Category Archive: Division of Infectious Diseases

May 05 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-guideline-curbs-overuse-of-antibiotics-for-tonsillectomies/

Dec 10 2014

Prevention Bundle Reduces Hospital-acquired Infection in Pediatrics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is striving to improve care after they determined the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) at CHOP was significantly higher than the national average in 2010.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/prevention-bundle-reduces-hospital-acquired-infection-pediatrics/

May 12 2014

PCORI-Funded Study to Compare Broad, Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, recently received an approximately $1.8 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of broad and narrow-spectrum antibiotics in treating acute respiratory infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/pcori-funded-study-compare-broad-narrow-spectrum-antibiotics/