Affiliation: Rovira i Virgili University
- Bjerrum L, Munck A, Gahrn Hansen B, Hansen M, Jarbol D, Cordoba G, et al. Health Alliance for prudent antibiotic prescribing in patients with respiratory tract infections (HAPPY AUDIT) -impact of a non-randomised multifaceted intervention programme. BMC Fam Pract. 2011;12:52 pubmed publisher..The pragmatic before-after design used may suffer from some limitations and the reduction in antibiotic prescribing could be influenced by factors not related to the intervention. ..
- Llor C, Hernandez S. [Infectious disease in primary care: 1-year prospective study]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2010;28:222-6 pubmed publisher..Infectious diseases account for one third of the visits to a general practitioner and half of these cases correspond to respiratory tract infections. There is a seasonal variation in infections, mainly for respiratory infections. ..
- Llor C, Cots J, Hernandez S, Ortega J, Arranz J, Monedero M, et al. Effectiveness of two types of intervention on antibiotic prescribing in respiratory tract infections in Primary Care in Spain. Happy Audit Study. Aten Primaria. 2014;46:492-500 pubmed publisher..Active participation of GPs with the performance of point-of-care tests in the clinic is accompanied by a drastic reduction of antibiotic use in RTIs, primarily in infections considered as mainly viral. ..
- Cordoba G, Siersma V, Lopez Valcarcel B, Bjerrum L, Llor C, Aabenhus R, et al. Prescribing style and variation in antibiotic prescriptions for sore throat: cross-sectional study across six countries. BMC Fam Pract. 2015;16:7 pubmed publisher....
- Anthierens S, Tonkin Crine S, Douglas E, Fernandez Vandellos P, Krawczyk J, Llor C, et al. General practitioners' views on the acceptability and applicability of a web-based intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in multiple European countries: a qualitative study prior to a randomised trial. BMC Fam Pract. 2012;13:101 pubmed publisher..We explored GPs' views on the initial version of INTRO to test acceptability and potentially increase applicability for use in multiple countries before the start of a randomised trial...
- Madurell J, Balagué M, Gomez M, Cots J, Llor C. Impact of rapid antigen detection testing on antibiotic prescription in acute pharyngitis in adults. FARINGOCAT STUDY: a multicentric randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract. 2010;11:25 pubmed publisher..The implementation of RADT would allow a more rational use of antibiotics and would prevent adverse effects of antibiotics, emergence of antibiotic resistance and the growth of inefficient health expenses. ..
- Llor C, Cots J, Gonzalez Lopez Valcarcel B, Alcántara J, García G, Arranz J, et al. Effect of two interventions on reducing antibiotic prescription in pharyngitis in primary care. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011;66:210-5 pubmed publisher..23 (95% CI 0.11-0.47) in the full intervention group. intervention was beneficial for reducing the prescription of antibiotics, but was only statistically significant when the GPs were provided with RADTs. ..
- Llor C, Madurell J, Balagué Corbella M, Gomez M, Cots J. Impact on antibiotic prescription of rapid antigen detection testing in acute pharyngitis in adults: a randomised clinical trial. Br J Gen Pract. 2011;61:e244-51 pubmed publisher..This strategy has an important impact on reducing antibiotic prescription among adults with acute pharyngitis. ..
- Llor C, Bjerrum L, Arranz J, García G, Cots J, Gonzalez Lopez Valcarcel B, et al. C-reactive protein testing in patients with acute rhinosinusitis leads to a reduction in antibiotic use. Fam Pract. 2012;29:653-8 pubmed publisher..To evaluate the effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) testing on the antibiotic prescribing in patients with acute rhinosinusitis...
- Llor C, Hernandez S, Bayona C, Moragas A, Sierra N, Hernandez M, et al. A study of adherence to antibiotic treatment in ambulatory respiratory infections. Int J Infect Dis. 2013;17:e168-72 pubmed publisher..2%. Outpatients with respiratory infections treated with antibiotics showed poor adherence outcomes. Self-reported adherence was remarkably higher than that observed with the use of MEMS and failed to predict true patient adherence. ..
- Llor C, Sierra N, Hernandez S, Bayona C, Hernandez M, Moragas A, et al. [Compliance rate of antibiotic therapy in patients with acute pharyngitis is very low, mainly when thrice-daily antibiotics are given]. Rev Esp Quimioter. 2009;22:20-4 pubmed..i.d antibiotic regimens. This may lead to storage of antibiotics and subsequent self-medication. New strategies addressed to improve drug-compliance with antibiotics among outpatients are therefore necessary. ..
- Llor C, Cots J. The sale of antibiotics without prescription in pharmacies in Catalonia, Spain. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48:1345-9 pubmed publisher..This should be taken into account by countries that are currently considering the possibility of making some antibiotics available over the counter. ..
- Llor C, Calviño O, Hernandez S, Crispi S, Perez Bauer M, Fernandez Y, et al. Repetition of the rapid antigen test in initially negative supposed streptococcal pharyngitis is not necessary in adults. Int J Clin Pract. 2009;63:1340-4 pubmed publisher..4%, 91.6%, 79.1% and 98.7% respectively. The negative predictive value achieved with the RADT determination was very high. Repetition of the test only slightly improved this percentage, making repetition of this test unnecessary. ..
- Llor C, Bjerrum L, Strandberg E, Radzeviciene R, Reutskiy A, Caballero L. Low Request of Antibiotics from Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections in Six Countries: Results from the Happy Audit Study. Antibiotics (Basel). 2013;2:477-84 pubmed publisher..Furthermore, there were considerable differences between countries, suggesting that the different backgrounds and traditions largely explain this variability in patients' requests for antibiotics. ..