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Scientists Call For New Children Penicillin Guidelines
2011-12-17 06:55:13

Scientists and clinicians are saying that there needs to be a review of penicillin dosing guidelines for children. Current guidelines for penicillin use in children have remained unchanged for nearly 50 years. A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that some children may not be receiving effective doses, which could potentially lead to failed treatment and contribute to antibiotic resistance. Oral penicillins account for about 4.5 million of the total 6 million...

2008-10-05 03:00:07

By Davies, Jill Hillman, Elizabeth Two local branch board members report on developing and running a study day on prescribing and the management of childhood eczema With the recently published National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on the management of atopic eczema in children1 and NMC Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribe(TM),2 this is an ideal time to update colleagues on prescribing for children with atopic eczema. As two health visitors...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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