A decision algorithm to promote outpatient antimicrobial stewardship for uncomplicated urinary tract infection

  05 November 2020

Antibiotic resistance is a major cause of treatment failure and leads to increased use of broad-spectrum agents, which begets further resistance. This vicious cycle is epitomized by uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), which affects one in two women during their life and is associated with increasing antibiotic resistance and high rates of prescription for broad-spectrum second-line agents. To address this, we developed machine learning models to predict antibiotic susceptibility using electronic health record data and built a decision algorithm for recommending the narrowest possible antibiotic to which a specimen is susceptible.

 

Author(s): Sanjat Kanjilal, Michael Oberst, Sooraj Boominathan, Helen Zhou, David C. Hooper and David Sontag
Effective Surveillance  
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International Matchmaking Symposium 18 November 2020

Emerging Antimicrobials & Diagnostics in AMR 2020

 

4th AMR Insights International Symposium to provide an international online podium for emerging preventives, new antimicrobial strategies, microbial diagnostics and related (platform) technologies.

 

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