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MD Consult: Books: Goldman: Cecil Medicine: SUGGESTED READINGS

Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed.

Copyright © 2007 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier


American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America: Guidelines for the management of adults with hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated, and health care associated pneumonia.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med  2005; 171:388-416.A comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and health care–associated pneumonia

Falguera M, Martín M, Ruiz-González A, et al: Community-acquired pneumonia as the initial manifestation of serious underlying diseases.  Am J Med  2005; 118:378-383.Among 660 patients, 45% had prior underlying diseases, whereas 6% had one or more new comorbid conditions

Kyaw MH, Lynfield R, Schaffner W, et al: Effect of introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae.  N Engl J Med  2006; 354:1455-1463.Rates of resistant disease caused by vaccine serotypes fell 87%, whereas serotype 19A, which was not included in the vaccine, increased

Mandell LA, Wunderink RG, Anzueto A, et al: Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society consensus guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults.  Clin Infect Dis  2007; 44(Suppl 2):S27-S72.Consensus guidelines

Menendez R, Torres A, Rodriguez de Castro P, et al: Reaching stability in community acquired pneumonia: The effects of the severity of disease, treatment and characteristics of the patients.  Clin Infect Dis  2004; 239:1783-1790.Empirical treatment that follows guidelines is associated with earlier clinical stability

Skowronski DM, Astell C, Brunham RC, et al: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): A year in review.  Annu Rev Med  2005; 56:357-381.Overview of clinical, virologic, and epidemiologic factors related to infection with the SARS-associated coronavirus

The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group: A randomized trial of diagnostic techniques for ventilator-associated pneumonia.  N Engl J Med  2006; 355:2619-2630.Two diagnostic strategies showed similar clinical outcomes and similar overall antibiotic use

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