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ICU Management

Treatment of Hospital-acquired Pneumonia: Updated Guidelines

2016 13 Dec

The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). A summary of the latest recommendations for practising clinicians is published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.See... Read more

ICU Management

Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New Guidelines

2016 19 Jul

New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS)  advise shorter antibiotics courses for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) - seven or fewer days of antibiotics, in a change from previous recommendations.The guidelines recommend that... Read more


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