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Chest. 2004 May;125(5):1913-9.

Empiric therapy of community-acquired pneumonia: guidelines for the perplexed?

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  • Infectious Disease Division, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.

Abstract

This article discusses the key clinical aspects of empiric therapy of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Antibiotic selection, severity of CAP, single vs multiple pathogens, pharmacokinetic considerations, antibiotic resistance, i.v. vs oral antibiotic therapy for CAP, oral therapy for non-ICU hospitalized patients with CAP, beta-lactams, macrolides, ketolides, doxycycline, respiratory quinolones, and pharmacoeconomic implications are discussed.

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15136407
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