An urgent problem of aerobic gram-negative pathogen infection in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyemas.

@article{Lin2007AnUP,
  title={An urgent problem of aerobic gram-negative pathogen infection in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyemas.},
  author={Yu-Chao Lin and Chih-Yen Tu and Wei Chen and Yu-Lin Tsai and Hung-Jen Chen and Wu-Huei Hsu and C. -M. Shih},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 15},
  pages={1173-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Complicated parapneumonic effusion or empyema is a troublesome disease with a high mortality. The most common involved microorganisms seem to have changed over recent decades, influenced by the introduction of new antibiotics, and the increase of immunocompromised hosts, and the elderly population. More epidemiological studies on the current bacteriology are needed to help us to empirically select adequate antibiotics. DESIGN A retrospective study via chart review in a university… CONTINUE READING

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