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HERRERO AGUIRRE, Hidelisa de la Caridad et al. Changes in the antimicrobials prescription used in a pediatric hospital. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.12, pp.1450-1458. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 32 children, treated with antimicrobials who were admitted in "Dr. Juan de la Cruz Martínez Maceira" Northern Teaching Children Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from July to December, 2013, aimed at identifying the changes in the prescription of these antimicrobials. It was found that most of these prescriptions were carried out in the 4-5 years patients that presented breathing infections, and the most isolated causal agent was the pneumococcus. Among the antibacterial drugs that were changed prevailed: penicillins, cephalosporins and macrolids, which were substituted due to the inadequate clinical course of those affected, as well as to the results of the antibiogram. Other variables, such as age, localization of the infection, as well as type and duration of the treatment didn't influence in the decision of the change

Keywords : child; pediatrics; antimicrobial prescription; antibacterial; secondary health care.

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