Early switch from intravenous to oral cephalosporins in the treatment of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Ramirez1995EarlySF,
  title={Early switch from intravenous to oral cephalosporins in the treatment of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Julio A. Ramirez and L Srinath and S Ahkee and Aoyama K Huang and Michael Raff},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={155 12},
  pages={1273-6}
}
BACKGROUND Switch therapy is defined as the early transition from intravenous to oral antibiotics during treatment of infection. This study was designed to evaluate the clinical outcome and length of stay of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia treated with an early switch from intravenous to oral third-generation cephalosporins. METHODS Patients with a new roentgenographic pulmonary infiltrate and at least two symptoms (cough, fever, or leukocytosis) were enrolled in this… CONTINUE READING

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