TITLE

Treatment of community-acquired pneumonia

AUTHOR(S)
Low, Donald E.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/2/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p1245
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the study by Vardakas and colleagues on the meta-analysis of treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia. He contends that the study did not establish the effective outcome of using β lactam and macrolide antibiotics. He also contests that the antibiotic resistance pattern is limited to 13 trials. He suggests that previous exposure to a specific antimicrobial in the past 3 months or resistance that exceeds 25% must lead to alternative antibiotics.
ACCESSION #
35415220

 

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