A potential benefit from infectious disease specialist and stationary ward in rational antibiotic therapy of complicated skin and skin structure infections

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Jääskeläinen , I H , Hagberg , L , Schyman , T & Järvinen , A 2018 , ' A potential benefit from infectious disease specialist and stationary ward in rational antibiotic therapy of complicated skin and skin structure infections ' , Infectious Diseases , vol. 50 , no. 2 , pp. 107-116 . https://doi.org/10.1080/23744235.2017.1362706

Title: A potential benefit from infectious disease specialist and stationary ward in rational antibiotic therapy of complicated skin and skin structure infections
Author: Jääskeläinen, Iiro H.; Hagberg, Lars; Schyman, Tommy; Järvinen, Asko
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Medicine
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 2374-4235
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311579
Abstract: Background: Management practices of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) were compared between two areas with similar healthcare structure and low prevalence of antimicrobial resistance.Methods: The high affinity to public health-care in the Nordic countries enabled population-based approach used in this retrospective study. The study population (n=460) consisted of all adult residents from Helsinki (Finland) and Gothenburg (Sweden) treated in hospital due to cSSSI during 2008-2011.Results: The majority of patients in Helsinki (57%) visited more than one ward during their hospital stay while in Gothenburg the majority of patients (85%) were treated in one ward only. Background and disease characteristics were largely similar in both cities but patients in Helsinki were younger [mean(SD) 59(18) versus 63(19) years, p=.0117], and greater proportions had diabetes (50% versus 32%, p
Subject: Complicated skin and skin structure infection
population based
antimicrobial treatment
antibiotic stewardship
treatment duration
SOFT-TISSUE INFECTIONS
RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS
HOSPITALIZED-PATIENTS
CELLULITIS
MANAGEMENT
OUTCOMES
MULTICENTER
MORTALITY
PATTERNS
EUROPE
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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