The Use of Colistin in Critically Ill Children in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Karbuz A., Ozdemir H., Yaman A., Kocabas B. A. , Odek Ç. , Guriz H., ...More

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.33, no.1, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000117
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL

Abstract

Background: Colistin is active against most multidrug-resistant, aerobic Gram-negative bacteria. Because of the reported nephrotoxicity during the first years of use of colistin, there were concerns of its use in pediatrics where there was limited experience The aim of this study is to document the clinical characteristics and outcomes of use of colistin in pediatric patients at a pediatric intensive care unit in Turkey.