Selected Children With Complicated Acute Urinary Tract Infection May Be Treated With Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy at Home Directly From the Emergency Department
Barry T Scanlan, Laila F Ibrahim, Sandy M Hopper, Franz E Babl, Andrew Davidson, Penelope A Bryant
PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy offers the option of treating children requiring intravenous antibiotics for acute urinary tract infection (UTI)/pyelonephritis at home. We aimed to determine the outcomes of treating patients with UTI/pyelonephritis using outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy directly from the emergency department (ED) without admission to hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective study (August 2012-July 2016) of children with UTI/pyelonephritis treated with parenteral antibiotics via a peripheral cannula directly from ED to home under a hospital-in-the home (HITH) program. Data collection included demographics, clinical features, length of sta..View full abstract
The study was supported by the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, and P.A.B. is the recipient of a Murdoch Children's Research Institute Clinician Scientist Fellowship. The authors have no other funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.