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Treatment and prophylaxis in pediatric urinary tract infection.
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PMID:  21448397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common serious bacterial infection in early life. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment prevent complications such as hypertension, proteinuria and end stage renal disease. A computerized search of MEDLINE, Embase and other databases was done to find the latest results about the treatment and prevention in pediatric UTI. Randomized control trials, systematic reviews and original articles were assessed. Search terms were "UTI, treatment, prophylaxis, prevention, and children". All children with complicated or simple UTI were included in our search study from neonatal period to late childhood and medical aspects of treatment were reviewed. Recently, treatment approaches have been changed by simplification of drug administration. Oral treatment is recommended especially in older infants and children instead of strict intravenous treatment and patient admission. In addition, prophylactic treatment becomes easier and limited to certain cases. In this article, we review the recent information and approaches in this setting.
Authors:
Azar Nickavar; Kambiz Sotoudeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2008-8213     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-30     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101535380     Medline TA:  Int J Prev Med     Country:  Iran    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tehran University Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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