Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management|
|Date issued||December 2014|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- In moderate- to high-severity community-acquired pneumonia does using legionella and pneumococcal urinary antigen testing in addition to other routine tests improve outcomes?
- In patients hospitalised with moderate- to high-severity community-acquired pneumonia, does using C-reactive protein monitoring in addition to clinical observation to guide antibiotic duration safely reduce the total duration of antibiotic therapy compared with a fixed empirical antibiotic course?
- What is the clinical effectiveness of continuous positive pressure ventilation compared with usual care in patients with community-acquired pneumonia and type I respiratory failure without a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
- Can rapid microbiological diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia reduce the use of xtendedspectrum antibiotic therapy, without adversely affecting outcomes?