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Male sex, older age linked with risk of antibiotic failure in pneumonia

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According to a secondary analysis of a randomized trial, two factors have been found to be associated with a greater risk for antibiotic failure in clinically stable patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). These factors include age and sex.In around 300 CAP patients who were stable after 3 days of beta-lactam treatment, the rate of treatment failure was 26.8% at 15 days. Multivariable analysis after adjustment for Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) scoring and baseline urea le...
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