers of siblings in the family and type of day care. Results. No difference in number of symptom days was found between children with and without older siblings. Neither could we find any significance in terms of having older siblings in relation to physician consultations and antibiotic prescriptions. Conclusions. The results of our study indicate that having older siblings not was important in relation to number of symptoms days, physician consultations or antibiotic prescriptions for 18-month-old children in Sweden today. Changes in social activities and attitudes towards antibiotic prescription may explain our different findings as compared with previous Swedish studies and studies from other countries.

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Oxford University Press, 2010
Emneord
Antibiotic prescription, child, infectious symptom, physician consultation, siblings
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60248 (URN)10.1093/fampra/cmq041 (DOI)000281956300007 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2010-10-08 Laget: 2010-10-08 Sist oppdatert: 2010-10-08
Jakobsen, K. A., Melbye, H., Kelly, M. J., Ceynowa, C., Mölstad, S., Hood, K. & Butler, C. C. (2010). Influence of CRP testing and clinical findings on antibiotic prescribing in adults presenting with acute cough in primary care. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, 28(4), 229-236
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Influence of CRP testing and clinical findings on antibiotic prescribing in adults presenting with acute cough in primary care
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2010 (engelsk)Inngår i: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, ISSN 0281-3432, Vol. 28, nr 4, s. 229-236Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective. Respiratory tract infections are the most common indication for antibiotic prescribing in primary care. The value of clinical findings in lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is known to be overrated. This study aimed to determine the independent influence of a point of care test (POCT) for C-reactive protein (CRP) on the prescription of antibiotics in patients with acute cough or symptoms suggestive of LRTI, and how symptoms and chest findings influence the decision to prescribe when the test is and is not used. Design. Prospective observational study of presentation and management of acute cough/LRTI in adults. Setting. Primary care research networks in Norway, Sweden, and Wales. Subjects. Adult patients contacting their GP with symptoms of acute cough/LRTI. Main outcome measures. Predictors of antibiotic prescribing were evaluated in those tested and those not tested with a POCT for CRP using logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. Results. A total of 803 patients were recruited in the three networks. Among the 372 patients tested with a POCT for CRP, the CRP value was the strongest independent predictor of antibiotic prescribing, with an odds ratio (OR) of CRP andgt;= 50 mg/L of 98.1. Crackles on auscultation and a patient preference for antibiotics perceived by the GP were the strongest predictors of antibiotic prescribing when the CRP test was not used. Conclusions. The CRP result is a major influence in the decision whether or not to prescribe antibiotics for acute cough. Clinicians attach less weight to discoloured sputum and abnormal lung sounds when a CRP value is available. CRP testing could prevent undue reliance on clinical features that poorly predict benefit from antibiotic treatment.

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Informa Healthcare, 2010
Emneord
Antibiotic prescribing, clinical findings, CRP, LRTI, point of care testing, primary care
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64383 (URN)10.3109/02813432.2010.506995 (DOI)000284315900009 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-01-21 Laget: 2011-01-21 Sist oppdatert: 2011-01-21
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