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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a lung infection that can be acquired during day-to-day activities in the community (not while receiving care in a hospital). Community-acquired pneumonia poses a significant public health burden in terms of mortality, morbidity, and costs. Shorter antibiotic courses for CAP may limit treatment costs and adverse effects, but the optimal duration of antibiotic treatment is uncertain.
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Name: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Our aim was to summarize the available literature on the effect of short- versus long-course antibiotic therapy on acute cholangitis.
It is well known that antibiotic use is the main driver for the increasing problems with resistant bacteria. Consequently, some countries have recommended shortening the duration of antibiotic treatme...
The management of complex orthopedic infections usually includes a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotic agents. We investigated whether oral antibiotic therapy is noninferior to intravenous anti...
The purpose of this study was to compare failure and complication rates associated with short cephalomedullary nail vs long cephalomedullary nail fixation for stable vs unstable intertrochanteric femu...
People with cancer with febrile neutropenia are at risk of severe infections and mortality and are thus treated empirically with broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy. However, the recommended duration of...
There is evidence that using shorter antibiotic regimens may help in decreasing antimicrobial resistance and reducing drug-related adverse events.6 Moreover, short-course treatments were f...
This study will compare two treatment strategies (standard versus short-course antibiotic therapy) for preventing resistant bacterial infection in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
The optimal use of prophylactic antibiotic therapy to prevent infection after sinus lift and augmentation surgery is unknown. This is a comparative open label interventional trial comparin...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether long antibiotic prophylactic is more effective than a short traitement in infective complications for prostate biopsy
Gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) is a frequent hospital & community-acquired infection, yet there is as yet no evidence from randomized studies on the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy....
The use of focused short radio waves to produce local hyperthermia in an injured person or diseased body area.
One of the long-acting ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS used for maintenance or long-term therapy of SCHIZOPHRENIA and other PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS.
Metacentric chromosomes produced during MEIOSIS or MITOSIS when the CENTROMERE splits transversely instead of longitudinally. The chromosomes produced by this abnormal division are one chromosome having the two long arms of the original chromosome, but no short arms, and the other chromosome consisting of the two short arms and no long arms. Each of these isochromosomes constitutes a simultaneous duplication and deletion.
A beta-lactamase inhibitor with very weak antibacterial action. The compound prevents antibiotic destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics by inhibiting beta-lactamases, thus extending their spectrum activity. Combinations of sulbactam with beta-lactam antibiotics have been used successfully for the therapy of infections caused by organisms resistant to the antibiotic alone.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
Pneumonia (bronchopneumonia, lobar pneumonia and double pneumonia) is inflammation (swelling) of the tissue in one or both of your lungs. It is usually caused by an pneumococcal infection caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. However,...
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