Evidence base: Community-acquired pneumonia

A selection of guidelines and resources for the management of community-acquired pneumonia

Patchy alveolar shadowing in the right mid and lower zones (Photograph: Author image)
Patchy alveolar shadowing in the right mid and lower zones (Photograph: Author image)

Guidelines

  • Lim WS, Baudouin SV, George RC et al. British Thoracic Society guidelines for the management of community acquired pneumonia in adults: update 2009. Thorax 2009; 64: supp iii.
  • Burkhardt O, Ewig S, Giersdorf S et al. Procalcitonin guidance and reduction of antibiotic use in acute respiratory tract infection. Eur Respir J 2010; 36: 601-7.

For an alternative view:

  • Infectious Disease Society of America/American Thoracic Society Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults. Clin Infect Dis 2007; 44: supp 2.

Curriculum

Online

This excellent resource centre collects worldwide data on CAP and has resulted in a number of publications, which are available on the website.

 

Contributed by Dr Simon Barry, consultant chest physician, University Hospital Llandough

 

 

 

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