Arif R. Sarwari

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Objective. To study the impact of our multimodal antibiotic stewardship program on Pseudomonas aeruginosa susceptibility and antibiotic use in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. Methods. Our stewardship program employed the key tenants of published antimicrobial stewardship guidelines. These included prospective audits with intervention and feedback,(More)
INTRODUCTION We developed a computerized antimicrobial guidance program based on the last 5 years of our laboratory culture data augmented by expert infectious disease logic. The program is designed to assist physicians with the targeting of empiric antimicrobials for hospitalized patients by tracking pathogenic bacteria and their evolving antimicrobial(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic stress and depression have a negative impact on immune functioning and threaten the well-being of HIV-positive patients. Although therapy methods, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, have been shown to reduce stress and depression in such patients, not all patients are willing or able to undergo therapy over time. The Health(More)
We developed a computerized antimicrobial decision support program founded on our local bacterial susceptibility data. In a retrospective analysis of patients with a bloodstream infection, we compared the actual antimicrobials prescribed to the antimicrobials recommended by the program. We found the computer-guided therapy to be clinically and statistically(More)
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