7th leading cause of death and leading cause from infectious disease in US
Highest mortality in elderly and patients with the following coexisting conditions:
Shortness of breath
Pleuritic chest pain
Consider inhaled bronchodilators.
Consider endotracheal intubation in cases of severe respiratory distress.
Based on severity of illness, coexisting conditions, ability of home care, and follow-up
Clinical decision-making rules may aid in stratifying patients but should...
Delayed initiation of antibiotics in ill-appearing patients
Failure to recognize pneumonia in patients assumed to have exacerbations of underlying lung conditions
Failure to question...
Mandell LA, Wunderink RG, Anzueto A, et al. Infectious Disease Society of America/American Thoracic Society consensus guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia...
481 Pneumococcal pneumonia [Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia]
486 Pneumonia, organism unspecified
507.0 Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food or vomitus
997.31 Ventilator associated pneumonia
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