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Evidence-based approaches to penicillin allergy de-labelling

Written by | 17 Nov 2023

Neil Powell combines the roles of consultant antimicrobial pharmacist and clinical researcher at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. In this series of short videos, he describes the… read more.

What does a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist do?

Written by | 16 Nov 2023

The work of a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist involves not only knowing about antimicrobial medicines but also understanding how people and organisations behave and collaborating with others to optimise… read more.

Could penicillin allergy de-labelling lead to better outcomes?

Written by | 15 Nov 2023

Implementation of penicillin allergy de-labelling calls for an understanding of the key barriers and enablers in healthcare systems – topics that the iNAAN and ALABAMA studies address, explains… read more.

What the PALACE study tells us about penicillin allergy de-labelling

Written by | 14 Nov 2023

The PALACE study showed that in people at low-risk of penicillin allergy, a direct oral challenge with penicillin was no less effective than standard allergy testing for determining… read more.

Why penicillin allergy labels might be a bad thing

Written by | 13 Nov 2023

Neil Powell combines the roles of a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist and a clinical researcher at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.  His current research is focused on the… read more.

Removing incorrect penicillin allergy labels in a UK hospital

Written by | 25 Aug 2023

Incorrect penicillin allergy labels can result in patients receiving less effective or more toxic antimicrobial agents but a pilot study has shown that a pharmacy-led multidisciplinary team can… read more.

Outcomes of penicillin allergy de-labelling

Written by | 24 Aug 2023

A total of 56 patients were successfully de-labelled in the pilot study but a key challenge will be preventing the erroneous reappearance of the penicillin allergy label, according… read more.

Why should we de-label ‘penicillin-allergic’ patients?

Written by | 23 Aug 2023

Incorrect penicillin allergy labels can result in patients receiving less effective or more toxic antimicrobial agents but a recent publication has shown that a pharmacy-led multidisciplinary team can… read more.

Penicillin reduces pediatric rheumatic heart disease progression

Written by | 21 Dec 2021

Treatment with penicillin significantly reduces the risk of underlying rheumatic heart disease progression in children and adolescents, researchers reported on Nov. 12, 2021 in the NEJM/New England Journal… read more.

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