Navigation Links
Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds
Date:1/18/2013

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Patient education in the form of brochures and posters helps reduce the overuse of antibiotics to treat bronchitis in teens and adults, according to a new study.

The overuse of antibiotics to treat bronchitis could worsen trends in antibiotic resistance, the researchers noted. They said computer prompts alerting nurses to the need for patient education on the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia also are effective in reducing reliance on antibiotics.

The study, led by Dr. Ralph Gonzales of the University of California, San Francisco, involved 33 primary care practices that are part of an integrated health care system in central Pennsylvania.

At 11 practices, printed materials -- including educational brochures and posters explaining the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia -- were routinely offered to patients suffering from a cough. In 11 more practices, patients received computer-assisted "decision support" intervention. In these cases, when nurses typed "cough" into an electronic health record, an alert prompted them to provide the patient with an educational brochure. The remaining practices served as control sites.

For the study, which was published online Jan. 14 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers compared the rate of antibiotic prescription for uncomplicated acute bronchitis before and after the printed and computer-assisted interventions.

Overall, there were more than 9,800 visits for uncomplicated acute bronchitis when the study began and less than 6,300 visits during the interventions. The study found the percentage of teens and adults given antibiotics dropped from 80 percent to about 68 percent at the sites with printed materials and from 74 percent to about 61 percent at practices with computer-assisted decision support.

The difference in effectiveness of the printed and computer-assisted decision support was no
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Indiana network for patient care helps officials track disease, warn of outbreaks
2. TB Drug Shortages Put U.S. Patients in Peril, Study Finds
3. Researchers find that simple blood test can help identify trauma patients at greatest risk of death
4. 1,800 Michigan doctors launch effort to improve health care for Medicare patients
5. Chemo Pills Effective, But Patients May Skip Doses
6. Director of the Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine Provides New Cutting Edge Technology for Patients Suffering with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
7. LifeWings CEO to Speak at Virginia Patient Safety Summit in January
8. COPD patients at risk of dangerous bacterial infections
9. Physical Therapists Now Have A Powerful Adjunct To Their Therapy Plan With The New Rehab In Motion™ Program Designed For Patients Who Have Limited Or No Health Insurance
10. Obese Patients May Have Less Success With Back Surgery
11. Doctors Often Miss Signs of Problem Drinking in Patients, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds
(Date:4/22/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... species are important intracellular signaling molecules, but their mode ... key aspects of cellular function and behavior, while at ... organelles, membranes and DNA. To analyze how redox signaling ... innovative optical microscopy technique has been developed jointly by ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 7 in 10 Americans support mandated coverage of birth ... researchers at the University of Michigan Health System. , ... of 18 at home, and adults with private or ... to support universal coverage of birth control medications, according ... of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ). ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... alfa (trade name: NovoEight) has been approved since November ... patients with haemophilia A. In an early benefit assessment ... Market for Medicinal Products" (AMNOG), the German Institute for ... this new active ingredient offers an added benefit over ... findings, an added benefit of turoctocog alfa is not ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Cedars-Sinai stroke intervention researchers have been informed that ... of the National Institutes of Health, will award an ... clinical trial of an experimental drug for stroke. ... with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, or rtPA the ... after onset. In laboratory rodent studies, 3K3A-APC, used in ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... have found that the anxiety experienced with a ... impact a woman,s overall well-being. Their findings are ... was published online in the April 21, 2014 ... 40 to 60 percent of women who undergo ... experience a false-positive mammogram. Such mammograms require additional ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Neuroimaging: Live from inside the cell 2Health News:More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans 2Health News:Turoctocog alfa in patients with hemophilia A: Added benefit not proven 2Health News:Turoctocog alfa in patients with hemophilia A: Added benefit not proven 3Health News:$8 million NIH grant will fund multicenter clinical trial of stroke intervention drug 2Health News:$8 million NIH grant will fund multicenter clinical trial of stroke intervention drug 3Health News:False-positive mammogram anxiety has limited impact on women's well-being 2
... cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than ... MD, a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center ... San Francisco. The study was published electronically in the ... Whooley and her research team evaluated 965 heart disease patients ...
... News) -- Many young children from low-income families drink too ... and tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children ... -- even 100 percent fruit juice -- each day. In ... on Children,s Health, however, it was found that about 50 ...
... c-MET expression in tumors., Invasion and metastasis were blocked ... are in late-stage clinical trials. PHILADELPHIA ... signaling inhibited tumor invasion and metastasis in a laboratory ... published in Cancer Discovery , the newest journal ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- ... in overweight and obese women as those of normal ... females, a group of reproductive experts said. During ... Federation of America and the Society of Family Planning, ...
... generate a lot of internal debris that can trigger the ... as lupus., Now Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report that ... from attacking a fetus also helps block development of these ... joints. , The findings point toward new treatment strategies ...
... THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) Compared to other ... in elderly patients with dementia, a new study finds. ... in dementia care. "This data provides much-needed guidance and ... treating older demented patients," said Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein, director ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statins linked with lower depression risk in heart patients 2Health News:Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll 2Health News:Combined inhibition of VEGF and c-MET can decrease metastasis 2Health News:Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower 2Health News:Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower 3Health News:Natural method for clearing cellular debris provides new targets for lupus treatment 2Health News:Natural method for clearing cellular debris provides new targets for lupus treatment 3Health News:Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia: Study 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Tegra Medical is very ... King as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was ... which he has overseen the company,s four facilities in ... Costa Rica.  Mr. King joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TORONTO , Jan. 15, 2014  According to ... medical technology market intelligence, the United ... occlusion (TEO) device markets will expand moderately through ... fastest-growing segments. In particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: Global Markets ... -- Focus on End Users ... A drug delivery system is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18
... Established in 1939, AMT has become ... agencies for clinical laboratory practitioners and ... certification for Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory ... Phlebotomy Technicians, Medical and Dental Assistants ...
... Proficiency Testing and Quality Assurance (for Waived ... assist POLs, clinics and small hospitals maintain ... accuracy of patient lab results and assist ... the opportunity to earn 12 P.A.C.E. Contact ...
An enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection and quantitationof RF IgG isotype in human serum of patients with rheumatoid arthritis....
An enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the detection and semiquantitationof IgG and IgM antibodies to 2-GP1, as an aid in assessingthe risk of thrombosis in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematos...
Medicine Products: