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Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society.
TLDR
These guidelines are intended for use by healthcare professionals who care for patients at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), including specialists in infectious diseases, pulmonary diseases, critical care, and surgeons, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, and any clinicians and healthcare providers caring for hospitalized patients with nosocomial pneumonia.
Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
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These guidelines are intended to provide practitioners with a standardized approach to the rational, safe, and effective use of antimicrobial agents for the prevention of surgical-site infections based on currently available clinical evidence and emerging issues.
Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
These guidelines were developed jointly by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and the
Guidelines for the provision and assessment of nutrition support therapy in the adult critically ill patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral
TLDR
The guidelines offer basic recommendations that are supported by review and analysis of the pertinent available current literature, by other national and international guidelines, and by the blend of expert opinion and clinical practicality.
Practice parameters for hemodynamic support of sepsis in adult patients: 2004 update
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An organized approach to the hemodynamic support of sepsis was formulated, and specific recommendations for fluid resuscitation, vasopressor therapy, and inotropic therapy of septic in adult patients were promulgated.
Tracheostomy: Epidemiology, Indications, Timing, Technique, and Outcomes
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Percutaneous tracheostomy with flexible bronchoscopy guidance is recommended, and optimal percutaneous techniques, indications, and contraindications and results in high-risk patients (coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia, obesity) are reviewed.
Surgical site infections: reanalysis of risk factors.
TLDR
Diabetes and malnutrition are significant preoperative risk factors for SSI, and future SSI studies should target early preoperative intervention and optimization of patients with diabetes and malnutrition.
Epidemiology of sepsis in patients with traumatic injury
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Increasing injury severity, measured by Injury Severity Score, was a significant independent predictor of sepsis in trauma and was associated with increased intensive care unit resource utilization and mortality.
Clinical practice guideline: Red blood cell transfusion in adult trauma and critical care*
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Evidence-based recommendations regarding the use of RBC transfusion in adult trauma and critical care will provide important information to critical care practitioners.
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