TABLE 5.

Clinical Course of UTI Episodes Treated at the DTC (Total N = 178)

VariableResults
No. of visits at DTC, mean (SD)3.5 (0.9)
Full parental compliance with scheduled visits, no. (%)176 (98.9)
Overall compliance with protocol guidelines for IV antibiotic administration and cessation within DTC, no. (%)155 (87.1)
    Choice of antibiotics adequate171 (96.1)
    Antibiotic dose adequate172 (96.6)
    Antibiotic stopped after 24 h without fever167 (93.8)
    Antibiotics stopped once antibiotic susceptibility of isolate known174 (97.8)
Duration of IV antibiotic therapy at DTC, d, mean (SD)1.9 (0.9)
Fever duration after initiation of antibiotic therapy, no. (%)
    24–47 h54 (30.3)
    48–71 h23 (12.9)
    72–95 h8 (4.5)
    ≥96 h1 (0.6)
Hospitalization in course of treatment at DTC, no. (%)4 (2.2)
Hospitalization after discharge from DTC, within 14 d after treatment initiation, no. (%)0
Successful treatment at DTC, no. (%)172 (96.6)