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Beta-lactam allergy is overdiagnosed. Diagnosis of penicillin allergy has been associated with a greater use of hospital resources and an increased risk of antibiotic-resistant infections, although this issue remains poorly studied in children. We aimed to compare patient characteristics and use of hospital resources in hospitalized children with and without a record of penicillin allergy.
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Name: International archives of allergy and immunology
A spurious label of penicillin allergy (Pen-A) negatively impacts on antibiotic stewardship and healthcare costs. Recent studies have proposed a guideline-steered direct penicillin challenge without u...
All individuals with an unconfirmed penicillin allergy should have their penicillin allergy evaluated, and if appropriate, tested to confirm current hypersensitivity or tolerance.
Penicillin skin testing (PST) is increasingly utilized as a tool to evaluate penicillin allergy in patients with a reported history. The limited availability of allergists, however, may be an impeding...
The majority of patients with reported penicillin allergy are not allergic when tested or challenged. Penicillin allergy testing has been shown to significantly reduce future annual healthcare expendi...
Self-reported antibiotic allergies are common among hospitalised adults and children. There is a paucity of studies investigating the impact of an antibiotic allergy label in childhood.
The incidence of reactions during penicillin challenge tests among children with suspected penicillin allergy
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Patients labeled as penicillin allergic, rarely have this confirmed and being labeled as "penicillin allergic" is associated with increased health care costs, adverse effects and antibioti...
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revising penicillin allergy in the medical records, by taking full medical history and giving a challange test, in order to imrove the medical records and treatment possibilities.
Prospective risk assessment tool aimed at identifying potential risks and their impact in healthcare settings.
Information relating to itemized coding of procedures and costs associated with healthcare delivery, used as a means for tracking healthcare utilization, patterns of care, and treatment outcomes.
Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.
An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of penicillin to penicin and a carboxylic acid anion. EC 184.108.40.206.
Semisynthetic antibiotic prepared by combining the sodium salt of penicillin G with N,N'-dibenzylethylenediamine.
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