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Rev Esp Quimioter 2024, March 4

Candent issues in pneumonia. Reflections from the Fifth Annual Meeting of Spanish Experts 2023

CRISTÓBAL M RODRÍGUEZ-LEAL, CARLOS GONZÁLEZ-CORRALEJO, FRANCISCO JOSÉ CANDEL, MIGUEL SALAVERT, ON BEHALF OF COLLABORATIVE AUTHORS AND MEDICAL SOCIETIES FOR THE 5TH EDITION OF PNEUMONIA DAY

Published: 4 Mach 2024

http://www.doi.org/10.37201/req/018.2024

Pneumonia is a multifaceted illness with a wide range of clinical manifestations, degree of severity and multiple potential causing microorganisms. Despite the intensive research of recent decades, community-acquired pneumonia remains the third-highest cause of mortality in developed countries and the first due to infections; and hospital-acquired pneumonia is the main cause of death from nosocomial infection in critically ill patients. Guidelines for management of this disease are available world wide, but there are questions which generate controversy, and the latest advances make it difficult to stay them up to date. A multidisciplinary approach can overcome these limitations and can also aid to improve clinical results. Spanish medical societies involved in diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia have made a collaborative effort to actualize and integrate last expertise about this infection. The aim of this paper is to reflect this knowledge, communicated in Fifth Pneumonia Day in Spain. It reviews the most important questions about this disorder, such as microbiological diagnosis, advances in antibiotic and sequential therapy, management of beta-lactam allergic patient, preventive measures, management of unusual or multi-resistant microorganisms and adjuvant or advanced therapies in Intensive Care Unit.

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