Anna C Sick

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BACKGROUND Empirical combination antibiotic regimens consisting of a β-lactam and an aminoglycoside are frequently employed in the pediatric population. Data to demonstrate the comparative benefit of empirical β-lactam combination therapy relative to monotherapy for culture-proven Gram-negative bacteremia are lacking in the pediatric population. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate an internet-based preapproval antimicrobial stewardship program for sustained reduction in antimicrobial prescribing and resulting cost savings. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study and cost analysis. METHODS Review of all doses and charges of antimicrobials dispensed to patients over 6 years (July 1, 2005-June 30, 2011) at a tertiary(More)
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