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Chest. 1988 Aug;94(2 Suppl):140S-145S.

Antimicrobial therapy against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Pseudomonas cepacia.

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Brompton Hospital, London, England.


The aims of antimicrobial therapy extend beyond short-term bacterial killing to long-term maintenance of weight and lung function. A review of antimicrobial drug trials shows that empiricism is still ahead of science and more studies are needed both to justify current practice and to make future changes logical.

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