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September 21st, 2009

Podcast 57: Treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines

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When treated according to 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines, community-acquired pneumonia is a less dangerous disease. You need to administer only 10 guideline-compliant treatments to elderly people, according to one estimate, in order to save a life. A good deal, no? We have the authors of two papers on the benefits of compliance as our guests this week. Their studies were published in the September 14 edition of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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