Beware of broad-spectrum generalizations: ceftazidime-avibactam compared to meropenem for the treatment of gram-negative pneumonia

Monica Mehta, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann


Nosocomial pneumonia remains a serious challenge to modern healthcare and accounts for a substantial proportion of healthcare associated infections. Frequently, nosocomial pneumonia, and in particular ventilator-associated pneumonia, is caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms, leaving clinicians few effective therapeutic options.

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