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Swedish guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults-Swedish Society of Infectious Diseases 2012.
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PMID:  22830356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This document presents the 2012 evidence based guidelines of the Swedish Society of Infectious Diseases for the in- hospital management of adult immunocompetent patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The prognostic score 'CRB-65' is recommended for the initial assessment of all CAP patients, and should be regarded as an aid for decision-making concerning the level of care required, microbiological investigation, and antibiotic treatment. Due to the favourable antibiotic resistance situation in Sweden, an initial narrow-spectrum antibiotic treatment primarily directed at Streptococcus pneumoniae is recommended in most situations. The recommended treatment for patients with severe CAP (CRB-65 score 2) is penicillin G in most situations. In critically ill patients (CRB-65 score 3-4), combination therapy with cefotaxime/macrolide or penicillin G/fluoroquinolone is recommended. A thorough microbiological investigation should be undertaken in all patients, including blood cultures, respiratory tract sampling, and urine antigens, with the addition of extensive sampling for more uncommon respiratory pathogens in the case of severe disease. Recommended measures for the prevention of CAP include vaccination for influenza and pneumococci, as well as smoking cessation.
Carl Spindler; Kristoffer Strålin; Lars Eriksson; Gunilla Hjerdt-Goscinski; Hans Holmberg; Christer Lidman; Anna Nilsson; Ake Ortqvist; Jonas Hedlund;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-1980     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital , Stockholm.
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