Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infectious diseases in the pediatric population and represents a major cause of antibiotic consumption and hospitalization in children. Considering the ongoing controversies on the management of pediatric UTI and the challenges due to increasing antimicrobial resistance, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the level of agreement on UTI management in pediatric age in Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy, and to assess on the basis of recent studies whether there is the need to change current recommendations used by primary care pediatricians, hospital pediatricians, and pediatric surgeons in everyday clinical practice to possibly improve outcomes. This consensus provides clear and shared indications on UTI management in pediatric age, based on the most updated literature. This work represents, in our opinion, the most complete and up-to-date collection of statements on procedures to follow for pediatric UTI, in order to guide physicians in the management of the patient, standardize approaches, and avoid abuse and misuse of antibiotics. Undoubtedly, more randomized and controlled trials are needed in the pediatric population to better define the best therapeutic management in cases with antimicrobial resistance and real usefulness of long-term antibiotic prophylaxis.

Management of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections: A Delphi Study / Autore, G.; Bernardi, L.; La Scola, C.; Ghidini, F.; Marchetti, F.; Pasini, A.; Pierantoni, L.; Castellini, C.; Gatti, C.; Malaventura, C.; Pelusi, G.; Antodaro, F.; Bergomi, A.; Mazzini, F.; Parente, G.; Pillon, R.; Cusenza, F.; Biasucci, G.; De Fanti, A.; Iughetti, L.; Perrone, S.; Pession, A.; Lima, M.; Esposito, S.. - In: ANTIBIOTICS. - ISSN 2079-6382. - 11:(2022), pp. N/A-N/A. [10.3390/antibiotics11081122]

Management of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections: A Delphi Study

Biasucci G.;Iughetti L.;Perrone S.;Esposito S.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infectious diseases in the pediatric population and represents a major cause of antibiotic consumption and hospitalization in children. Considering the ongoing controversies on the management of pediatric UTI and the challenges due to increasing antimicrobial resistance, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the level of agreement on UTI management in pediatric age in Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy, and to assess on the basis of recent studies whether there is the need to change current recommendations used by primary care pediatricians, hospital pediatricians, and pediatric surgeons in everyday clinical practice to possibly improve outcomes. This consensus provides clear and shared indications on UTI management in pediatric age, based on the most updated literature. This work represents, in our opinion, the most complete and up-to-date collection of statements on procedures to follow for pediatric UTI, in order to guide physicians in the management of the patient, standardize approaches, and avoid abuse and misuse of antibiotics. Undoubtedly, more randomized and controlled trials are needed in the pediatric population to better define the best therapeutic management in cases with antimicrobial resistance and real usefulness of long-term antibiotic prophylaxis.
Management of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections: A Delphi Study / Autore, G.; Bernardi, L.; La Scola, C.; Ghidini, F.; Marchetti, F.; Pasini, A.; Pierantoni, L.; Castellini, C.; Gatti, C.; Malaventura, C.; Pelusi, G.; Antodaro, F.; Bergomi, A.; Mazzini, F.; Parente, G.; Pillon, R.; Cusenza, F.; Biasucci, G.; De Fanti, A.; Iughetti, L.; Perrone, S.; Pession, A.; Lima, M.; Esposito, S.. - In: ANTIBIOTICS. - ISSN 2079-6382. - 11:(2022), pp. N/A-N/A. [10.3390/antibiotics11081122]
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