NICE guideline on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: attitudes to the guideline and implications for dental practice in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124050
Title:
NICE guideline on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: attitudes to the guideline and implications for dental practice in Ireland.
Authors:
Ríordáin, R Ní; McCreary, C
Affiliation:
Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. richeal.niriordain@ucc.ie
Citation:
NICE guideline on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: attitudes to the guideline and implications for dental practice in Ireland. 2009, 206 (6):E11; discussion 320-1 Br Dent J
Journal:
British dental journal
Issue Date:
28-Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124050
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.250
PubMed ID:
19329944
Abstract:
To investigate attitudes of Irish dental practitioners, cardiologists and patients with cardiac lesions to the new NICE guideline for antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis and to determine the implications of this guideline for dental practice in Ireland.; Individually tailored anonymous postal questionnaires were sent to 500 dental practitioners, 54 cardiologists and 50 patients with a history of antibiotic prophylaxis usage before dental treatment.; Two hundred and ninety questionnaires were returned from dental practitioners (a response rate of 58%), 20 questionnaires were returned from cardiologists (a response rate of 37%) and 34 questionnaires were returned from patients (a response rate of 68%). Two thirds of patients surveyed would be concerned about the possible cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment and would require either verbal or written confirmation from a cardiologist. Among the dental practitioners surveyed a significant majority were not willing to implement the NICE guideline without further information from the patient general medical practitioner, cardiologist or an official Irish body.; To enable patient re-education regarding antibiotic prophylaxis, dental practitioners must keep abreast of changes to current guidelines and understand the rationale driving these changes. Difficulties arise for dental practitioners when there is no national statutory body endorsing such guidelines, particularly now that the guidelines in relation to antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry are so different.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Antibiotic Prophylaxis; Attitude of Health Personnel; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Clinical Governance; Dental Care for Chronically Ill; Dentist's Practice Patterns; Endocarditis, Bacterial; Humans; Ireland; Patient Satisfaction; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Questionnaires
ISSN:
1476-5373

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRíordáin, R Níen
dc.contributor.authorMcCreary, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-09T15:08:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-09T15:08:51Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-28-
dc.identifier.citationNICE guideline on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: attitudes to the guideline and implications for dental practice in Ireland. 2009, 206 (6):E11; discussion 320-1 Br Dent Jen
dc.identifier.issn1476-5373-
dc.identifier.pmid19329944-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.250-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124050-
dc.description.abstractTo investigate attitudes of Irish dental practitioners, cardiologists and patients with cardiac lesions to the new NICE guideline for antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis and to determine the implications of this guideline for dental practice in Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractIndividually tailored anonymous postal questionnaires were sent to 500 dental practitioners, 54 cardiologists and 50 patients with a history of antibiotic prophylaxis usage before dental treatment.-
dc.description.abstractTwo hundred and ninety questionnaires were returned from dental practitioners (a response rate of 58%), 20 questionnaires were returned from cardiologists (a response rate of 37%) and 34 questionnaires were returned from patients (a response rate of 68%). Two thirds of patients surveyed would be concerned about the possible cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment and would require either verbal or written confirmation from a cardiologist. Among the dental practitioners surveyed a significant majority were not willing to implement the NICE guideline without further information from the patient general medical practitioner, cardiologist or an official Irish body.-
dc.description.abstractTo enable patient re-education regarding antibiotic prophylaxis, dental practitioners must keep abreast of changes to current guidelines and understand the rationale driving these changes. Difficulties arise for dental practitioners when there is no national statutory body endorsing such guidelines, particularly now that the guidelines in relation to antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry are so different.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAntibiotic Prophylaxis-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshCardiology-
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases-
dc.subject.meshClinical Governance-
dc.subject.meshDental Care for Chronically Ill-
dc.subject.meshDentist's Practice Patterns-
dc.subject.meshEndocarditis, Bacterial-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleNICE guideline on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: attitudes to the guideline and implications for dental practice in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. richeal.niriordain@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalBritish dental journalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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