Peter Zarb

Summary

Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi Identification of targets for quality improvement in antimicrobial prescribing: the web-based ESAC Point Prevalence Survey 2009
    Peter Zarb
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:443-9. 2011
  2. ncbi Drug utilization 75% (DU75%) in 17 European hospitals (2000-2005): results from the ESAC-2 Hospital Care Sub Project
    Peter Zarb
    European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption, University of Antwerp, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Antwerp, Belgium
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 6:62-70. 2011
  3. doi Antimicrobial prescribing in hospitalized adults stratified by age: data from the ESAC point-prevalence surveys
    Peter Zarb
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Drugs Aging 29:53-62. 2012
  4. doi Antibiotic consumption as a driver for resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli within a developing region
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Am J Infect Control 38:212-6. 2010
  5. ncbi Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance and Control in the Mediterranean region: report of the ARMed Consensus Conference
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    J Infect Dev Ctries 3:654-9. 2009
  6. doi European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): value of a point-prevalence survey of antimicrobial use across Europe
    Peter Zarb
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Drugs 71:745-55. 2011
  7. doi Antibiotic consumption in southern and eastern Mediterranean hospitals: results from the ARMed project
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:830-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi Identification of targets for quality improvement in antimicrobial prescribing: the web-based ESAC Point Prevalence Survey 2009
    Peter Zarb
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:443-9. 2011
    ..The main objective of this study was to identify and assess targets for quality improvement...
  2. ncbi Drug utilization 75% (DU75%) in 17 European hospitals (2000-2005): results from the ESAC-2 Hospital Care Sub Project
    Peter Zarb
    European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption, University of Antwerp, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Antwerp, Belgium
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 6:62-70. 2011
    ..The number of drugs within DU75% was identified as another quality indicator. Thus, aspiring to decrease the consumption of overused drug classes should be set by the hospitals as a quality indicator on prescribing patterns...
  3. doi Antimicrobial prescribing in hospitalized adults stratified by age: data from the ESAC point-prevalence surveys
    Peter Zarb
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Drugs Aging 29:53-62. 2012
    ..Dosing decisions should take into consideration the reduced lean body mass and declining renal function in this age group...
  4. doi Antibiotic consumption as a driver for resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli within a developing region
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Am J Infect Control 38:212-6. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance and Control in the Mediterranean region: report of the ARMed Consensus Conference
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    J Infect Dev Ctries 3:654-9. 2009
    ..The recommendations also made it clear that ownership of the problem needs to be improved throughout the region and that resources, both financial as well as human, must be allocated by the respective policy makers in order to combat it...
  6. doi European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): value of a point-prevalence survey of antimicrobial use across Europe
    Peter Zarb
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Drugs 71:745-55. 2011
    ..WebPPS will also be made available for non-commercial use to third parties. Interest has been shown from three continents outside Europe, namely North America, Australia and Africa...
  7. doi Antibiotic consumption in southern and eastern Mediterranean hospitals: results from the ARMed project
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:830-6. 2008
    ..Hospitals are therefore being encouraged to undertake surveillance and benchmarking of antimicrobial consumption patterns with a view to identify and rectify possible evidence of overuse or misuse...