The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness and rates of adverse outcomes of postdischarge antibiotic therapy administered orally versus through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in children hospitalized for acute osteomyelitis, complicated pneumonia, or perforated appendicitis.

Project page: For Children Discharged after Hospitalization for Serious Bacterial Infections, Are Orally Administered Antibiotics as Effective as Antibiotics Given Intravenously through a PICC?
Principal Investigator: Ron Keren, MD, MPH
Organization: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Original Project Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Intravenous vs. Oral Antibiotic Therapy for Serious Bacterial Infections
HSRProj: 20143337
ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02311452

To cite this document, please use: Keren R, Localio R, Rangel Set al. 2018. For Children Discharged after Hospitalization for Serious Bacterial Infections, Are Orally Administered Antibiotics as Effective as Antibiotics Given Intravenously through a PICC? Washington, DC: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). https://doi.org/10.25302/11.2018.CER.526

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