Source:

Kyler
KE
,
Lee
BR
,
Glynn
EF
, et al
.
Clinical outcome and antibiotic dosing differences by weight in children with acute osteomyelitis
.
Hosp Pediatr
.
2021
;
11
(
10
):
1112
-
1120
; doi:
https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2021-005890

Investigators from multiple institutions conducted a retrospective study to compare outcomes in children with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO) who had healthy weights or were overweight or obese and evaluate antibiotic dosing variability by weight category. For the study, they abstracted data from the Cerner Health Facts database, which includes diagnostic and procedure codes, demographic information, inpatient medication orders, length of hospital stay (LOS), and anthropometric measurements on patient encounters from 684 health care facilities in the US. Study participants were children 2–17 years old with a primary diagnosis of AHO (based on ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes), hospitalized between 2010 and 2017. Children were categorized as healthy...

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