Pamela S. Douglas, M vardenafil tadalafil .D., Udo Hoffmann, M.D., M.P.H., Manesh R. Patel, M.D., Daniel B. Mark, M.D., M.P.H., Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, Ph.D., Brendan Cavanaugh, M.D., Jason Cole, M.D., Rowena J. Dolor, M.D., Christopher B. Fordyce, M.D., Megan Huang, Ph.D., Muhammad Akram Khan, M.D., Andrzej S. Kosinski, Ph.D., Mitchell W. Krucoff, M.D., Vinay Malhotra, M.D., Michael H. Picard, M.D., James E. Udelson, M.D., Eric J. Velazquez, M.D., Eric Yow, M.S., Lawton S. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., and Kerry L. Lee, Ph.D.
The antibiotics allowed during each treatment technique period were based on the 2005 Dutch guideline.23 Doctors were encouraged to apply the assigned treatment strategies for the full treatment of patients with suspected CAP, unless there have been medical reasons not to, such as adverse events or de-escalation of antibiotic treatment . Adherence to the strategy was thought as treatment relative to the assigned technique or deviation from the technique for medical reasons , irrespective of subsequent switches of antibiotic treatment to a nonassigned antibiotic. Adherence to the antibiotic was thought as initial treatment with the designated antibiotic, regardless of subsequent switches of antibiotic treatment to a nonassigned antibiotic. Randomization Computer-generated randomization was performed in blocks of 6, each containing a sequence of the 3 antibiotic strategies.