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May 29 2015

Filling Prescriptions After Asthma Hospitalization Reduces Readmissions

AsthmaThe Journal of Pediatrics shows just over 50 percent of a large cohort of pediatric asthma, patients filled beta agonist and oral steroid prescriptions after being hospitalized, and fewer than 40 percent filled inhaled steroid prescriptions.

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May 12 2014

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

antibioticsJeffrey 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.

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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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