Importance of appropriate initial antibiotic therapy and deescalation in the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia

@inproceedings{Rello2007ImportanceOA,
  title={Importance of appropriate initial antibiotic therapy and deescalation in the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia},
  author={Jordi Rello},
  year={2007}
}
Inappropriate initial antibiotic therapy in nosocomial pneumonia is associated with higher mortality, longer hospital stays and increased healthcare costs. The key pathogens associated with these adverse outcomes include Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii. Due to the increasing rates of resistance, a new paradigm is needed for treating nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit (ICU). Optimal initial therapy consists of a broad… CONTINUE READING

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