Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections–full version

Author: Woodhead, M.; Blasi, F.; Ewig, S.; Garau, J.; Huchon, G.; Ieven, M.; Ortqvist, A.; Schaberg, T.; Torres, A.; van der Heijden, G.; Read, R.; Verheij, T.J.M.

Description: This document is an update of Guidelines published in 2005 and now includes scientific publications through to May 2010. It provides evidence-based recommendations for the most common management questions occurring in routine clinical practice in the management of adult patients with LRTI. Topics include management outside hospital, management inside hospital including community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis, and prevention. Background sections and graded evidence tables are also included. The target audience for the Guideline is thus all those whose routine practice includes the management of adult LRTI.

Subject headings: Adult; Bronchiectasis/drug therapy; Community-Acquired Infections/drug therapy; Cross Infection/drug therapy; Disease Management; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Pneumonia/drug therapy; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive/drug therapy; Respiratory Tract Infections/drug therapy

Publication year: 2011

Journal or book title: Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Volume: 17

Issue: Suppl 6

Pages: E1-59

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Type: Practice Guideline

Serial number: 178