Journal Article

Clinical and Microbiological End Points in the Treatment of Pneumonia

Daniel M. Musher

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 47, issue Supplement_3, pages S207-S209
Published in print December 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/591406
Clinical and Microbiological End Points in the Treatment of Pneumonia

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The US Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its criteria for evaluating new antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia. Although there are descriptions of hundreds of comparative studies of various antimicrobials, there is surprisingly little scientific literature on how the evaluations should be done. This brief contribution outlines areas for further consideration as new drugs are evaluated.

Journal Article.  1748 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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