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SMART-COP: a tool for predicting the need for intensive respiratory or vasopressor support in community-acquired pneumonia.
BACKGROUND Existing severity assessment tools, such as the pneumonia severity index (PSI) and CURB-65 (tool based on confusion, urea level, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and age >or=65 years),Expand
The etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in Australia: why penicillin plus doxycycline or a macrolide is the most appropriate therapy.
BACKGROUND Available data on the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Australia are very limited. Local treatment guidelines promote the use of combination therapy with agents such asExpand
Three successful interventions in health care workers that improve compliance with hand hygiene: is sustained replication possible?
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene (HH) compliance by health care workers has been universally disappointing. Two major programs (Washington and Geneva) have demonstrated interventions that induce sustainedExpand
An Open Label, Randomised, Crossover, Comparative Study of Infusion Site Tolerability in Healthy Volunteers
SummaryThis was an open label, randomised, crossover study to assess the infusion site tolerability of a 3-day regimen of fleroxacin (400mg once daily) compared with ciprofloxacin (200mg every 12Expand
OBJECTIVE: To determine the comparative virulence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillinsensitive S aureus (MSSA) by consideration of predisposing factors and outcomesExpand