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Short-course versus prolonged-course antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired pneumonia in critically ill adults

  1. Richard Pugh1,*,
  2. Chris Grant2,
  3. Richard PD Cooke3,
  4. Ged Dempsey2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007577.pub2


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Pugh R, Grant C, Cooke RPD, Dempsey G. Short-course versus prolonged-course antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired pneumonia in critically ill adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD007577. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007577.pub2.

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  1. 1

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Department of Anaesthetics, Rhyl, Denbighshire, UK

  2. 2

    University Hospital Aintree, Department of Critical Care, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Aintree, Department of Microbiology, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

*Richard Pugh, Department of Anaesthetics, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ, UK. pughr@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

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