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Drs. Rathore and Maraqa publish OPAT study

Published: November 29, 2010 By: Betty Poole
Mobeen H. Rathore, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)<br>
Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Mobeen H. Rathore, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.

Mobeen H. Rathore, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), CPE, FACPE, FIDSA, FAAP, professor and associate chair of the department of pediatrics and Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D., assistant professor in the division of pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville were recently published in the Advances in Pediatrics.

Drs. Rathore and Maraqa studied the current role of OPAT use in the care of children with infectious diseases. OPAT broadly refers to the parenteral administration of at least two doses of an antimicrobial to a patient on two different days without intervening hospitalization.

Advances in Pediatrics yearly identifies current areas of major progress and controversy and invites specialists to contribute original articles on these topics.

Maraqa NF, Rathore MH. Pediatric outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: an update. Adv Pediatr. 2010;57(1):219-45.

Mobeen H. Rathore, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.

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