Six of these 12 patients had pathogens that were sensitive to the empirical treatment
and the treatment regimen was not changed, whereas the regimen was changed in the other 6 patients.
Besides treatment with third-generation cephalosporins, empirical treatment
options may be scarce for patients with potential azithromycin-resistant Salmonella serotypes.
The infection did not respond to empirical treatment
with clindamycin and ciprofloxacin.
aeruginosa isolates remain susceptible to fluoroquinolones, and these drugs should be considered in the empirical treatment
of COPD exacerbations in patients admitted to the hospital with a history of previous smoking and severe functional impairment," said Dr.
for fungal infections in severely neutropenic patients;
AmBisome has a demonstrated superior safety profile compared to conventional amphotericin B for the empirical treatment
of febrile, neutropenic patients.
pylori strains in the Eastern Cape province in particular and South Africa in general, especially as existing studies are few and outdated, (10,11) to guide empirical treatment
and prevent the emergence of further resistance.
All outcomes favored PPIs over placebo, but the reviewers considered the magnitude of effect to be too uncertain to support guidelines, such as those published in 1998 by a consensus panel of the American College of Chest Physicians, suggesting empirical treatment
for reflux (Chest 1998;114:133S-81S).
The combination of a limited number of targets, widespread use of prophylactic therapy, empirical treatment
with broad-spectrum agents, and the natural evolution of bacteria, has contributed to a resurgence of antibiotic resistance and the creation of a major public health problem.
pneumoniae (28) is only intermediate, and a significant number of bacterial pneumonias complicating influenza may not respond to empirical treatment
This may present a diagnostic dilemma, and choosing empirical treatment
is difficult as all these conditions merit different and sometimes potentially toxic treatment.
Dalbavancin could be an alternative to vancomycin and linezolid for complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by gram-positive pathogens, and since it can be administered in outpatient settings, it might be a reasonable option for empirical treatment
of such infections suspected to be caused by MRSA, the investigators said.
Nasdaq:GILD) today announced the publication of results of a multi-center head-to-head study comparing the use of AmBisome(R) (amphotericin B) liposome for injection to Abelcet(R) (amphotericin B) lipid complex in the empirical treatment
of patients with febrile neutropenia.
The take-home lesson from this study would therefore seem to be: in a public clinic situated in a setting similar to Khayelitsha, if an HIV-positive patient looks like they have PTB, and the radiological picture is compatible with tuberculosis, they are more than likely to improve on empirical treatment
, and the patient will benefit from the prompt initiation and continuation of standard TB treatment irrespective of the results of the culture (exclusive of those with proven MDR TB, of course).
Levofloxacin in the empirical treatment
of patients with suspected bacteraemia/sepsis: comparison with imipenem/cilastatin in an open, randomized trial.