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Practice Guideline
. 2011 Nov;17 Suppl 6:E1-59.
doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03672.x.

Guidelines for the Management of Adult Lower Respiratory Tract Infections--Full Version

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Guidelines for the Management of Adult Lower Respiratory Tract Infections--Full Version

M Woodhead et al. Clin Microbiol Infect. .
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Abstract

This document is an update of Guidelines published in 2005 and now includes scientific publications through to May 2010. It provides evidence-based recommendations for the most common management questions occurring in routine clinical practice in the management of adult patients with LRTI. Topics include management outside hospital, management inside hospital (including community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis) and prevention. Background sections and graded evidence tables are also included. The target audience for the Guideline is thus all those whose routine practice includes the management of adult LRTI.

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Streptococcus pneumoniae: proportion of invasive isolates non-susceptible to penicillin (PNSP) in 2008. *These countries did not report any data or reported <10 isolates.
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Streptococcus pneumoniae: proportion of invasive isolates non-susceptible to erythromycin in 2008. From EARSS. *These countries did not report any data or reported <10 isolates.

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