Muhammad Azam, Muhammad Aftab, Tariq Suleman, Ali Shuaib Ashraf, Farah Shafi.
Efficacy of Levofloxacin in Hospital admitted cases of Community Acquired Pneumonia ##(CAP).
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):929-32.
Objective: To determine the efficacy of Levofloxacin in hospital admitted cases of community acquired pneumonia. Methods: Three hundred patients of CAP fulfilling the inclusion criteria admitted in medical Unit-1 of Services Hospital over a period of six months were included in this descriptive case series study. Results: 201 patients out of 300 met the efficacy criteria of Levofloxacin in the treatment of community acquired pneumonia. The clinical success rate was 67%. Conclusion: It is concluded that Levofloxacin with adequate activity against respiratory pathogens, represents an important and convenient treatment option for patients with community acquired pneumonia in terms of treatment as a monotherapy, cost effectiveness, shorter duration of hospital stay and with less chances of microbial resistance.
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