So, based on these findings, a combination of piperacillin/tazobactam plus gentamicin can be recommended for initial empirical treatment
What factor(s) has/have led to the widespread empirical treatment
of patients presenting with influenza symptoms?
Yuksel S, Ozturk B, Kavaz A, Ozcakar ZB, Acar B, Guriz H, Avsev D, Ekim M, Yalcinkaya F Antibiotic resistance of urinary tract pathogens and evaluation of empirical treatment
in Turkish children with urinary tract infections.
These findings, together with the slightly longer length of hospital stay with [macrolide monotherapy], reported associations with the development of resistance, and possible increased risk of cardiac events, indicate that the addition of macrolides for empirical treatment
of CAP should be reconsidered," Dr.
If however, the patient is not responding to empirical treatment
, further investigative studies such as imaging bone biopsy for histopathology may be needed (2,9).
This was of particular importance since empirical treatment
of Candida UTIs at the study site was with fluconazole.
A prerequisite for the favorable outcome of this disease is early administration of adequate antimicrobial therapy, which usually indicates an empirical treatment
In addition, for deciding the empirical treatment
for patients with a UTI a thorough knowledge of local epidemiology is required.
The poor performance of ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim and trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole do not make these antibiotics a preferred choice, especially not for empirical treatment
in patients with high risk factors of ESBL infections.
for tuberculosis was initiated after the microscopic examination of the sputum sample showing positive for acid-fast bacilli.
She was started on standard empirical treatment
of pyogenic meningitis viz.
followed by stepwise approaches with increasing Intervention is well established in the treatment of many diseases.
on lines of complicated malaria was started as per WHO guidelines (3).
While I suppose there is little doubt that if we used PET in this way to make treatment decisions, we would have a system that would be better than unstratified empirical treatment
, what it still means is that quite significant proportions of our patients will go on to receive ineffective and intensely toxic therapy," he commented.
By studying the ecology of resistant strains in hospitals, we can learn more about the situation and be better able to provide appropriate empirical treatment
of hospital infections.