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Cincinnati Children’s Recommends Oral Antibiotics to Treat Bone Infections in Kids

Cincinnati Children’s published a study in conjunction with another leading children’s hospital that urges doctors to use oral antibiotics rather than intravenous antibiotics to treat osteomyelitis in children.

“Complications that come with using (catheter) lines include blood clots and sepsis, (which) are quite serious,” said Dr. Samir Shah, director of hospital medicine at Cincinnati Children’s and co-author of a study published this month by the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. “We can avoid such complications by using oral antibiotics with excellent outcomes for children.”

The study, based on research involving 2,060 children at 36 pediatric hospitals, was led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Cincinnati Children’s.

Learn more about the study at Cincinnati Business Courier’s website.

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