On February 12, 2018 the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada released 4 new recommendations of tests, treatments or procedures to question in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology:
- Don’t routinely use antibiotics other than amoxicillin in the treatment of children with presumed community-acquired pneumonia (in the outpatient setting).
- Don’t use a bag for collection of urine cultures to diagnosis urinary tract infections.
- Don’t routinely collect or process specimens for Clostridium difficile testing in infants less than one year of age with diarrhea.
- Don’t routinely treat uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis with prolonged intravenous therapy.
See Four Things Physicians and Patients Should Question in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology to view the full list, including a rationale and references for each recommendation.
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