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OBJECTIVE Inappropriate use of antibiotics is common in primary care, and effective interventions are needed to promote judicious antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of parent and clinician education on pediatric antibiotic prescribing and carriage of penicillin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine predictors of survival and functional outcome of pediatric patients requiring mechanical ventilation during therapy for acute bacterial meningitis. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) at a midwestern tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS Consecutive sample of 32 patients (median(More)
We conducted a prospective study of 50 consecutive cases of children with gastroenteritis and dehydration to assess the correlation of alterations in the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentration. Symptoms included 24 children with vomiting and 26 with vomiting and diarrhea. All children were estimably dehydrated-appearing on examination by traditionally used(More)
We reviewed 91 cases of pediatric Escherichia coli bacteremia during a 10-year period. Thirty one patients were afebrile; a significantly greater proportion of these patients were aged less than 1 month, had ampicillin-resistant E coli isolates, or had persistent bacteremia 24 hours after initiating antibiotic therapy. Infection was community acquired in 65(More)
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