Samir S Shah

Summary

Affiliation: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Intravenous Versus Oral Antibiotics for Postdischarge Treatment of Complicated Pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Divisions of Hospital Medicine and
    Pediatrics 138:. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Macrolide therapy and outcomes in a multicenter cohort of children hospitalized with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:311-7. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Beta-lactam versus beta- lactam/macrolide therapy in pediatric outpatient pneumonia
    Lilliam Ambroggio
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pediatr Pulmonol 51:541-8. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus testing in infants 56 days or younger
    Maya Dewan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:824-30. 2010
  5. pmc Hospital outcomes associated with guideline-recommended antibiotic therapy for pediatric pneumonia
    Joanna Thomson
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    J Hosp Med 10:13-8. 2015
  6. pmc Prevalence of bacteremia in hospitalized pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Angela L Myers
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics and the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:736-40. 2013
  7. pmc Herpes simplex virus testing and hospital length of stay in neonates and young infants
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 156:738-43. 2010
  8. pmc Utilization of nebulized 3% saline in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis
    Todd A Florin
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Electronic address
    J Pediatr 166:1168-1174.e2. 2015
  9. pmc Comparative effectiveness of pleural drainage procedures for the treatment of complicated pneumonia in childhood
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Departments of Pediatrics and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:256-63. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Impact of bacterial meningitis-associated conditions on pediatric inpatient resource utilization
    Jillian Mongelluzzo
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:E1-7. 2010

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Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Intravenous Versus Oral Antibiotics for Postdischarge Treatment of Complicated Pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Divisions of Hospital Medicine and
    Pediatrics 138:. 2016
    ..Antibiotics administered via PICC, although effective, may result in serious complications. We compared the effectiveness and treatment-related complications of postdischarge antibiotics delivered by these 2 routes...
  2. doi request reprint Macrolide therapy and outcomes in a multicenter cohort of children hospitalized with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:311-7. 2012
    ..Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia in childhood. Few studies have addressed the association of antimicrobial treatment and outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Beta-lactam versus beta- lactam/macrolide therapy in pediatric outpatient pneumonia
    Lilliam Ambroggio
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pediatr Pulmonol 51:541-8. 2016
    ..The objective was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of beta-lactam monotherapy and beta- lactam/macrolide combination therapy in the outpatient management of children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  4. doi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus testing in infants 56 days or younger
    Maya Dewan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:824-30. 2010
    ..To determine whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) enterovirus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of febrile neonates is associated with a shorter hospital length of stay (LOS)...
  5. pmc Hospital outcomes associated with guideline-recommended antibiotic therapy for pediatric pneumonia
    Joanna Thomson
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    J Hosp Med 10:13-8. 2015
    ..However, clinical outcomes associated with adoption of this recommendation have not been studied...
  6. pmc Prevalence of bacteremia in hospitalized pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Angela L Myers
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics and the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:736-40. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Herpes simplex virus testing and hospital length of stay in neonates and young infants
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 156:738-43. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Utilization of nebulized 3% saline in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis
    Todd A Florin
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Electronic address
    J Pediatr 166:1168-1174.e2. 2015
    ..To describe utilization of 3% hypertonic saline (HTS) in hospitalized infants and to evaluate the association between HTS use and length of stay (LOS) in a real-world setting...
  9. pmc Comparative effectiveness of pleural drainage procedures for the treatment of complicated pneumonia in childhood
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Departments of Pediatrics and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:256-63. 2011
    ..To determine the comparative effectiveness of common pleural drainage procedures for treatment of pneumonia complicated by parapneumonic effusion (ie, complicated pneumonia)...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of bacterial meningitis-associated conditions on pediatric inpatient resource utilization
    Jillian Mongelluzzo
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:E1-7. 2010
    ..To define the epidemiology of systemic complications and focal infections associated with bacterial meningitis and quantify how the presence of such complications affects in-hospital healthcare resource utilization...
  11. pmc Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Outcomes of Children with Neurologic Impairment and Bacterial Pneumonia
    Joanna Thomson
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Electronic address
    J Pediatr 178:156-163.e1. 2016
    ..To assess hospital-level variability in diagnostic testing and outcomes for children with neurologic impairment hospitalized with pneumonia...
  12. pmc Association of White Blood Cell Count and C-Reactive Protein with Outcomes in Children Hospitalized for Community-acquired Pneumonia
    Derek J Williams
    From the Division of Hospital Medicine, The Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee The Children s Hospital Association, Overland Park, Kansas Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio Division of Hospital Medicine, Seattle Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington and Division of Hospital Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 34:792-3. 2015
    ..In multivariable analyses, CRP, but not white blood cell count, was significantly associated with both fever duration and hospital length of stay. For every 1mg/dL increase in CRP, length of stay increased by 1 hour. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the decision to test young infants for herpes simplex virus infection
    Daniela M Cohen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1156-8. 2007
    ..Recognized factors, such as mode of delivery, were not associated with HSV testing. The factors currently used by physicians in the decision to order this test do not best reflect the likelihood of HSV infection...
  14. doi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid enrichment broth cultures rarely contribute to the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases and the Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:318-20. 2012
    ..Enrichment broth cultures rarely contributed to the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis, and positive CSF enrichment broth cultures contributed to diagnostic uncertainty...
  15. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of cerebrospinal fluid gram stain in children with suspected bacterial meningitis
    Kate Brizzi
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:195-7. 2012
    ..1% (95% confidence interval, 29.8%-64.9%). The sensitivity was 95.2% for those with definite or probable meningitis. Antibiotic pretreatment did not affect results...
  16. pmc Adjunct corticosteroids in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Anna K Weiss
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Room 1526, North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e255-63. 2011
    ..To determine if systemic corticosteroid therapy is associated with improved outcomes for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  17. pmc Age-specific reference values for cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in neonates and young infants
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:22-7. 2011
    ..Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein values decline over the first few months of life as the infant's blood-CSF barrier matures. However, published studies differ in the reported rate, timing, and magnitude of this decline...
  18. pmc Defining cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count reference values in neonates and young infants
    Lori A Kestenbaum
    MSCE, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 1526 North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 125:257-64. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine accurate, age-specific reference values for CSF WBC counts in a large population of neonates and young infants...
  19. pmc Costs of treating children with complicated pneumonia: a comparison of primary video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and chest tube placement
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:71-7. 2010
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Variation in emergency department diagnostic testing and disposition outcomes in pneumonia
    Todd A Florin
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 132:237-44. 2013
    ....
  21. pmc Blood cultures in the emergency department evaluation of childhood pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:475-9. 2011
    ..Blood cultures are frequently obtained in the emergency department (ED) evaluation of children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  22. pmc Financial and Social Hardships in Families of Children with Medical Complexity
    Joanna Thomson
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Electronic address
    J Pediatr 172:187-193.e1. 2016
    ..To describe hardships experienced by families of children with medical complexity (CMC) and compare them with those experienced by families of children with asthma...
  23. doi request reprint Lung Ultrasonography: A Viable Alternative to Chest Radiography in Children with Suspected Pneumonia?
    Lilliam Ambroggio
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Electronic address
    J Pediatr 176:93-98.e7. 2016
    ..To determine the interrater reliability (IRR) of lung ultrasonography (LUS) and chest radiography (CXR) and evaluate the accuracy of LUS compared with CXR for detecting pediatric pneumonia compared with chest computed tomography (CT) scan...
  24. doi request reprint Discordant antibiotic therapy and length of stay in children hospitalized for urinary tract infection
    Karen E Jerardi
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:622-7. 2012
    ..Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common reason for pediatric hospitalizations...
  25. doi request reprint How long does it take to "rule out" bacteremia in children with central venous catheters?
    Samir S Shah
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 1526, North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:135-41. 2008
    ....
  26. pmc Delayed acyclovir therapy and death among neonates with herpes simplex virus infection
    Samir S Shah
    Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 128:1153-60. 2011
    ..To determine the association of delayed acyclovir therapy with death among neonates with herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection...
  27. pmc Ambulatory visit rates and antibiotic prescribing for children with pneumonia, 1994-2007
    Matthew P Kronman
    Abramson Research Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd, Room 1202F, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 127:411-8. 2011
    ..Although no pediatric CAP treatment guidelines are available, current data support narrow-spectrum antibiotics as the first-line treatment for most patients with CAP...
  28. doi request reprint Primary early thoracoscopy and reduction in length of hospital stay and additional procedures among children with complicated pneumonia: results of a multicenter retrospective cohort study
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:675-81. 2008
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Aspiration and Non-Aspiration Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children With Neurologic Impairment
    Joanna Thomson
    Divisions of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pediatrics 137:e20151612. 2016
    ..We sought to compare hospital management and outcomes of children with NI diagnosed with aspiration versus nonaspiration pneumonia...
  30. pmc Comparative Effectiveness of Beta-lactam Versus Macrolide Monotherapy in Children with Pneumonia Diagnosed in the Outpatient Setting
    Lilliam Ambroggio
    From the Division of Hospital Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Population Health, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio and Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 34:839-42. 2015
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the comparative clinical effectiveness of beta-lactam monotherapy and macrolide monotherapy in this population...
  31. pmc Variation in the management of infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis persists after the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics bronchiolitis guidelines
    Todd A Florin
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Electronic address
    J Pediatr 165:786-92.e1. 2014
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Impact of clinical history on chest radiograph interpretation
    Matthew Test
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:359-64. 2013
    ..The inclusion of clinical information may have unrecognized influence in the interpretation of diagnostic testing...
  33. pmc Quality improvement methods increase appropriate antibiotic prescribing for childhood pneumonia
    Lilliam Ambroggio
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1623-31. 2013
    ..Our objective was to evaluate if quality improvement (QI) methods could improve appropriate antibiotic prescribing in a setting without a formal antimicrobial stewardship program...
  34. doi request reprint Adjustment of cerebrospinal fluid protein for red blood cells in neonates and young infants
    Elizabeth M Hines
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:325-8. 2012
    ..To determine the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) red blood cell (RBC) count and CSF protein in neonates and young infants undergoing lumbar puncture...
  35. pmc Chest Radiographic Findings and Outcomes of Pneumonia Among Children in Botswana
    Matthew S Kelly
    From the Botswana UPenn Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana Division of Global Health, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Department of Epidemiology, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana Ministry of Health, Gaborone, Botswana and Division of Hospital Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 35:257-62. 2016
    ..Few studies examined whether chest radiographic findings predict outcomes of children with clinically suspected pneumonia in these settings...
  36. doi request reprint Testing a post-discharge nurse-led transitional home visit in acute care pediatrics: the Hospital-To-Home Outcomes (H2O) study protocol
    Heather L Tubbs-Cooley
    Research in Patient Services Division of Nursing and James M Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, USA
    J Adv Nurs 72:915-25. 2016
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  37. ncbi request reprint Routine cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus polymerase chain reaction testing reduces hospitalization and antibiotic use for infants 90 days of age or younger
    Rebecca L King
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 120:489-96. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Off-label drug use in hospitalized children
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:282-90. 2007
    ..To describe the magnitude of off-label drug use, to identify drugs most commonly used off-label, and to identify factors associated with off-label drug use in children hospitalized in the United States...
  39. doi request reprint Children's Hospital Characteristics and Readmission Metrics
    Katherine A Auger
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pediatrics . 2017
    ..We sought to determine whether applying different readmission metrics differentially affects hospital performance based on the characteristics of patients a hospital serves...
  40. pmc Geographic Variation in Hospitalization for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Across One County
    Andrew F Beck
    Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
    JAMA Pediatr 169:846-54. 2015
    ..Identifying geographic patterns in hospitalization rates across small geographic areas could be particularly relevant to targeted patient-level and population-level health care...
  41. pmc Pediatric severe sepsis in U.S. children's hospitals
    Fran Balamuth
    1Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2Division of Emergency Medicine and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 3Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 4Division of Critical Care, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 5Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 6Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 7Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 8Section of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO 9Division of Hospitalist Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 10Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 11Division of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 12Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 13Division of Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital Seattle, Seattle, WA 14Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 15:798-805. 2014
    ..To compare the prevalence, resource utilization, and mortality for pediatric severe sepsis identified using two established identification strategies...
  42. pmc Decline in varicella-related ambulatory visits and hospitalizations in the United States since routine immunization against varicella
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:199-204. 2010
    ..Widespread varicella vaccination has led to substantial decreases in varicella-related mortality and hospitalizations. The effect of the vaccine on ambulatory care utilization is poorly defined...
  43. pmc Intravenous immunoglobulin in children with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1369-76. 2009
    ..This study aims to describe the epidemiology of streptococcal TSS in children and to determine whether adjunctive therapy with IVIG is associated with improved outcomes...
  44. doi request reprint Sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with urinary tract infections
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 153:290-2. 2008
    ..Among patients with urinary tract infections and without traumatic lumbar punctures, sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis was uncommon (0%-8%, depending on the definition) in contrast to earlier studies reporting this association...
  45. doi request reprint Corticosteroids and mortality in children with bacterial meningitis
    Jillian Mongelluzzo
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 299:2048-55. 2008
    ..In adults, adjuvant corticosteroids significantly reduce mortality associated with bacterial meningitis; however, in children, studies reveal conflicting results...
  46. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of and risk factors for Acinetobacter species bloodstream infection in children
    Shana C Segal
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:920-6. 2007
    ..Acinetobacter species has emerged as an important cause of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) in adults. Little is known about development of Acinetobacter spp. BSI in children...