Category Archive: Infectious Diseases

Jun 20 2018

Researchers Head to Botswana to Study Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Children

Eimear Kitt, MBBCh BAO

The tide of antibiotic resistance continues to rise worldwide, and it is taking Eimear Kitt, MBBCh BAO (Hons), a third-year fellow in Infectious Diseases, and her study team to Botswana in sub-Saharan Africa this summer to prospectively collect information on antibiotic use in hospitalized children. When they return to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and analyze their data, their findings will help to inform strategies to improve antibiotic stewardship in low- and middle-income settings.

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Nov 17 2015

Why Kids Need Bug Squashers: An Infectious Disease Q&A

Infectious_DiseasesPediatric infectious disease specialists, the doctors who specialize in wiping out microbial and other infections in children, are a dedicated bunch. These physicians work at the front lines of diseases new and old, as well as protecting against complications from other medical interventions.

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Jun 18 2013

Antibiotic Education Improves Prescription Practices

antibioticA recent study of an “antimicrobial stewardship” program by Children’s Hospital researchers found that offering pediatricians education, and auditing their prescription patterns, can encourage them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections.

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