Search Tag: hospital-acquired pneumonia

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Diagnostic approaches for hospital-acquired pneumonia

2019 27 Feb

A new study suggests that a comprehensive approach might be undertaken for microbiological diagnosis in critically ill non-ventilated hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP). Sputum sampling determined one third of microbiological diagnosis in HAP patients who were not subsequently intubated. In contrast, invasive methods were associated with higher rates... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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... Read more