Journal article

The burden of antibiotic allergies in adults in an Australian intensive care unit: the BASIS study

Rebekah L Moran, Misha Devchand, Leonid Churilov, Stephen Warrillow, Jason A Trubiano

Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and impact of patient-reported antibiotic allergies in the intensive care unit (ICU), which are currently poorly defined. Antibiotic allergy labels (AALs) are associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and with inferior patient, microbiological and hospital outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective, single-centre case-control study. SETTING: Mixed ICU, Austin Hospital, Melbourne. PARTICIPANTS: All adults (≥ 18 years old) admitted to the ICU who received at least two doses of systemic antibiotics between 12 February and 20 April 2018. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic data, infection and allergy history, antibiotic prescriptions and ICU interventions and ..

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