Management of adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: 2016 clinical practice guidelines by the infectious diseases society of America and the American thoracic society

Kalil, Andre C., Metersky, Mark L., Klompas, Michael, Muscedere, John, Sweeney, Daniel A., Palmer, Lucy B., Napolitano, Lena M., O'Grady, Naomi P., Bartlett, John G., Carratala, Jordi, El Solh, Ali A., Ewig, Santiago, Fey, Paul D., File, Thomas M., Jr., Restrepo, Marcos I., Roberts, Jason A., Waterer, Grant W., Cruse, Peggy, Knight, Shandra L. and Brozek, Jan L. (2016) Management of adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: 2016 clinical practice guidelines by the infectious diseases society of America and the American thoracic society. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 63 5: E61-E111. doi:10.1093/cid/ciw353


Author Kalil, Andre C.
Metersky, Mark L.
Klompas, Michael
Muscedere, John
Sweeney, Daniel A.
Palmer, Lucy B.
Napolitano, Lena M.
O'Grady, Naomi P.
Bartlett, John G.
Carratala, Jordi
El Solh, Ali A.
Ewig, Santiago
Fey, Paul D.
File, Thomas M., Jr.
Restrepo, Marcos I.
Roberts, Jason A.
Waterer, Grant W.
Cruse, Peggy
Knight, Shandra L.
Brozek, Jan L.
Title Management of adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: 2016 clinical practice guidelines by the infectious diseases society of America and the American thoracic society
Journal name Clinical Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1058-4838
1537-6591
Publication date 2016-09-01
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1093/cid/ciw353
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 63
Issue 5
Start page E61
End page E111
Total pages 51
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract It is important to realize that guidelines cannot always account for individual variation among patients. They are not intended to supplant physician judgment with respect to particular patients or special clinical situations. IDSA considers adherence to these guidelines to be voluntary, with the ultimate determination regarding their application to be made by the physician in the light of each patient's individual circumstances. These guidelines are intended for use by healthcare professionals who care for patients at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), including specialists in infectious diseases, pulmonary diseases, critical care, and surgeons, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, and any clinicians and healthcare providers caring for hospitalized patients with nosocomial pneumonia. The panel's recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of HAP and VAP are based upon evidence derived from topic-specific systematic literature reviews.
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