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The pulmonary physician in critical care • 3: Critical care management of community acquired pneumonia
  1. S V Baudouin
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S V Baudouin, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK;
    S.V.Baudouin{at}ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

Severe community acquired pneumonia carries a high mortality. Early recognition of the severity of the illness, rapid and appropriate resuscitation, targeted antibiotic treatment, and the critical care support of multiple failing organ systems are all important in this group of patients. Only by improving all these aspects of care is it likely that survival will increase.

  • community acquired pneumonia
  • intensive care
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