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Old 02-27-2020, 15:31   #237
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Originally Posted by mugwump View Post
No abx for bacterial pneumonia prophylaxis in intubated patients is problematic.

And historically, the community acquired bacterial pneumonia following respiratory disease is a big killer. No abx is a big deal.
I'm looking for peer reviewed papers or med journal articles that clearly state the degree to which previous vaccination for Pneumovax 13, Pneumovax 23, and HiB (Haemophilus Influenza Type B) reduce the incidence or severity of community or hospital acquired pneumonia, especially in conditions where antibiotics are not available or the patient is allergic to the preferred med.

Seems that nowadays doctors simply won't prescribe anything "off label."
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