Utilizing the electronic health record to construct antibiograms for previously healthy children with urinary tract infections

Yusuf Y. Chao*, Larry K. Kociolek, Xiaotian T. Zheng, Tonya Scardina, Sameer J. Patel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Traditional antibiograms can guide empiric antibiotic therapy, but they may miss differences in resistance across patient subpopulations. In this retrospective descriptive study, we constructed and validated antibiograms using International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes and other discrete data elements to define a cohort of previously healthy children with urinary tract infections. Our results demonstrate increased antibiotic susceptibility. This methodology may be modified to create other syndrome-specific antibiograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Early online dateOct 10 2018
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - Oct 10 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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