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By Roberto Garay-Cabada Pediatrics , Fellow in pediatric Pulmonology
David A Talan, William R Mower, Anusha Krishnadasan, Fredrick M Abrahamian, Frank Lovecchio, David J Karras, Mark T Steele, Richard E Rothman, Rebecca Hoagland, Gregory J Moran
BACKGROUND: U.S. emergency department visits for cutaneous abscess have increased with the emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The role of antibiotics for patients with a drained abscess is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial at five U.S. emergency departments to determine whether trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (at doses of 320 mg and 1600 mg, respectively, twice daily, for 7 days) would be superior to placebo in outpatients older than 12 years of age who had an uncomplicated abscess that was being treated with drainage...
March 3, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
MaryAnn B Wilbur, Robert S Daum, Howard S Gold
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March 3, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Jeffery T Zobell, Andrea L Kemper, David C Young
Ceftazidime is the only anti-pseudomonal beta-lactam that has been reported to be administered by extended infusion in pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. A small pediatric pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic study has been published regarding the use of intermittent extended infusion doripenem in the treatment of an acute pulmonary exacerbation (APE) in pediatric CF patients; however, clinical use of intermittent extended infusion doripenem in pediatric CF patients has not been previously reported. We present three cases administering intermittent extended infusion doripenem in pediatric CF patients for the treatment of an APE in the case of replacing meropenem due to shortage...
March 2014: Pediatric Pulmonology
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