TITLE

2004 update of BTS pneumonia guidelines: what's new?

AUTHOR(S)
Macfarlane, J. T.; Boldy, D.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;May2004, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p364
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on an update of the BTS guidelines for the management of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults. The BTS guidelines for management of adult community acquired pneumonia previously published in December 2001, assessed relevant evidence published upto the year 2000. Minor additions and subtractions have been made in sections on aetiology, general investigations, general management and vaccination strategies. More important changes have been in recommendations for the microbiological investigation of CAP, severity assessment, discharge planning and antibiotics.
ACCESSION #
13372497

 

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