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MD Consult: Books: Goldman: Cecil Medicine: SUGGESTED READINGS

Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed.

Copyright © 2007 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier


Bartlett JG: The role of anaerobic bacteria in lung abscess.  Clin Infect Dis  2005; 40:923-925.A nice summary

Fernandez-Sabé N, Carratalà J, Dorca J, et al: Efficacy and safety of sequential amoxicillin-clavulanate in the treatment of anaerobic lung infections.  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis  2003; 22:185-187.A good study of 40 consecutive anaerobic pulmonary infections, 25 with lung abscess, with an excellent response to amoxicillin-clavulanate

Moreira J, da S, Camargo J da J, Felicetti JC, et al: Lung abscess: Analysis of 252 consecutive cases diagnosed between 1968 and 2004.  J Bras Pneumol  2006; 32:136-143.An instructive case series

Wang J-L, Chen K-Y, Fang CT, et al: Changing bacteriology of adult community-acquired lung abscess in Taiwan: Klebsiella pneumoniae versus anaerobes.  Clin Infect Dis  2005; 40:915-922.This large study’s finding of so many Klebsiella infections may be a unique geographic problem because a large number of Klebsiella liver abscesses have also been reported from Taiwan

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