Efficacy and effectiveness of Ceftaroline Fosamil in patients with pneumonia: A systematic review and meta-analysis 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services

Giovanni Sotgiu, Stefano Aliberti, Andrea Gramegna, Marco Mantero, Marta Di Pasquale, Federica Trogu, Laura Saderi, Francesco Blasi

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Abstract

Background: Pneumonia is a relevant clinical and public health issue worldwide frequently associated with infections caused by Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) pathogens. Ceftaroline fosamil is a promising new antibiotics with broad-spectrum bacterial activity. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to assess the efficacy and the effectiveness of ceftaroline fosamil in community-acquired (CAP), hospital-acquired (HAP), healthcare-associated (HCAP) and ventilator-associated (VAP) pneumonia. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out retrieving both experimental and observational studies. Results: A total of 2364 records was found and 14 manuscripts were finally considered eligible. The pooled efficacy/effectiveness was 81.2% (I2: 1.2%) in all types of pneumonia. The pooled relative risk of clinical cure was 1.1 (I2: 0.0%). The success rate was higher than 70% for infections caused by S. pneumoniae and S. aureus, including MDR pathogens. Conclusions: Ceftaroline fosamil showed a high efficacy/effectiveness in patients with any type of pneumonia with a good safety profile.

Original languageEnglish
Article number205
JournalRespiratory Research
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 23 2018

Keywords

  • CAP
  • HAP
  • HCAP
  • MRSA
  • Safety
  • Stewardship
  • VAP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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