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Fluoroquinolones versus Β-Lactams Plus Macrolides for Community-acquired Pneumonia in Adults: A Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

In this meta-analysis, we compared fluoroquinolones monotherapy with ß-lactams plus macrolides combination therapy for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia (CAP)with respect to mortality, treatment success and adverse outcomes.


Objective: Several randomized trials have been done to compare fluoroquinolones alone with the combination therapy of β-lactams plus macrolides for treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults. However, the efficacy and safety between the two arms are still unclear.

05 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Oct, 2015


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