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Guidelines for the management of severe community-acquired pneumonia
Episode 924th May 2023 • ESICM Talk • ESICM
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Severe community‐acquired pneumonia (sCAP) is a clinical entity to describe ICU-admitted patients with community‐acquired pneumonia (CAP) as they might require organ support, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality.

While European and non‐European guidelines are available for CAP, there are no specific guidelines for sCAP. Therefore, a team of experts have joined efforts to prepare a summary document to guide the most effective treatments and management strategies for adult patients with sCAP.

Listen to the following podcast to learn more about these guidelines produced by the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), and the Latin American Thoracic Association (ALAT).

Original paper: ERS/ESICM/ESCMID/ALAT guidelines for the management of severe community-acquired pneumonia


Ignacio MARTIN-LOECHES. Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Research Organisation (MICRO), St James’s Hospital, Dublin (IE).

Antoni TORRES. CIBER of Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid (ES).

Pedro PÓVOA. NOVA Medical School, CHRC, New University of Lisbon (PT).