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Tuesday February 17th, 2009

New European consensus document for management of hospital pneumonia

Dr. Antoni Torres

Considerable disagreement persists regarding hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. This circumstance has led to the initiative to create a consensus document that unifies the criteria of the 3 main European societies linked to these diseases—the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The person chosen to coordinate this project and represent the ERS was Dr. Antoni Torres, head of the respiratory medicine department of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona and leader of the research team on the spiritual diseases at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS). He is the principal author of the article published in the Journal Intensive Care Medicine (35:9-29), which lists the 20 points of agreement that were reached.

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