Treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia with linezolid or vancomycin: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia with linezolid or vancomycin: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={A. Kalil and M. Klompas and G. Haynatzki and M. Rupp},
  journal={BMJ Open},
  • A. Kalil, M. Klompas, +1 author M. Rupp
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • BMJ Open
  • Objective Hospital-acquired pneumonia remains the most lethal and expensive nosocomial infection worldwide. Optimal therapy remains controversial. We aimed to compare mortality and clinical response outcomes in patients treated with either linezolid or vancomycin. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, American College of Physicians Journal Club, Evidence-based Medicine BMJ and abstracts from infectious diseases and critical care meetings were… CONTINUE READING
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