volume 24, issue 3, P639-653 2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.04.007
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Jae-Hoon Song, Doo Ryeon Chung

Abstract: Pneumonia is the most common infection that is the leading cause of death. The increasing antimicrobial resistance in major respiratory pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and gram-negative bacteria has severely restricted the treatment options. Respiratory infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria are associated with a greater likelihood of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy and poor clinical outcome. Especially, treatment of infections caused by pandrug-resistant gram-n…

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