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

  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},
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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