• Short antibiotic course holds up against extended course for pediatric pneumonia

    14 days ago - By Healio

    An extended course of antibiotics showed no short-term clinical benefit for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia compared with a standard, shorter course, a study found.
    The study was conducted by researchers in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore and published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
    The researchers noted that high-level evidence was limited for antibiotic duration among children from First Nations and different at-risk populations who had been hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia .
    “Despite its large disease burden,
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