Acute otitis media, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, and community-acquired pneumonia are major drivers of pediatric antibiotic consumption. With many available options and the added challenges of navigating antibiotic allergies and de-escalating from intravenous treatment for children requiring hospitalization, prescribing for these relatively simple infections can be a source of confusion and error. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of antibiotics commonly prescribed for these disease states, and to specifically compare antipneumococcal activity between oral beta-lactams.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Health Care|
|State||Published - May 1 2020|