Tomás Reyes B

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BACKGROUND The clinical usefulness of blood cultures in the management of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is controversial. AIM To determine clinical predictors of bacteremia in a cohort of adult patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective cohort of 605 immunocompetent adult(More)
Treatment for community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults is mainly empirical. Beta-lactam antibiotics have been traditionally considered first-line therapy. New antibiotics could be more effective but the evidence is not clear until now, and its use could entail greater costs, an increase in bacterial resistance and other adverse effects.(More)
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