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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 9, Supplement 1, pp S58–S59 | Cite as

Treatment of respiratory tract infections with pefloxacin in critically ill patients hospitalized in a surgical intensive care unit

  • D. M. Boland
  • W. C. F. van Gestel
  • D. M. MacLaren
  • D. de Jong
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Abstract

Respiratory tract infections were treated with pefloxacin in fifteen patients, who were hospitalized in the intensive care unit and required artificial ventilation. The treatment was successful in ten patients. Development of resistance was observed inStaphylococcus aureus (two times) andPseudomonas aeruginosa (four times). No adverse reactions were seen.

Key words

Development of resistance Intensive care Mechanical ventilation Pefloxaçin Respiratory tract infection 

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Copyright information

© Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Boland
    • 1
  • W. C. F. van Gestel
    • 2
  • D. M. MacLaren
    • 2
  • D. de Jong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryFree University HospitalMB AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyFree University HospitalMB AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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