Combination β-lactam, Macrolide Pneumonia Therapy in Children Not More Effective
Judicious antibiotic selection is critical to slowing the progression of antimicrobial resistance, and excessive use of macrolides has been an important target.
Patients admitted to hospitals with severe CAP who subsequently required invasive mechanical ventilation had a higher mortality risk.
Opioid use is associated with elevated risk of invasive pneumococcal disease.
The FDA has approved the use of Avycaz (ceftazidime, avibactam) to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia.