Archive for July 14, 2007

Reviews – Hospital-acquired pneumonia guidelines in Europe: a review of their status and future development

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol.60  N.2 p.206-213

R. Masterton1,*, D. Craven2,3, J. Rello4, M. Struelens5, N. Frimodt-Moller6, J. Chastre7, A. Ortqvist8, G. Cornaglia9, H. Lode10, H. Giamarellou11, M. J. M. Bonten12, H. Eraksoy13 and P. Davey14

1 NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Eglington House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 0BA, UK 2 Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA, USA 3 Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA 4 Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, CIBERes 06-06-0036, Tarragona, Spain 5 Hôpital Erasme, Belgium 6 National Centre for Antimicrobial Infection Control, Copenhagen, Denmark 7 GH Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France 8 Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden 9 University of Verona, Verona, Italy 10 City Hospital, Berlin, Germany 11 Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece 12 University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands 13 Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey 14 University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK


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Health Care–Associated Pneumonia Requiring Hospital Admission – Epidemiology, Antibiotic Therapy, and Clinical Outcomes

Archives of Internal Medicine 9 Jul 2007  Vol.167  N.13 p.1393-1399

Jordi Carratalà, MD, PhD; Analía Mykietiuk, MD; Núria Fernández-Sabé, MD, PhD; Cristina Suárez, MD; Jordi Dorca, MD, PhD; Ricard Verdaguer, MD; Frederic Manresa, MD, PhD; Francesc Gudiol, MD, PhD


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Leading article – Entecavir is a potent anti-HBV drug superior to lamivudine: experience from clinical trials in China

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol.60  N.2 p.201-205

Guangbi Yao*

Clinical Immunology Research Center, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shanghai Jing An Central Hospital, No. 259 Xikang Road, Shanghai PR200040, China


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Systematic reviews – Efficacy and safety of aminoglycoside monotherapy: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol.60  N.2 p.247-257

Liat Vidal1,*, Anat Gafter-Gvili1,2, Sara Borok1, Abigail Fraser3, Leonard Leibovici1,2 and Mical Paul1,2

1 Department of Internal Medicine E, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah-Tikva 49100, Israel 2 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel 3 Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK


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Evaluation of daptomycin treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacterial endocarditis: an in vitro and in vivo simulation using historical and current dosing strategies

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol.60  N.2 p.334-340

Warren E. Rose1,2, Michael J. Rybak1,2,3,* and Glenn W. Kaatz1,3,4

1 Anti-Infective Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA 2 Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI 48201, USA 3 School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA 4 John D. Dingell Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


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Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT): is it safe for selected patients to self-administer at home? A retrospective analysis of a large cohort over 13 years

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol.60  N.2 p.356-362

Philippa C. Matthews1,2,*, Christopher P. Conlon1, Anthony R. Berendt1,2, Jill Kayley3, Lorrayne Jefferies4, Bridget L. Atkins1,2 and Ivor Byren1,2

1 Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK 2 Bone Infection Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK 3 The Pavilion, Thames Road, Goring on Thames, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9AH, UK 4 Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Unit 1, Isis Business Park, Pony Road, Oxford OX4 2RD, UK


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Treating diabetic foot infections with sequential intravenous to oral moxifloxacin compared with piperacillin–tazobactam/amoxicillin–clavulanate

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol.60  N.2 p.370-376

Benjamin A. Lipsky1,*, Philip Giordano2, Shurjeel Choudhri3 and James Song4

1 VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 2 Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL, USA 3 Bayer Healthcare, West Haven, CT, USA 4 Replidyne, Milford, CT, USA

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