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Role of Unit-Specific Combination Antibiograms for Improving the Selection of Appropriate Empiric Therapy for Gram-Negative Pneumonia

  • Jason M. Pogue (a1), Cesar Alaniz (a1), Peggy L. Carver (a1), Melissa Pleva (a1), Duane Newton (a2) and Daryl D. DePestel (a1)...


In an effort to improve the selection of appropriate empiric gram-negative therapy for pneumonia, we examined intensive care unit-specific combination antibiograms. These antibiograms were able to predict appropriate empiric gram-negative therapy. Empiric combination therapy based on unit-specific combination antibiograms may aid in the selection of therapy for gram-negative pneumonia.


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