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Short course versus prolonged course antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired pneumonia in critically ill adults
Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group
Published Online: 21 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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.
- Publication Status: New
- 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.