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 who either are currently or have recently taken benzodiazepines may have an increased risk for pneumonia.
Diagnosing coinfection in pneumonia can be challenging because of timing of the sample collection and false-negative results when the viruses replicate in the lower respiratory tract.
The diagnostic criteria for community acquired pneumonia within randomized controlled trials are highly heterogeneous.