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Title: Vancomycin use in a large teaching hospital in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2003
Authors: Askarian, M.
Assadian, O.
Safaee, GhR.
Golkar, A.
Namazi, S.
Movahed, M.R.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We investigated adherence to the Hospital Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee [HICPAC] guidelines on vancomycin prescription in a large university-affiliated hospital in Shiraz. From August to December 2003, 200 hospitalized patients received vancomycin. For only 12 [6%] of these patients was vancomycin prescribed appropriately according to HICPAC guidelines. The main reasons why vancomycin use did not comply with HICPAC recommendations were: surgical prophylaxis in patients with negative cultures for resistant Gram-positive organisms, no investigation of vancomycin serum levels in patients receiving > 48 hours of vancomycin, vancomycin serum levels not repeated in patients receiving > 1 week of vancomycin, no appropriate adjustment of dosage with respect to serum levels in patients receiving vancomycin
Description: 1195-1201
Keywords: Vancomycin
Guideline Adherence
Infection Control
Hospitals, Teaching
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Vancomycin
ISSN: 1020-3397
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