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This is the first study to clinically support the IDSA/ATS guidelines, which state that a 5-day course of antibiotic therapy for hospitalized adults with CAP is effective and without increased risk of adverse events.
Prophylactic antibiotic therapy with levofloxacin is routine for at-risk adult ALL patients, but it has remained controversial in children, Wolf said.
Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic de-escalation therapy is evidence based and state of the art for antibiotic therapy for suspected and proven bacterial infection in different clinical settings and different acuity of infections.
Conclusion: Antibiotic therapy is comparable to appendectomy in AA in terms of efficacy at 1 month and 1 year post treatment.
After the susceptibilities are known, antibiotic therapy can he de-escalated 10 narrower-spectrum antibiotics.
However, since this was an observational study, residual confounding could account for the failure to demonstrate a clinical benefit with longer duration of antibiotic therapy, Dr.
The trial's primary end point was the rate of clinical failure within 8 weeks of the end of antibiotic therapy The investigators defined noninferiority as a difference in the rate of this end point of no more than 6% between groups.
Children were deemed suitable for home IV antibiotic therapy based on an absence of fever or need for supplemental oxygen, and adequate social support for child and family to ensure maintenance of IV access and timely administration of drugs.
The rationale behind the use of serum CRP and PCT for tailoring duration of antibiotic therapy is that bacterial infections are the predominant cause of elevations in serum PCT Hence the use of declining serum concentrations of these inflammatory markers of sepsis as an indication of resolution of bacterial sepsis and therefore cessation of antibiotic therapy is appealing and formed the basis of studies by Christ-Crain et al (3).
By reducing the incidence of unneeded antibiotic therapy, the incidence of antibiotic resistant organisms can be reduced.
4 million Ontario residents aged 66 years or older to identify (study 1) patients who received hospital care for hypoglycemia within 30 days after outpatient antibiotic therapy or (study 2) patients who received hospital care for hyperglycemia within 30 days after outpatient antibiotic therapy between April 2002 and March 2004.

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