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A Study on Evaluation of Pediatric Infections Cases and Analysis of Prescription Practice for Management of Pediatric Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Gaddam Hemasree*, Y. Prapurna Chandra, P. Pratyusha Ande
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V&P), Muthukur (M), SPSR Nellore District – 524 346

A b s t r a c t
Transmission of microbes among children and between children and healthcare personnel is a frequent risk due to the very close contact that occurs during care of infants and young children. Traditionally, multi-bed rooms are crowded with children, parents, and healthcare personnel. Although there are insufficient data at this time to support a definitive recommendation for single-patient rooms in NICUs, there is increasing experience that suggests a benefit to reduce the risk of infection and to improve neurosensory development. The present study aimed to evaluate the pediatric infections and analysis of prescription practice for management of pediatric infections in a tertiary care hospital.  The prospective observational study was carried out for a period of 6 months. The study was conducted in Pediatrics department in a tertiary care hospital. A Total of 195 patients were enrolled in the study. In our study 5 years to 12 years age patients were more 69 (35.38 %) as compared to other ages. IV route of drug administration patients were more 104 (53.33%) as compared to other route of administered drugs. Four times daily frequency of antibiotics prescribed patients were more 85 (43.58%) as compared to other antibiotics frequencies. Macrolide drugs prescribed patients were more 34(17.43%) as compared to other prescribed drugs. Health care Interventions aimed at improving knowledge and training to staff in the issue of over prescription of antibiotics and in following a uniform prescription pattern designed by clinical regulatory authorities is highly advisable.
Keywords: Miglitol, assay, drug content, Korsmeyer equations, Carr’s index

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