8 days of empirical antibiotic therapy
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
JAMA. 2003 Nov 19;290(19):2588-98 Randomized Controlled Trial, Multicenter Study
IN pneumonia, nosocomial, ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit The Use of
8 days of empirical antibiotic therapy
As Treatment, Acute
Is equal Than
15 days of antibiotic treatment
To mortality (18.8% intv. vs 17.2% cont.) nor more recurrent infections (28.9% intv. vs 26.0% cont.) Days free of mechanical ventilation, length of ICU stay, and mortality rates on day 60 for the 2 groups did not differ