antimicrobial resistance

Unbiased antimicrobial resistance prevalence estimates through population-based surveillance

BACKGROUND: Current antimicrobial resistance surveillance (AMR) is mainly laboratory based. This approach can have inherent biases given the potential for selective specimen submission for microbiological analysis and for its inability to map …

Sensitivity of point-of-care testing C reactive protein and procalcitonin to diagnose urinary tract infections in Dutch nursing homes: PROGRESS study protocol

INTRODUCTION: Suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) ranks among the most common reasons for antibiotic use in nursing homes. However, diagnosing UTI in this setting is challenging because UTI often presents with non-specific symptomatology. …

Predictive value of the urinary dipstick test in the management of patients with urinary tract infection-associated symptoms in primary care in Indonesia: a cross-sectional study.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the test characteristics of a urine dipstick test in predicting a positive urine culture in an outpatient setting in Indonesia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Two outpatient clinics in Medan, Indonesia. PARTICIPANTS: 616 …

Rapid assessment of antimicrobial resistance prevalence using a Lot Quality Assurance sampling approach

AIM: Increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires rapid surveillance tools, such as Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS). MATERIALS & METHODS: LQAS classifies AMR as high or low based on set parameters. We compared classifications with the …