Management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults: updated Swedish guidelines 2017

Simon Athlin, Christer Lidman, Anders Lundqvist, Pontus Naucler, Anna C. Nilsson, Carl Spindler, Kristoffer Strålin, Jonas Hedlund

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Abstract

Based on expert group work, Swedish recommendations for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults are here updated. The management of sepsis-induced hypotension is addressed in detail, including monitoring and parenteral therapy. The importance of respiratory support in cases of acute respiratory failure is emphasized. Treatment with high-flow oxygen and non-invasive ventilation is recommended. The use of statins or steroids in general therapy is not found to be fully supported by evidence. In the management of pleural infection, new data show favourable effects of tissue plasminogen activator and deoxyribonuclease installation. Detailed recommendations for the vaccination of risk groups are afforded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-272
JournalInfectious Diseases
Volume50
Issue number4
Early online date2017 Nov 7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Infectious Medicine

Free keywords

  • Antibiotic
  • Community acquired
  • Guidelines
  • Pneumonia
  • Sweden
  • Treatment

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