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PNEUMONIA - HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is defined as pneumonia occurring ≥48 hours after admission and excluding any infection that is incubating at the time of admission.
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is described as pneumonia occurring >48-72 hours after endotracheal intubation and within 48 hours after removal of endotracheal tube.
Early-onset HAP or VAP is the pneumonia occurring within the first 4 days of hospitalization that may be cause by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria that usually carries a better diagnosis.
Late-onset HAP or VAP is the pneumonia occurring after ≥5 days. It is likely caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens associated with increased mortality and morbidity.

Pneumonia - Hospital-Acquired Drug Information

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Indication: Short-term treatment of upper & lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue, GUT infections. Tab & inj Sh...

Indication: Acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired & nosoco...

Indication: Infections of nose-pharynx tract (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) & of paranasal sinuses; lower resp tract: bron...

Indication: Infections of the resp tract, middle ear (otitis media), paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) especially caused by gm...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infection, upper & lower UTI, peritonitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis & o...

Indication: Lower resp tract, complicated & uncomplicated UTI, intra-abdominal, skin & skin structure infections; ...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections including sinusitis, otitis media & epiglottitis, bacterial pneumo...

Indication: Upper resp tract infections eg, sinusitis, otitis media & tonsillitis; lower resp tract infections eg, bac...

Indication: Oral: Lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; skin & soft tissue infections; acu...

Indication: Nosocomial & community-acquired pneumonia including concurrent bacteremia; complicated & uncomplicated...

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