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Use of Antibiotics Reserved for Resistant Gram-Negative Infections at Freestanding U.S. Children’s Hospitals from 2004 to 2014

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 May 2016

Monika Jelic
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Amanda L. Adler
Affiliation:
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Arianna Miles-Jay
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Scott J. Weissman
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Matthew P. Kronman
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Danielle M. Zerr
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Corresponding

Abstract

We used the Pediatric Health Information System database to assess the use of antibiotics reserved for the treatment of resistant Gram-negative infections in children from 2004 to 2014. Overall, use of these agents increased in children from 2004 to 2007 and subsequently decreased.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016:37:967–970

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