SHORT COURSES OF ANTIBACTERIAL THERAPY OF COMMUNITY ACQUIRED RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION: EFFECACY AND SAFETY


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2018.8.8-15

A.I. Sinopalnikov

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia
The problem of the duration of antibiotic therapy (ABT) of community-acquired respiratory tract infections is discussed. To date, the accumulated evidence of the comparable therapeutic effectiveness of short and long-term («traditional») ABT courses of bacterial infections allow to argue that a reduction of terms of antibiotic intake reduces the risk of unwanted reactions, a reduced probability of selection of drug-resistant strains of pathogens, increased patient adherence to medical recommendations and more economical.
Keywords: respiratory tract infections, duration of antibiotic therapy

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Corresponding author: A.I. Sinopalnikov – MD, Prof., Head of the Department of Pulmonology, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; e-mail: aisyn@list.ru, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1990-2042


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