Research in community-acquired pneumonia: the next steps

Research in community-acquired pneumonia: the next steps Intensive Care Med (2017) 43:1395–1397 DOI 10.1007/s00134-017-4774-4 WHAT ’S NE W IN INTENSIVE C ARE Research in community-acquired pneumonia: the next steps 1* 2 3 Antoni Torres , Igancio Martín‑Loeches and Rosario Menéndez © 2017 Springer‑ Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and ESICM Severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) is usu- In recent years the information provided on pandemic ally defined as CAP admitted to an intensive care unit preparedness has been extremely useful, although it has (ICU). The mortality associated with SCAP is still very mainly been based on trends in the community and Pri- high, particularly in patients needing mechanical ven- mary Care settings [4]. The aim is to describe not only tilation (30%) [1]. Indeed, these patients represent an attack rates but also their severity; we believe that the important target population for future research. In this implementation of the four “S”s concept for outbreaks ICM research document we focus on three major aspects (Seasonality, Sentinel critical care, Severity and geopo- of SCAP: (1) Influenza pneumonia; (2) adjunctive anti- litical hospital Settings) would improve the detection of inflammatory treatments; and (3) medium and long-term pandemics and would also help to determine strategies, outcomes. triage, and priorities for optimizing patient care during hospital Intensive Care Medicine Springer Journals

Research in community-acquired pneumonia: the next steps

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Medicine & Public Health; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Anesthesiology; Emergency Medicine; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Pain Medicine; Pediatrics
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