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Oral antibiotics are as effective as intravenous antibiotics for postdischarge treatment of complicated pneumonia in children.

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In children, complicated pneumonia implies pneumonia infection that is associated with pleural effusion or empyema. The initial management involves use of parenteral broad spectrum antibiotics to cover the most common organisms; thoracotomy or chest tube insertion may be indicated if there is no response to antibiotic therapy, or if there is significant respiratory difficulty. Most national guidelines do not specify the preferred route of antibiotic therapy for post-discharge treatment of com...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/ebmed-2017-110707

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Evidence-Based Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
105
Publication date:
2017-06-01
Acceptance date:
2017-04-13
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EISSN:
1473-6810
ISSN:
1356-5524
Pmid:
28500063
Language:
English
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pubs:695738
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uuid:f9a2330b-7b0f-4a9b-bea1-1d47cd345cb5
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pubs:695738
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695738
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2018-03-27

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