2014, Number 10
MediSan 2014; 18 (10)
Riverón PI, Legrá AN, Del Campo ME, Grave PYT, Silvera DS
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ABSTRACTAn observational, descriptive and cross sectional study of 556 patients with lower breathing infections, admitted to the Pneumology Service of "Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during the 2012, with the aim evaluating the use of antimicrobials on them. The Guide for the antimicrobians was used (OPS 2007-2008), and the corresponding medical records were reviewed. For the analysis of the data the statistical package SPSS version 11 was used. Among the antimicrobians used there were: cephalosporins, macrolides, aminoglycosides and penicillins; but the combination of cephalosporins and macrolides was the most used. Men older than 60 years, pneumonia and lung obstructive chronic disease, exacerbated by breathing infection (coming from the community),prevailed in the series as the main clinical entities requiring antibiotics. The prescribed treatment allowed the favorable clinical course of the patients.