Episode 176.0 – Pneumonia Updates

We go over the recent updates in the workup and management of pneumonia. Hosts: Brian Gilberti, MD Audrey Tse, MD https://media.blubrry.com/coreem/content.blubrry.com/coreem/Pneumonia_Updates.mp3 Download Leave a Comment Tags: Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Show Notes 2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society Criteria for Defining Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia Validated definition includes either one major criterion or three or more minor criteria * Minor criteria * Respiratory rate > 30 breaths/min PaO2/FIO2 ratio<250 Multilobar infiltrates Confusion/disorientation * Uremia (blood urea nitrogen level > 20 mg/dl) * Leukopenia* (white blood cell count , 4,000 cells/ml) * Thrombocytopenia (platelet count , 100,000/ml) * Hypothermia (core temperature , 368 C) Hypotension requiring aggressive fluid * resuscitation * Major criteria * Septic shock with need for vasopressors * Respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation A special thanks to our Infectious Diseases Editor: Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD Infectious Diseases & Immunology NYU School of Medicine Read More

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