Nonresponses and treatment failures with conventional empiric regimens in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Title

Nonresponses and treatment failures with conventional empiric regimens in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Creator

Tan James S

Publisher

Infectious disease clinics of North America

Date

2004
2004-12

Description

Although most patients with suspected CAP respond to empiric therapy,a small number of patients do not respond in the expected fashion. Age and underlying comorbid conditions have a strong influence on the course of illness. Less common causes of treatment failures include overwhelming infection, antimicrobial resistance, and misdiagnosis. It is a common practice for empiric antimicrobial treatment of CAP to be initiated without microbiologic studies. Clinicians carefully should observe these patients for unusual or slow responses and should be ready to pursue a more extensive search for the cause of treatment failure.

Subject

Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; Bacterial; Community-Acquired Infections/drug therapy/mortality; Diagnostic Errors; Drug Resistance; Humans; Pneumonia/diagnosis/*drug therapy/mortality; Risk Factors; Treatment Failure

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

883–897

Issue

4

Volume

18

Citation

Tan James S, “Nonresponses and treatment failures with conventional empiric regimens in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3589.

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