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Intervention Protocol

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: 21 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007577


How to Cite

Pugh R, Grant C, Cooke RPD, Dempsey G. Short course versus prolonged course antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired pneumonia in critically ill adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007577. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007577.

Author Information

  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: New
  2. Published Online: 21 JAN 2009

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the duration (eight days or less versus more than eight days) of antibiotic therapy for HAP in critically ill adults. Our primary outcome measure will be mortality (28-day mortality and in-hospital mortality). Secondary outcome measures will include the duration of mechanical ventilation, durations of hospital and ICU stay, and rate of HAP recurrence.