Pardee UNC Health Care’s Antibiotic Stewardship Team Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal
Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that its Antibiotic Stewardship team was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. Their research, “Successful Treatment of Olecranon Bursitis Caused by Trueperella bernardiae: Importance of Environmental Exposure and Pathogen Identification,” was published in the September 2018 edition. It was the group’s first publication, and was a partnership with the Radiology department and the Wingate School of Pharmacy. The paper represented the first reported case of olecranon bursitis secondary to T. bernadiae infection, and emphasized the advantages of more rapid, modern bacterial identification methodologies to direct therapy for these and many other infections.
“It is an honor for our work to be published in a peer-reviewed journal like Case Reports in Infectious Diseases,” said Chris Parsons, M.D., an infectious disease physician at the Pardee Center for Infectious Disease. “Our research was truly a team approach with Pardee’s Radiology department and the Wingate University School of Pharmacy. We look forward to continued research and multidisciplinary collaboration to enhance and support patient care.”
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases is an open-access journal, and the full text is available free of charge by visiting www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30254773.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, three urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.