Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised non-HIV-infected patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Green2007ProphylaxisOP,
  title={Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised non-HIV-infected patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Hefziba Green and Mical Paul and Liat Vidal and Leonard Leibovici},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1052-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of prophylaxis for Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly Pneumocystis carinii), for immunocompromised non-HIV-infected patients by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS We searched for randomized controlled trials that compared prophylaxis using antibiotics effective against P jirovecii, given orally or intravenously, vs placebo, no intervention, or antibiotics with no activity against P jirovecii. In… CONTINUE READING
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