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Pediatric Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship: Minimizing Antibiotic Duration

Pediatric Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship: Minimizing Antibiotic Duration

Hear from experts on when to prescribe short course antibiotic therapy in pediatric populations for a variety of common infections.

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UTI Rate Drops in Infants on Long IV Therapy Without Increase in Readmission

UTI Rate Drops in Infants on Long IV Therapy Without Increase in Readmission

Rate of infants with a UTI who received 4 or more days of intravenous antibiotics decreased from 2005 to 2015.

Rates of Infection in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treated With Biologic Therapy

Rates of Infection in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treated With Biologic Therapy

Researchers examine serious infection risk factors in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis receiving biologic therapy.

Osteomyelitis in Children More Common in the Summer, Spring

Osteomyelitis in Children More Common in the Summer, Spring

Study assessed the effects of weather trends on the occurrence and severity of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in affected children.

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Maternal, Infant Outcomes

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Maternal, Infant Outcomes

Inadvertent administration of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine during periconception or pregnancy was not associated with additional risk to mothers and their infants.

Acute Otitis Media Epidemiology Changed With Pneumococcal Vaccines

Acute Otitis Media Epidemiology Changed With Pneumococcal Vaccines

Since the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines, the epidemiology of acute otitis media has changed considerably.

Measles Outbreak Linked to Community With Low MMR Vaccination Rates

Measles Outbreak Linked to Community With Low MMR Vaccination Rates

An outbreak of measles has been identified in Minnesota.

Bacteremia in Infant Linked to Maternal Ingestion of Placenta Capsules

Bacteremia in Infant Linked to Maternal Ingestion of Placenta Capsules

A case study published by the CDC highlights the possible danger of maternal placenta capsule ingestion.

Probiotic Supplements Do Not Protect Infants Against Infections

Probiotic Supplements Do Not Protect Infants Against Infections

Probiotics do not appear to lower infant's risk against infections.

Streptococcal Throat Infection May Increase Risk of Mental Disorders

Streptococcal Throat Infection May Increase Risk of Mental Disorders

Individuals with streptococcal throat infection have increased risks of mental disorders.

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.

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