Short- versus Long-Course Antibacterial Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

@article{Dimopoulos2008ShortVL,
  title={Short- versus Long-Course Antibacterial Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia},
  author={George Dimopoulos and Dimitrios K. Matthaiou and Drosos E. Karageorgopoulos and Alexandros P. Grammatikos and Zoe E. Athanassa and Dr Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2008},
  volume={68},
  pages={1841-1854}
}
Background: The evidence for traditionally recommended 7- to 14-day duration of antibacterial therapy for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is not well established. Objectives: We endeavoured to assess the effectiveness and safety of shorter than traditionally recommended antibacterial therapy for CAP. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing short-(≤7 days) versus long-(≥2 days difference) course therapy for CAP with the same antibacterial… CONTINUE READING

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