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Special Issue "Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumonia"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: respiratory medicine; epidemiology; risk factors; outcome; treatment; prevention and pathogenetic mechanisms of respiratory infections; community-acquired pneumonia; intensive care
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Pneumonia is a severe health problem and a significant cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The burden of pneumonia is expected to grow given the increasing aging population, the number of patients with multiple comorbidities, including immunosuppression, and the emergence of antibiotic resistance pathogens. PES pathogens (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, extended-spectrum β-lactamase Enterobacteriaceae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) account for approximately 6% of cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with microbiological diagnosis. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens account for approximately half of the microbiologically confirmed cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
Despite improvements in its management, due to the implementation of international guidelines for community-acquired, hospital-acquired, and ventilator-associated pneumonia, the diagnosis of pneumonia is still a challenge, especially in specific populations, such as elderly patients and immunocompromised patients. Our current clinical practice is insufficient to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality rates, as well as to avoid short- and long-term sequelae. There is a need for novel approaches to be incorporated in the clinical practice, embracing new knowledge, prevention measures, and therapeutic strategies.
Prof. Dr. Antoni Torres
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- community-acquired pneumonia
- hospital-acquired pneumonia
- ventilator-associated pneumonia
- respiratory infections