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Quinolones In Community- Acquired Pneumonia; Are They Born Equal?
Author: Jamal Ahmad Wadi
Publisher: Internet Medical Publishing
9 pages
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Type of publication: Article
DOI: 10.3823/715
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There has been debate on the best treatment regimen for CAP, whether to start treatment with β-lactams, β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor, macrolides, a combina- tion of the earlier or quinolones, among other less commonly used agents. In this review, an attempt to examine some data on the utilization and importance of respiratory quinolones in the treatment of CAP, and to examine whether quinolones are the same in clinical and microbiological efficacy, shall we stick to seven days of treatment versus shorter duration without compromising outcome?

Are resistance patterns for respiratory quinolones the same, and are there savings as- sociated with using some respiratory quinolones over others? Moreover, are there any differences in mortality when examined as a treatment endpoint, and if there is any differences in speed of recovery for different respiratory quinolones? Do we need to incorporate pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics principles in the treatment of CAP, and how to dose antiinfective agents in CAP, opposed to leaving treatment-doses for minimum inhibitory concentration alone?

 

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