Chapter 11. Diagnosis and Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Sam G. Campbell MB BCh, CCFP(EM), CHE, Dip PEC(SA) Associate Professor1 and
  2. Tom Marrie MD, FRCPC Professor Dean2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch11

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Campbell, S. G. and Marrie, T. (2008) Diagnosis and Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 2

    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • community-acquired pneumonia - diagnosis and treatment;
  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP);
  • clear chest X-ray (CXR) and CAP confirmed by diagnostic imaging;
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE and EMBASE and RCTs;
  • outpatient antibiotic selection;
  • comparison of health outcomes using PSI risk stratification method;
  • idea of cycling antibiotic use in community but practically unlikely

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References