#Pneumonia #research: time to fill in the gaps (Lancet Resp Med., summary)

[Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Pneumonia research: time to fill in the gaps

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine / Published: October 17, 2019 / DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30400-X

 

Summary

Pneumonia remains a leading cause of death worldwide without substantial improvements in mortality since the introduction of antibiotics over 50 years ago. Approximately 1 million adults in the USA attend hospital for the treatment of pneumonia each year, and 50 000 die from the disease, with the majority being older than 65 years. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is responsible for most of the health care burden of pneumonia and on Oct 1, 2019, the American Thoracic Society released new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with CAP.

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Keywords: Pneumonia.

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