Use of Carbapenems, Polymyxins, and Tigecycline in United States Children's Hospitals, 2010-2014.

TitleUse of Carbapenems, Polymyxins, and Tigecycline in United States Children's Hospitals, 2010-2014.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsChiotos K, Ross RK, Han JH, Miller M, Gerber JS
JournalOpen Forum Infect Dis
Volume4
Issue2
Paginationofx039
Date Published2017 Spring
Abstract

We characterized use of the carbapenems, polymyxins, and tigecycline in United States children's hospitals between 2010 and 2014. We found substantial variability in use across hospitals and overall decreased use over time. Most polymyxin and tigecycline use occurred in cystic fibrosis patients, and appendectomy was a common indication for carbapenem therapy.

DOI10.1093/ofid/ofx039
Alternate JournalOpen Forum Infect Dis
PubMed ID28470018
PubMed Central IDPMC5407215