Steven L. Merrill, M.D.; Sydney M. Finegold, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Bernard Smolens, M.D.; Alvin Davis, M.D.
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Cephalothin is a new semisynthetic antibacterial agent structurally related to the penicillins. It is effective against penicillinase-producing staphylococci as well as other gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. More than 300 patients have been treated with cephalothin in this hospital over the past 2 years. Thirty-three of these patients were judged to have life-threatening infections, and the present report is concerned with these cases.
Twenty-three patients with well-documented pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus received cephalothin in doses ranging from 2 to 6 grams intramuscularly for periods from 7 to 82 days. The patients were all males, the mean age being 64. All
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Merrill SL, Finegold SM, Smolens B, Davis A. The Use of Cephalothin(The Use of Cephalothin* in the Treatment of Serious Infections.) in the Treatment of Serious Infections.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1091–1092. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1091_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1091-1092.
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