Shorter courses for CAP antibiotics
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Bottom line: Five days of antibiotic treatment for CAP appears to be as effective as longer therapy for clinical success rates without yielding any worsening patient outcomes, particularly with quinolone treatments.Review and summary of: Uranga A, Espana PP, Bilbao A, Quintana JM, Arriaga I, Intxausti M, et al. Duration of antibiotic treatment in community-acquired pneumonia: a multicenter randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016; 176(9):1257-1265.
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 6 (2017): 05