Treatment of respiratory tract infections with pefloxacin in critically ill patients hospitalized in a surgical intensive care unit
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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 wordsDevelopment of resistance Intensive care Mechanical ventilation Pefloxaçin Respiratory tract infection
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