Prophylactic antibiotics adversely affect nosocomial pneumonia in trauma patients.

@article{Hoth2003ProphylacticAA,
  title={Prophylactic antibiotics adversely affect nosocomial pneumonia in trauma patients.},
  author={Jason J. Hoth and Glen A. Franklin and Nicole Anne Stassen and Stephen M Girard and Roman J Rodriguez and Jorge Arturo de Le{\'o}n Rodriguez},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={249-54}
}
BACKGROUND Little data are available regarding the impact that prolonged prophylactic antibiotic use (>48 hours) has on the development of nosocomial pneumonia. This retrospective study was conducted to assess the effect that prolonged prophylactic antibiotic use has on the development of nosocomial pneumonia and antibiotic use complications. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING