Half of children with reported penicillin allergy symptoms are not truly allergicParents of children who visit a pediatric emergency department often report that their child has an allergy to penicillin, which can lead to treatment with a less than optimal antibiotic.
Reviewing anterior segment ARVO 2017 postersSo much basic science research is presented at this meeting, and most of it will be years before it makes its way to clinical trials. Let’s concentrate on research that might be of use to us in the exam room very soon.
Allergy questionnaire helps determine true penicillin allergy in childrenAlthough penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported medication allergy in children, the true incidence of this allergy in children is low with data suggesting that the large numbers of adverse drug reactions reported by parents as signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash or diarrhea associated with antibiotics, may not be consistent with a true allergic reaction.
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Resurgence of penicillin-susceptible isolatesWatch as Regis Kowalski, Executive Director, The Charles T. Campbell Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, explains how newly discovered resurgent isolates may affect clinical practice.
Patients who think they are allergic to penicillin probably are notMany people who report an allergy to penicillin actually are not allergic to penicillin, according to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, in Atlanta.
Childhood obesity risk: What role for antibiotics?Babies who receive repeated doses of certain antibiotics between birth and 23 months of age have a higher risk of developing obesity in early childhood than babies who don’t, a 12-year study reveals.
Penicillin ‘allergy’ label at hospital admission can lead to longer hospital staysA penicillin "allergy" label adversely affects the quantity and quality of healthcare in hospitalized patients, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The penicillin allergy label is the most common drug "allergy" listed in medical records during hospital admissions.
Penicillin as effective as “big gun” antibiotics for treating less-severe childhood pneumoniaChildren hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes, including length of stay and costs, regardless of whether they are treated with “big gun” antibiotics such as ceftriaxone or cefotaxime or more narrowly focused antibiotics such as ampicillin or penicillin, according to a Vanderbilt study published in Pediatrics.