[Evidence-based anti-infective program "ABx" - Online-program for anti-infective therapy broadens functions for local adaptations]

Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2009 Jul;44(7-8):500-1. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1237103. Epub 2009 Jul 23.
[Article in German]


National and international evidence based recommendations for anti-infective therapies in the intensive care unit are difficult to implement into daily clinical work. However, adequate and early applications of anti-infective therapies are important outcome factors for the clinical course of severe infections. With support of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and the Association of German Anaesthesiologists (DGAI/BDA) a web based anti-infective program was developed to address these issues. The program includes interdisciplinary consented evidence based algorithms to help with immediate diagnostics and initial anti-infective therapies. Currently, with the title "ABx local" a subproject is launched to broaden program functions. It unifies current evidence based recommendations and local internal standards or comments on one platform to achieve priority of therapy options e.g. based on resistance patterns.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Bacterial Infections / therapy*
  • Critical Care / methods
  • Decision Support Systems, Management*
  • Decision Support Techniques*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods
  • Internet*
  • Online Systems
  • Software*
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted / methods*