Prescribing pattern of antibacterial agents: Prescribing pattern of antibacterial agents in hospitalized pediatric population

Prescribing pattern of antibacterial agents: Prescribing pattern of antibacterial agents in hospitalized pediatric population

von Hetalben Chaudahri, Kamal Modh, Pankajkumar Leuva
Taschenbuch - 9783845418063
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Beschreibung

To identify the pattern of drug utilization of antibacterial agents in prescriptions of the pediatrics patients. A prospective, observational, non-randomized, multi-centric study was carried out on 262 pediatric patients in Avani children hospital and Lions general hospital at Mehsana. A total of 262 patients(66.03%) males and (33.96%) females were enrolled. A large number of patients were prescribed (64.5%) two antibiotics followed by one antibiotic (17.93%), three antibiotics (15.64 %), four antibiotics were prescribed in (1.9%) of patients. A most prevalent indications for the use of ABDs were acute bronchitis (46%), fever-cough (32%), pneumonia (30%), convulsion (30%) diarrhoea (23%). All the ABDs were widely prescribed by brand name over generic name in the parenteral dosage form and cephalosporins (41.44%), aminoglycoside (32.75%), penicillin derivatives (17.81) were remained the prefer choice for pediatric patients.A wide spectrum of clinical disorder was noticed in the pediatric patients below 5 years. More number of ABDs were prescribed by parenteral route from NLEM-2011 list, showing good essentiality.

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Verlag LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Ersterscheinung Februar 2013
Maße 220 mm x 150 mm x 5 mm
Gewicht 136 Gramm
Format Taschenbuch
ISBN-13 9783845418063
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Seiten 80

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