New aspects in the management of pneumonia

  title={New aspects in the management of pneumonia},
  author={Elena Prina and Adrian Ceccato and Antoni Torres},
  booktitle={Critical care},
Despite improvements in the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), morbidity and mortality are still high, especially in patients with more severe disease. Early and appropriate antibiotics remain the cornerstone in the treatment of CAP. However, two aspects seem to contribute to a worse outcome: an uncontrolled inflammatory reaction and an inadequate immune response. Adjuvant treatments, such as corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulins, have been proposed to counterbalance… CONTINUE READING