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Risk Factors for Community-Acquired UTI With ESBL-Producing E coli in Children

Antibiotic use within the previous 3 months and Middle Eastern ethnic background were risk factors for community-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in children treated at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, according to study results published in Infectious Diseases. In this single center retrospective study, researchers identified 111 cases…
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AAP Supports ACOG Recommendations to Prevent Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) recommendation for the use of universal antenatal microbiologic testing for detecting maternal group B streptococcal (GBS) colonization to facilitate appropriate administration of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, according to a clinical report recently published in Pediatrics.1 In addition, the report provides current…
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