The antibiotic treatment of community-acquired, atypical, and nosocomial pneumonias.

@article{Cunha1995TheAT,
  title={The antibiotic treatment of community-acquired, atypical, and nosocomial pneumonias.},
  author={Burke A. Cunha},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  year={1995},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={581-97}
}
Optimal antibiotic regimens and duration of treatment are not universally agreed on for community-acquired or nosocomial pneumonias. Experience suggests that community-acquired pneumonias may be treated for less than 2 weeks with a combination of intravenous and oral antibiotics of appropriate spectrum that penetrate the lung, have a good safety profile, do not foster the development of resistance, and are cost-effective. After initial intravenous therapy, oral switch therapy may be begun as… CONTINUE READING

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