Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia. An Official Clinical Practice Guideline of the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America

January 21, 2020 at 3:54 pm

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine October 1, 2019 V.200 N.7

Background

This document provides evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the management of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Methods

A multidisciplinary panel conducted pragmatic systematic reviews of the relevant research and applied Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology for clinical recommendations.

Results

The panel addressed 16 specific areas for recommendations spanning questions of diagnostic testing, determination of site of care, selection of initial empiric antibiotic therapy, and subsequent management decisions. Although some recommendations remain unchanged from the 2007 guideline, the availability of results from new therapeutic trials and epidemiological investigations led to revised recommendations for empiric treatment strategies and additional management decisions.

Conclusions

The panel formulated and provided the rationale for recommendations on selected diagnostic and treatment strategies for adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

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https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/rccm.201908-1581ST#_i6

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Biología Molecular, BIOMARCADORES, CONSENSOS, Epidemiología, GUIDELINES, Infecciones respiratorias, Influenza, Inmunizaciones, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update.

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