Chapter 6. Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor4,5,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology4 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor4,6
  1. David C. Rhew MD Associate Clinical Professor1,2,3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch6

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rhew, D. C. (2009) Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 6

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Zynx Health Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  2. 2

    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • management of community-acquired pneumonia;
  • American College of Physicians (ACP) Journal Club;
  • evidence-based approach - improving care and reducing costs;
  • diagnostic accuracy of history of physical examination - in CAP diagnosis;
  • gold standard for confirming pneumonia - being chest radiograph (CXR);
  • sputum gram stain and culture;
  • urine legionella antigen test - in identifying Legionella pneumophila serogroup I;
  • RCTs, comparing shorter versus longer courses of antibiotic treatment of patients with CAP;
  • pneumococcal vaccine in adults

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Burden of illness/relevance to clinical practice

  • Clinical history and physical examination

  • Chest radiograph

  • Admission decision

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Antibiotic treatment

  • Prevention

  • References