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Don't wear me out--the public's knowledge of and attitudes to antibiotic use.
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It is shown that there is no simple relationship between increased knowledge and more prudent antibiotic use, and future national antibiotic campaigns should have a defined audience and aims in order to facilitate prudent antibiotics use by clinicians and public. Expand
The public's attitudes to and compliance with antibiotics.
TLDR
Future campaigns that are aimed at reducing the level of prescribing should be focused towards those more likely to be prescribed antibiotics at present: younger women and those with a lower level of education. Expand
Improving the quality of antibiotic prescribing in the NHS by developing a new Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme: Start Smart--Then Focus.
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This paper describes the development of new antimicrobial stewardship programmes for primary care and hospitals by the Department of Health's Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection:Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care Initiative. Expand
New spiral bacterium in gastric mucosa.
TLDR
A new spiral bacterium, distinct from Campylobacter pylori, was found in the gastric mucosa of six patients with gastrointestinal symptoms, and it is not possible to say from this small series whether these organisms cause chronic active gastritis. Expand
Treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: report of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy/Healthcare Infection Society/British Infection Association
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Antimicrobial stewardship programmes should be instituted in all care settings, based on resistance rates and audit of compliance with guidelines, but should be augmented by improved surveillance of outcome in Gram-negative bacteraemia, and feedback to prescribers. Expand
The English antibiotic awareness campaigns: did they change the public's knowledge of and attitudes to antibiotic use?
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There is little evidence that the 2008 English public antibiotic campaigns were effective, and a carefully planned approach that targets the public in GP waiting rooms and through clinicians in consultations may be a more effective way of improving prudent antibiotic use. Expand
Barriers to opportunistic chlamydia testing in primary care.
TLDR
Genitourinary medicine clinics, or level three practices with GUM expertise, will need to be increased in parallel with testing in primary care to provide appropriate contact tracing and follow-up. Expand
Successful control of Clostridium difficile infection in an elderly care unit through use of a restrictive antibiotic policy.
TLDR
The use of narrow-spectrum antibiotics for hospital treatment of community-acquired infections in the elderly should be encouraged. Expand
Expectations for consultations and antibiotics for respiratory tract infection in primary care: the RTI clinical iceberg.
TLDR
A better public understanding about the lack of benefit of antibiotics for most RTIs and addressing concerns about illness duration and severity, could reduce GP consultations and antibiotic prescriptions for RTI. Expand
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