Impact of guideline-consistent therapy on outcome of patients with healthcare-associated and community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Grenier2011ImpactOG,
  title={Impact of guideline-consistent therapy on outcome of patients with healthcare-associated and community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Cynthia Grenier and Jacques P{\'e}pin and Vincent Nault and Jessika Howson and Xavier Fournier and Marie-Sol Poirier and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Cabana and C. Samuel Craig and Mathieu Beaudoin and Louis Valiquette},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={
          1617-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND A new category of healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has been added in the most recent American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America (ATS/IDSA) guidelines, since multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens are more common in patients with HCAP than in those with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The optimal empirical management of patients with HCAP remains controversial and adherence to guidelines is inconsistent. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 3295… CONTINUE READING

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