Impact of Enteroviral Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing on Length of Stay for Infants 60 Days Old or Younger

Aronson, P. L.; Lyons, T. W.; Cruz, A. T.; Freedman, S. B.; Okada, P. J.; Fleming, A. H.; Arms, J. L.; Thompson, A. D.; Schmidt, S. M.; Louie, J.; Alfonzo, M. J.; Monuteaux, M. C.; Nigrovic, L. E.

J Pediatr. 2017 Jul 15; 189:169-174 e2

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of a cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performance on hospital length of stay (LOS) in a large multicenter cohort of infants undergoing evaluation for central nervous system infection. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a planned secondary analysis of a retrospective cohort of hospitalized infants

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