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Nosocomial Pneumonia Guidelines : An International Perspective

Lionel A. Mandell; G. Douglas Campbell, Jr.
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Affiliations: From the Division of Infectious Disease, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,  From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana State University Medical Center

Affiliations: From the Division of Infectious Disease, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,  From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana State University Medical Center


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;113(3_Supplement):188S-193S. doi:10.1378/chest.113.3_Supplement.188S
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Abstract

Hospital-acquired pneumonia is a serious illness with substantial morbidity and mortality. Management of this illness is challenging for the physician and a number of diverse issues must be considered when initiating therapy. Guidelines for the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia have been developed in Canada and the United States. A questionnaire sent to infectious disease physicians or clinical microbiologists in 29 countries showed that Australia, Sweden, and France had national guidelines in addition to Canada and the United States, while Hong Kong and France had single hospital-based guidelines. These guidelines are reviewed and some of the controversial issues relating to nosocomial pneumonia are discussed.


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