Recommendations for treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: review of recent international guidelines.

Title

Recommendations for treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: review of recent international guidelines.

Creator

File Thomas M Jr

Publisher

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Date

2010
2010-08

Description

Recently published guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia are reviewed for recommendations regarding diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy to assess the implications for development of future clinical trials. Despite some differences (mostly related to likely pathogens), there is a general agreement about the recommended approach to management. All of the reviewed guidelines invariably recommend early, appropriate antimicrobial therapy and avoidance of excessive antimicrobials by deescalation of therapy on the basis of microbiological culture results and the clinical response of the patient. Developers of future clinical trials will need to be mindful of these recommendations to maintain best practice care for each investigator.

Subject

*Practice Guidelines as Topic; Anti-Bacterial Agents/*therapeutic use; Bacteria/drug effects/isolation & purification; Bacterial/diagnosis/*drug therapy; Clinical Trials as Topic; Cross Infection/diagnosis/*drug therapy; Hospitals; Humans; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Pneumonia; Time Factors; Ventilator-Associated/diagnosis/*drug therapy

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

S42–47

Volume

51 Suppl 1

Citation

File Thomas M Jr, “Recommendations for treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: review of recent international guidelines.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4145.

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