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For those children diagnosed with PANDAS, there is some evidence that prophylactic antibiotics may play a role in preventing the development of strep infections and therefore the worsening of symptoms. However, there are side effects associated with daily antibiotic treatment, including diarrhea and the development of antibiotic resistance . More studies need to be performed to be sure that the preventive treatment is truly effective. Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids has not shown to be effective in preventing PANDAS and is thus not recommended.
Use of an AED requires bystander assistance. The bystander operates the AED by applying the electrodes to the patient and following instructions.
In contrast, the WCD requires no bystander intervention. The WCD protects patients when they are alone or sleeping. The WCD provides constant monitoring, immediate protection, and offers peace of mind for patients. In addition, the WCD offers peace of mind for family members who may worry about awaiting EMS personnel arrival or having to resuscitate a loved one themselves. (See downloadable PDF at end of page.)