Antibiotics and community-acquired low respiratory tract infections. Who for? What preparation?


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2019.5.47-60

A.I. Sinopalnikov

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia
The article presents clinical recommendations on the use of optimal empirical antibiotic therapy for patients with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), based on the relevant evidence base and adapted to a particular region with regard to knowledge of the structure of local antibiotic resistance of key pneumotropic pathogens. In this context, along with the delineation of the key diagnostic and differential diagnostic signs of LRTI, the main task of the recommendations is the introduction of rational use of antibiotics into routine clinical practice, namely, the rejection of their use in viral/presumably viral infections of the respiratory tract, and non-use of less effective ones where antimicrobial therapy is indicated.

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Corresponding author: Alexander I. Sinopalnikov, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; e-mail: aisyn@list.ru; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1990-2042; Address: 2/1, Build. 1, Barrikadnaya Street, Moscow 123995, Russian Federation


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