Infectious Diseases Clinician's Variation in the Management of Pediatric Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia and Equipoise for Clinical Trials
Anita J Campbell, Steven YC Tong, Joshua S Davis, Alasdair PS Munro, Christopher C Blyth, Asha C Bowen
FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019
Background: Pediatric Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia is one of the leading causes of community-acquired blood-stream infection in the developed world; however, our understanding of management practices by treating clinicians is limited. Methods: The authors designed a web-based clinician survey with support from the Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Infectious Diseases group, of the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases. Clinicians were presented with three pediatric cases of varying severity. Antibiotic choice, durations of intravenous and oral therapy and research priorities for pediatric S. aureus bacteraemia trials were gauged. Results and Conclusion: Large variation in antib..View full abstract
The authors AC, AB, CB, JD, and ST receive awarded research scholarship funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.