was the most common pathogen in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy who developed HAP; therefore, they are a target for empirical treatment
, especially in neutropenic patients .
14) However, clarithromycin-susceptible and resistant strains have been isolated from patients with no history of exposure to macrolides, (18) which may suggest that administration of clarithromycin may select for the resistant strains and therefore must be guided by empirical treatment
Given ciprofloxacin's weak activity against pneumococci, reserving its use in a pandemic to empirical treatment
of persons previously vaccinated against pneumococcal infection, who would be at reduced risk for co-infection with this particular organism, would be reasonable.
Results of the study, titled "A Randomized, Double-Blind Comparative Trial Evaluating the Safety of Liposomal Amphotericin B Versus Amphotericin B Lipid Complex in the Empirical Treatment
of Febrile Neutropenia," were published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (volume 31, number 5: 1155-63).
A further 21 patients (36%) demonstrated clinical improvement on empirical treatment
Guidelines for empirical treatment
have been provided by several organizations, emphasizing the selection of agents based on the probability of specific pathogens in different clinical settings (1-3).
Because he has not been vaccinated, the patient agrees to empirical treatment
Nasdaq:GILD) today announced the results of a pharmacoeconomic study comparing the use of AmBisome (amphotericin B) liposome for injection to that of Abelcet(R) (amphotericin B lipid complex) in the empirical treatment
of persistently febrile neutropenic patients with presumed fungal infection.
Noninvasive testing for Helicobacter pylori infection followed by empirical treatment
with eradication therapy was more effective than treatment with a proton pump inhibitor alone for young adult patients with dyspepsia, reported Dr.
She was sent home with an empirical treatment
with ofloxacin (200 mg per day).
The AmBisome abstract, titled "Improved Safety and Efficacy of AmBisome (liposomal amphotericin B) compared with amphotericin B in the Empirical Treatment
of Febrile Neutropenic Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation," by Pablo J.
An accurate diagnosis obviates the need for empirical treatment
and the associated risk of resistance.