Apart from empirical treatment
, the antibiotics used for treatment might be less effective against carbapenem-resistant infections as well.
Although susceptibility against parenteral meropenem was 100%, it would seem prudent to conserve the use of carbapenems to selective cases only, or to limit their use to an initial 24 hour empirical treatment
, changing to an oral agent once the results of laboratory susceptibility testing are known.
Antibiotic resistance of urinary tract pathogens and evaluation of empirical treatment
in Turkish children with urinary tract infections.
Alternative empirical treatment
was given to patients who showed no response to the initial empirical antibiotic treatment and in patients in whom the pathogen could not be isolated.
Patients receiving empirical treatment
with thyroid hormone should therefore be monitored closely.
If empirical treatment
is an emergency, draw the blood immediately before administering the next dose of antibiotic, but this is not ideal.
The data presented at ICAAC indicate the potential of ceftobiprole as a novel agent for empirical treatment
of infections where MRSA is suspected.
in suspected cases, particularly where MRSA is endemic, is necessary regardless of the presence of clinical risk factors, and should include antibiotics active against the locally circulating strains, they said.
In view of the emergence of methicillin-resistant strains of S aureus, we emphasize that empirical treatment
against MRSA should be considered while awaiting definitive laboratory diagnosis.
rare and refractory infections and empirical treatment
As an example, the intensive care units (ICUs) account for almost three-quarters of all Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections, supporting the decision to include colistin or tobramycin as empirical treatment
options for ICU patients with suspected Gram-negative sepsis.
In this context, the empirical treatment
of choice for VAP is unknown.