Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
TRIAY GONZALEZ, Martha E; PISONERO SOCIAS, Juan José; THAUREAUX MONTES DE OCA, Luis e ENSENAT SANCHEZ, Raimy. Aminoglucósidos en las sepsis respiratorias bajas. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 1998, vol.37, n.3, pp. 166-171. ISSN 1561-2945.
A study on the use of aminoglycoside antibiotics was conducted among 70 patients with diagnosis of low respiratory infection. The low effectiveness of these antimicrobial drugs was proved in this research. It was made an analysis of the hospital stay costs and of the antibiotics used in 50 cases that got infected in the community. It was also made a comparison with a group of 50 patients with the same diagnosis treated with cefazolin. Significant results were obtained concerning efficacy, and the reduction of hospital stay and cost, and of antibiotics consumption. A considerable saving of $ 11 055.98 was attained with the use of cefazolin
Palavras-chave : RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION/ [drug therapy]; ANTIBIOTICS, AMINOGLYCOSIDE [therapeutic use]; CEFAZOLIN [therapeutic use].