Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11--15

Inclining trend of the researchers interest in antimicrobial stewardship: A systematic review


Nehad J Ahmad1, Abdullah U Althemery3, Abdul Haseeb2, Reham F Yusuf3, Azmi Ahmed Hassali4, Amer H Khan6 
1 Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Penang, Malaysia; Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
2 Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, Umm AlQura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
3 College of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
4 Discipline of Social Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Nehad J Ahmad
Mr. Nehad J. Ahmed, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj.
Saudi Arabia

Introduction: The implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) can improve the treatment of infections and can decrease the adverse events that result from antibiotics use. In the last decades, there is an increasing interest of the researchers in the implementation of ASPs. Materials and Methods: The articles published in different journals were retrieved by searching many research databases such as Cochrane library, Europe PMC, PubMed, and Web of Science; we searched these databases for all published articles till November 2018. Results and Discussion: The searching results using Cochrane library showed an increase in the number of randomized clinical trials that related to the keyword of “antimicrobial stewardship” specially in the last 5 years.Using Europe PMC, we found 6178 results. From these results, there are 3874 free full texts. In addition, there are 2132 original articles in PubMed and by searching Web of Science database till November 8 there are 3085 results.These results show that the number of trusted published articles was increased continuously; this shows the increasing interest of the researchers in ASPs. These researches will help health-care providers to use antibiotics appropriately and to overcome the barriers of implementing ASPs. Conclusion: The results of this study show that the researchers had high levels of interest in participating in research activities related to the appropriate use on antibiotics and the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs.


How to cite this article:
Ahmad NJ, Althemery AU, Haseeb A, Yusuf RF, Hassali AA, Khan AH. Inclining trend of the researchers interest in antimicrobial stewardship: A systematic review.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2020;12:11-15


How to cite this URL:
Ahmad NJ, Althemery AU, Haseeb A, Yusuf RF, Hassali AA, Khan AH. Inclining trend of the researchers interest in antimicrobial stewardship: A systematic review. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 3 ];12:11-15
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