Comparison of linezolid with oxacillin or vancomycin in the empiric treatment of cellulitis in US hospitals.

@article{Vinken2003ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of linezolid with oxacillin or vancomycin in the empiric treatment of cellulitis in US hospitals.},
  author={Angela G Vinken and Jim Zhanwen Li and Dan A Balan and Brian E. Rittenhouse and Richard J. Willke and Clifford Goodman},
  journal={American journal of therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          264-74
        }
}
In this decision-model analysis, the authors compared overall clinical efficacy and total cost of empiric treatment of hospitalized cellulitis patients prescribed linezolid and oxacillin or vancomycin. The authors hypothesized that, when used appropriately, empiric linezolid treatment is an effective, potentially cost-saving antibiotic compared with treatment initiated with oxacillin or vancomycin. Data on efficacy, duration of antibiotic treatment, and hospital stay for first-line treatment… CONTINUE READING

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