María Victoria Gil-Navarro

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of relevant drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and associated predictor factors in a sample of patients with multiple complex chronic diseases (polypathological patients) receiving multiple drug therapy. Our secondary objective was to determine the acceptance of a drug interaction reporting program with recommendations(More)
Aim of the review To study the prevalence of drug interactions in hospital healthcare by reviewing literature. Method A review was carried out of studies written in Spanish and English on the prevalence of drug interactions in hospital care published in Pubmed between January 1990 and September 2008. The search strategy combined free text and MeSH terms,(More)
The misuse of antibiotics has been related to increased morbidity, mortality and bacterial resistance. The development of antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs) has been encouraged by scientific societies as an essential measure. An educational, institutionally supported ASP was developed in our tertiary-care centre. Local guidelines on the management(More)
New approaches of empirical antifungal therapy (EAT) in selected hematological patients with persistent febrile neutropenia (PFN) have been proposed in recent years, but their cost-effectiveness has not been studied. The aim of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of two different approaches of EAT in hematological patients with PFN: the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of the intervention of a multidiscipline antimicrobial control group in the correct prescription of Ertapenem. METHOD A four-month long, prospective study into prescriptions for Ertapenem was carried out in a third-level hospital. Assessment into the degree of suitability of each prescription according to the(More)
Background The global crisis of bacterial resistance urges the scientific community to implement intervention programs in healthcare facilities to promote an appropriate use of antibiotics. However, the clinical benefits or the impact on resistance of these interventions has not been definitively proved. Methods We designed a quasi-experimental(More)
Evidence for the effectiveness of linezolid in neurosurgical infections (NSIs) is growing. The comfortable oral dosage and tolerance of linezolid opens the possibility for sequential antimicrobial treatment (SAT) in stable patients after a period of intravenous treatment. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of SAT with oral linezolid in patients with NSI(More)
OBJECTIVE To proactively identify risks in the preparation of intravenous cytostatic drugs, and to prioritise and establish measures to improve safety procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Failure Mode Effect Analysis methodology was used. A multidisciplinary team identified potential failure modes of the procedure through a brainstorming session. The impact(More)
The antibiotic policy is the set of strategies and activities undertaken to organize the antimicrobial treatment in the hospital, and achieve health outcomes for patients. The basic principles are to be direct evidence-based medicine, local epidemiology and freedom for prescribing physicians. An antibiotic policy is now more necessary than ever for(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Enterococcus faecalis is the third most common causal agent of infective endocarditis. Currently, the treatment recommended is a combination of ampicillin (2 g/4 h) plus ceftriaxone (2 g/12 h), so patients must remain hospitalized for almost 6 weeks to receive the treatment. They are not generally included in outpatient(More)