Atkinson, M and Yanney, M and Stephenson, T and Smyth, A (2007) Effective treatment strategies for paediatric community-acquired pneumonia. Expert Opin Pharmacother , 8 (8) 1091 - 1101. 10.1517/146565220.127.116.111.
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Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age worldwide and a cause of morbidity in a considerable number of children. A number of studies have sought to identify the ideal choice of antibiotics, route of administration and optimum duration of treatment based on the most likely aetiological agents. Emerging bacterial resistance to antibiotics is also an important consideration in treatment. However, inconsistent clinical and radiological definitions of pneumonia make comparison between studies difficult. There is also a lack of well designed adequately powered randomised controlled trials. This review describes the difficulties encountered in diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia, aetiology, treatment strategies with recommendations and highlights areas for further research.
|Title:||Effective treatment strategies for paediatric community-acquired pneumonia.|
|Keywords:||Anti-Bacterial Agents, Child, Child, Preschool, Community-Acquired Infections, Drug Resistance, Bacterial, Humans, Incidence, Pneumonia, Bacterial, Pneumonia, Viral, Risk Factors, Streptococcus pneumoniae|
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