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.
Recommended indications for Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila antigen testing for CAP have poor sensitivity and specificity for identifying patients to screen.
While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.
Previous antibiotic use and mechanical invasive ventilation were risk factors for multidrug-resistant pathogens in hospital-associated or ventilator-associated pneumonia.