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Title: Aztreonam-flucloxacillin double beta-lactam treatment as empirical therapy of serious infections in very elderly patients
Authors: Knockaert, Daniel ×
Dejaeger, Eddy
Nestor, L
Verbist, Ludo
Pelemans, Walter #
Issue Date: Mar-1991
Series Title: Age and Ageing vol:20 issue:2 pages:135-9
Abstract: Aztreonam, the first monocyclic beta-lactam antibiotic with pure anti-Gram-negative activity, combined with flucloxacillin, a penicillinase resistant penicillin, was given as empirical treatment of 53 serious infections in very elderly people. Eighteen of the cases had positive blood cultures and 11 had a clinical picture of sepsis without positive blood cultures: Of 49 evaluable infections, 45 (92%) were cured. In 40% of the infections, antibiotic treatment could be narrowed after 72 hours to one antibiotic. Diarrhoea, mostly transitory, was the only side-effect. Aztreonam-flucloxacillin combination is a safe and effective empirical treatment regimen for serious infections in very elderly patients.
ISSN: 0002-0729
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gerontology and Geriatrics
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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