Pulmonary Medicine ISSN 1930-6741
Author : Ramesh Kaul ,MD, FCCP
The modern concepts in Pneumonia.
Infected alveolar sacs with inflammation would qualify to be diagnosed as pneumonia. Historically
What is so different in present pneumonia management ?
Coverage for atypical organisms is further emphasized, population is older and more emphasis on immuno-compromised state and drug resistance.
Improvement and on going battle with drug resistance will keep changing the guidelines.
Age patients are older then last ten years of reviews and research.
Antibiotics induced mortality with c. difficile , allergic nephropathy and escalating costs have brought a new paradigm in pulmonary care.
Pre admission antibiotic therapy , antibiotic resistance, epidemics of viral, P.P.L.O. and atypical organisms on rise.
Immuno compromised status, advanced cardiac disease, and poor nutritional status have made management different due to co-Morbidities.
How should we treat the modern malady?
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
Guidelines for the Management of Adults with
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