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Table 3 Summary of available studies on colistin administered by inhalation versus administered parenterally

From: A retrospective observational study on the efficacy of colistin by inhalation as compared to parenteral administration for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia associated with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Study name Route of administration % of success
Falagas [15] inhalation 80% (4 of 5)
Michalopoulos [16] inhalation + parenteral
parenteral
88% (7 of 8)
67% (30 of 45)
Hamer [17] inhalation + parenteral beta-lactam therapy 100% (3 of 3)
Pereira [18] inhalation after failing parenteral therapy 93% (13 of 14)
Korbila [19] inhalation + parenteral
parenteral
80% (62 of 78)
61% (26 of 43)
Michalopoulos [20] inhalation + parenteral (57 of 60 patients)
inhalation (3 patients)
83% (50 of 60)