Should the ATS/IDSA Guidelines for Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia be Reevaluated
Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, 01/17/2011
Ferrer M et al. – Extensive research needs to be undertaken to validate the efficacy of guidelines in predicting the etiology of pneumonia, in particular, to promptly identify multidrug–resistant pathogens. A recent report has validated the latest guidelines and has called attention for further research to improve microbial prediction.