Stratification by gender and age identified a dearth of suitable empirical treatment
options for women over 60 years and males of any age, and E.
* Model development: Nine strategies were compared: no antiviral therapy; empirical treatment
with amantadine, rimantadine, osehamivir, or zanamivir; and rapid diagnostic testing with amantadine, rimantadine, oseltamivir, or zanamivir treatment, based upon results.
However, substantial geographic variability in the proportion of pneumococci resistant to different antimicrobial drugs at the international and national levels suggests that the impact of resistance on empirical treatment
decisions may vary across regions.
with intravenous cefuroxime and oral roxithromycin was started.
The reason could be due to the less frequent use of nitrofurantoin in the study area.This increasing resistance necessitates a change in the empirical treatment
In this case, both bacterial isolates were resistant to the empirical treatment
. Delay in initiating appropriate therapy was perhaps a major contributor to the patient's death.
DISCUSSION: The management of CAP is fast changing and challenging in the presence of multidrug resistance of the organism, changing bacterial flora, and empirical treatment
is started before asking for sputum culture sensitivity testing.
Meropenem is an important option for the empirical treatment
of serious bacterial infections in hospitalized patients.
In a clinical setting, a presumptive diagnosis is based solely on clinical presentation, and empirical treatment
is initiated before the results of the culture are obtained contrary to the ideal situation of the presence of blood culture result before the first dose of antibiotic is administered.
for meningitis with ceftriaxone, ampicillin and gentamicin was started.
Due to low yield of fluid culture and high mortality, early empirical treatment
with antibiotics is recommended.
The ministry said that laws don't permit any patient to be sent abroad for empirical treatment
. However, it stressed that it spares no effort in providing the required healthcare services to all.