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Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;58(6):834-8. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu013. Epub 2014 Jan 6.

Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children.

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Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

We examined the impact of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines that recommend ampicillin or amoxicillin for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Prescribing of ampicillin/amoxicillin increased following guideline publication, but remains low. Cephalosporin and macrolide prescribing decreased but remains common. Further studies exploring outcomes of and reasons for compliance with guidelines are warranted.

KEYWORDS:

antibiotics; community-acquired pneumonia; guidelines; pediatrics

PMID:
24399088
DOI:
10.1093/cid/ciu013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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