Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 18, issue 3, P513-531 2004 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.04.009 View full text
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Karen L Bowlware, Terrence Stull

Abstract: Antibiotics are among the most widely prescribed therapeutic agents in children. Several new trends in antibiotic usage for pediatric care have emerged. New mechanisms of antibacterial resistance have required a broader repertoire of antibiotic usage, including new agents directed at multidrug resistance. After promotion of judicious antibiotic use, there has been a decline in the number of pediatric prescriptions for antibiotics. Recent legislation addresses the necessity for pediatric clinical drug trials, e…

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