Pefloxacin in the treatment of nosocomial lower respiratory tract infections in intensive care patients.

Abstract

Pefloxacin was used to treat nosocomial pulmonary infections in 46 mechanically ventilated patients. All patients had one or more underlying diseases and were given pefloxacin at a dose of 800 mg or 1200 mg daily in two or three divided doses. The commonest bacterial isolates were Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and enterobacteria. Of these… (More)

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