This study evaluates whether delay in the initiation of antimicrobial therapy for pediatric febrile urinary tract infections is associated with the occurrence and severity of renal scarring.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of discharge stewardship within antimicrobial stewardship programs.
This Viewpoint discusses the impact of sepsis on childhood mortality worldwide.
Tapiainen and colleagues aimed to determine whether the antimicrobial treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) reduces the duration of middle ear effusion.
Antimicrobial stewardship (AS) can prevent emergence of antibiotic resistance while improving patient outcomes and safety. Hyun et al review the literature for strategies to implement AS programs and identify barriers and challenges.
This study examines whether close follow-up with reexamination is needed for children with acute otitis media initially managed without antimicrobial agents who have symptomatic improvement during the first week.
This Viewpoint reports on the antimicrobial stewardship programs that have been created in many institutions in response to the overuse of antibiotics that has been implicated as a contributor to childhood morbidities such as asthma and obesity.
This cohort study evaluates the trend of antibiotic use in very low-birth-weight infants across Canada and the association between antibiotic use rates and mortality and morbidity among neonates without culture-proven sepsis or necrotizing enterocolitis.