Special Issue "Antibiotics and Respiratory Tract Infections"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)
Dr. Kenny Kung
Division of Family Medicine, 4/F, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2252 8462
Fax: +852 2606 3500
Interests: respiratory tract infections; antibiotic use; doctor training; health services improvement
Respiratory tract infection continues to be one of the commonest conditions encountered in primary care. Despite the efforts made in many healthcare systems, inappropriate antibiotic prescription with ensuing resistance remains a global issue.
"Antibiotics" will be issuing a special issue focusing on antibiotic usage among patients with respiratory tract infections. We invite submissions of high quality research related to this topic. Priority will be given to trials that:
- advance the evidence-base for appropriate antibiotic use in the management of respiratory tract infections (particularly on humans)
- look into the factors leading to antibiotic resistance among respiratory pathogens
- look into the behavior of antibiotic use (clinician and patient perspective), including qualitative studies
Dr. Kenny Kung
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- respiratory tract infection
- antibiotic resistance
- antibiotic prescription
- prescribing behavior
Article: Efficacy and Safety of Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
Antibiotics 2013, 2(1), 1-10; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2010001
Received: 2 November 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 22 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (915 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Communication: Prescriber and Patient Responsibilities in Treatment of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections — Essential for Conservation of Antibiotics
Antibiotics 2013, 2(2), 316-327; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2020316
Received: 29 March 2013; in revised form: 16 May 2013 / Accepted: 24 May 2013 / Published: 4 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (365 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Antibiotics 2013, 2(3), 339-351; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2030339
Received: 2 April 2013; in revised form: 15 June 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (353 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: “How Do You Feel about Antibiotics for This?” A Qualitative Study of Physician Attitudes towards a Context-Rich Communication Skills Method
Antibiotics 2013, 2(3), 439-449; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2030439
Received: 26 June 2013; in revised form: 28 August 2013 / Accepted: 29 August 2013 / Published: 16 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (145 KB)
Article: Antibiotic Usage Prior and During Hospitalization for Clinical Severe Pneumonia in Children under Five Years of Age in Rabat, Morocco
Antibiotics 2013, 2(4), 450-464; doi:10.3390/antibiotics2040450
Received: 15 August 2013; in revised form: 10 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 26 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (510 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 2 April 2013