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Do you know how antibiotics should be prescribed to children with a UTI?

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3 February, 2014

Article: Cochrane review: Antibiotics for lower urinary tract infection in children

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • Causes of urinary tract infections
  • How effective antibiotics are in treating urinary tract infections in children
  • Recommended best practice

 

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

This article could be referenced in essays about urinary tract infections or antibiotic use, whether the essay is about children or adults. It summarises a literature review on the usefulness of antibiotics in this type of infection, which would be particularly useful if you were researching antibiotic efficacy.

 

 

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article would be particularly useful for student nurses on the child branch. It may help you to understand why certain treatment decisions are made when a child has a urinary tract infection, and may help you make these decisions if you become a nurse prescriber.

 

 

STUDENT NT DECODER

Adherence
In this context, following medical advice.

Placebo
A medication or treatment that is known not to treat the disease, given without the patient (or the patient and the researcher) knowing whether they have taken the placebo or the actual drug.

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