A new dosing paradigm: high-dose, short-course fluoroquinolone therapy for community-acquired pneumonia.

Title

A new dosing paradigm: high-dose, short-course fluoroquinolone therapy for community-acquired pneumonia.

Creator

File Thomas M Jr

Publisher

Clinical Cornerstone

Date

2003
1905-6

Description

The goals of optimal antimicrobial therapy are to treat infection effectively, to improve the clinical condition of the patient, and to prevent the emergence of resistant bacterial strains. For ideal drug usage the World Health Organization recommends administering the correct drug by the best route, in the right amount, at optimum intervals for the appropriate period, and after an accurate diagnosis. This article discusses the use of high-dose, short-course fluoroquinolone therapy as an effective option for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Subject

Community-Acquired Infections/*drug therapy; Fluoroquinolones/*administration & dosage/pharmacology/therapeutic use; Humans; Ofloxacin/administration & dosage/pharmacology/therapeutic use; Pneumococcal/*drug therapy; Pneumonia; Safety; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome

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

S21–28

Volume

Suppl 3

Citation

File Thomas M Jr, “A new dosing paradigm: high-dose, short-course fluoroquinolone therapy for community-acquired pneumonia.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 11, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3954.

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