Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia and Other Respiratory Infections
This books discussed the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, and hospital-acquired pneumonia, when to hospitalize a patient, methods for identifying low-risk CAP patients, switch and step-down therapy, approach to nonresolving pneumonia, management of parapneumonic effusions, empyema, and chronic brochitis are discussed. The various antimicrobial agents are reviewed in detail with suggested treatment regimens.
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