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Use of clinical syndromes to target antibiotic prescribing in seriously ill children in malaria endemic area: observational study.

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OBJECTIVES: To determine how well antibiotic treatment is targeted by simple clinical syndromes and to what extent drug resistance threatens affordable antibiotics. DESIGN: Observational study involving a priori definition of a hierarchy of syndromic indications for antibiotic therapy derived from World Health Organization integrated management of childhood illness and inpatient guidelines and application of these rules to a prospectively collected dataset. SETTING: Kilifi District Hospital,...

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10.1136/bmj.38408.471991.8f

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) More from this journal
Volume:
330
Issue:
7498
Pages:
995
Publication date:
2005-04-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Language:
English
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uuid:f7266eb5-44cf-4748-a957-7b6e7d2eeb43
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pubs:72516
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72516
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2012-12-19

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