Journal article

Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Adults: A Consensus Statement Regarding Initial Strategies

Julio A Ramirez, Daniel M Musher, Scott E Evans, Charles Dela Cruz, Kristina A Crothers, Chadi A Hage, Stefano Aliberti, Antonio Anzueto, Francisco Arancibia, Forest Arnold, Elie Azoulay, Francesco Blasi, Jose Bordon, Steven Burdette, Bin Cao, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, James Chalmers, Patrick Charles, Jean Chastre, Yann-Erick Claessens Show all

Chest | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) guidelines have improved the treatment and outcomes of patients with CAP, primarily by standardization of initial empirical therapy. But current society-published guidelines exclude immunocompromised patients. RESEARCH QUESTION: There is no consensus regarding the initial treatment of immunocompromised patients with suspected CAP. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This consensus document was created by a multidisciplinary panel of 45 physicians with experience in the treatment of CAP in immunocompromised patients. The Delphi survey methodology was used to reach consensus. RESULTS: The panel focused on 21 questions addressing initial management strategie..

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