Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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