Community-acquired pneumonia: highlights of recent guidelines: how new recommendations may affect your practice.

Title

Community-acquired pneumonia: highlights of recent guidelines: how new recommendations may affect your practice.

Creator

File T M Jr

Publisher

Journal of Respiratory Diseases

Date

1999
1999-07

Description

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently published updated guidelines for assessing and treating patients with community-acquired pneumonia. In contrast to the common practice of treating patients on the basis of clinical manifestations alone, the IDSA recommends using chest films and microbiologic tests (including Gram's stain and culture of expectorated sputum) to confirm the diagnosis and to identify specific pathogens. Finding the causative organism helps physicians choose the best therapy and minimize side effects.

Subject

Risk Factors; Community-Acquired Infections; Pneumonia; Pneumonia – Diagnosis

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

467–475

Issue

7

Volume

20

Citation

File T M Jr, “Community-acquired pneumonia: highlights of recent guidelines: how new recommendations may affect your practice.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 29, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6132.

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