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Table 4 Empiric and definitive beta-lactams given to 241 patients with documented pneumonia requiring at least a beta-lactam

From: Are third-generation cephalosporins unavoidable for empirical therapy of community-acquired pneumonia in adult patients who require ICU admission? A retrospective study

Beta-lactam n (%)
Non-antipseudomonal 3GC unjustified 159 (65.9)
 Amoxicillin 87 (36.1)
 Amoxicillin/clavulanate 70 (29)
 Oxacillin 2 (0.8)
Non-antipseudomonal 3GC appropriate 43 (17.8)
Non-antipseudomonal 3GC inappropriate 39 (16.2)
 Piperacillin/tazobactam 16 (6.7)
 Ticarcillin 9 (3.7)
 Carbapenem 7 (2.9)
 Ceftazidime 3 (1.2)
 Tazocillin/clavulanate 2 (0.8)
 Cefepime 1 (0.4)
 Piperacillin 1 (0.4)