Antimicrobial treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly
Authors: Velez, Jose A; Mortensen, Eric M; Anzueto, Antonio; Restrepo, Marcos I
Source: Aging Health, Volume 2, Number 6, December 2006 , pp. 999-1011(13)
Publisher: Future Medicine
Abstract:Community-acquired pneumonia is a clinical diagnosis that has a significant impact on healthcare management around the world, especially in the fastest-growing segment of the population, those aged 65 or older. Early clinical suspicion and prompt empirical antimicrobial therapies are very important in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. This manuscript provides a review of the most recent literature published addressing etiological agents and antimicrobial management of community-acquired pneumonia in persons aged over 65 years with an emphasis on appropriate antimicrobial therapy for hospitalized elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Divisions of General Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Publication date: 2006-12-01
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