Table J.3Treatment

ItemValueSourceNotes
Weight of child (kg)20GDGThe implications of different weight is assessed using sensitivity analysis
Treatment duration (days)2GDG
Number of cannula insertions (benzylpenicillin)2GDGaBest Practice Guidelines suggest that peripheral IVs should be changed every 72 hours
Number of cannula insertions (cefotaxime)1GDGBest Practice Guidelines suggest that peripheral IVs should be changed every 72 hours
Number of cannula insertions (ceftriaxone)1GDGBest Practice Guidelines suggest that peripheral IVs should be changed every 72 hours
a

While the Best Practice Guidelines might suggest that only one cannula would be required for treatment of 2-day duration, the GDG felt that in practice, because of the number of doses, more than one cannula would be typically needed with benzylpenicillin

While the Best Practice Guidelines might suggest that only one cannula would be required for treatment of 2-day duration, the GDG felt that in practice, because of the number of doses, more than one cannula would be typically needed with benzylpenicillin

From: Appendix J, Cost effectiveness of antibiotics for treatment of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease

Cover of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia
Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia: Management of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children and Young People Younger than 16 Years in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 102.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010.
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