Optimal treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia: non-responders to conventional regimens.

Title

Optimal treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia: non-responders to conventional regimens.

Creator

File T M Jr

Publisher

Chemotherapy

Date

2001
2001

Description

When patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) fail to respond after initiation of empirical therapy, it is necessary for the physician to consider a number of possibilities. The diagnosis should be reviewed, with consideration given to both non-infectious and infectious illnesses. If the diagnosis is correct, the failure may relate to three areas: host-related problems, including overwhelming infection and empyema, pathogen-related problems, including infection caused by an unusual or resistant pathogen, and drug-related problems, including inappropriate dose of drug, poor compliance, malabsorption, and drug interactions. A systematic therapeutic approach including a microbiological evaluation to identify the causative pathogen and its susceptibility will help to ensure that an appropriate antimicrobial agent is used.

Subject

Anti-Infective Agents/therapeutic use; Community-Acquired Infections/drug therapy/microbiology/pathology; Drug Resistance; Female; Humans; Male; Microbial; Ofloxacin/therapeutic use; Pneumonia/*drug therapy/etiology/pathology; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Suppuration/drug therapy/pathology; Treatment Failure

Identifier

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

11–8; discussion 26–27

Volume

47 Suppl 4

Citation

File T M Jr, “Optimal treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia: non-responders to conventional regimens.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4718.

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