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International guidelines on tackling community-acquired pneumonia show major discrepancies between developed and developing countries.
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PMID:  24330268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: The goal of this study was to compare the current guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of paediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in developing and developed countries.
METHODS: A literature search was performed consulting the Medline, Embase, Current Contents, National Guideline Clearinghouse and Cochrane database, from January 2000 to March 2013.
RESULTS: Twelve guidelines were selected: six from developed countries and six from developing countries. Major discrepancies between the diagnosis and treatment approaches recommended by guidelines covering developing and developed countries were revealed. The search also highlighted differences between recommendations issued in similar settings.
CONCLUSION: The guidelines show wide variations and weak recommendations and further research is needed to improve clinical outcomes and make better use of resources.
Elettra Berti; Luisa Galli; Maurizio de Martino; Elena Chiappini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0803-5326     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Suppl     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315043     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Suppl     Country:  Norway    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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