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The scope of lower respiratory tract infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1804784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are commonly classified as either bronchitis or pneumonia, and these infections are associated with an extremely high morbidity in the community, as well as a high mortality in those patients that require hospitalisation. Therefore, such infections place a huge burden, both economically and as a user of health services, on the entire health care system. The antibiotic treatment of community-acquired pneumonia caused by gram-negative organisms or staphylococci is controversial, and these organisms may cause one-third of the cases of community-acquired pneumonia. Nosocomial pneumonia is caused even more often by gram-negative bacteria, and as such the development of rational and effective antibiotic therapy to cover these organisms is very important.
J H Winter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  19 Suppl 7     ISSN:  0300-8126     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-05     Completed Date:  1992-05-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S359-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
King's Cross Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bronchiectasis / diagnosis,  etiology
Bronchitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Cross Infection / drug therapy,  microbiology
Cystic Fibrosis / complications,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / drug therapy,  microbiology
Respiratory Tract Infections* / drug therapy,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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