This population epidemiology study describes the incidence and clinical characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in children in Australia and New Zealand between 2007 and 2012.
This study of febrile infants reports that a procalcitonin assay has better diagnostic accuracy than C-reactive protein measurement for detecting invasive bacterial infection.
This retrospective analysis reports that the incidence of IPD in NYC children younger than 5 years and, particularly, the incidence of IPD caused by serotype 19A decreased dramatically following the introduction of PCV13, with reductions among all age and racial/ethnic groups. This represents a significant achievement for public health immunization programs and underscores the importance of achieving high immunization coverage.
Biondi and colleagues aimed to determine the time to positivity of blood culture results in febrile infants admitted to a general inpatient unit.
Tamma et al determined whether definitive combination antibiotic therapy affects mortality and nephrotoxicity in pediatric patients with gram-negative bacteremia.