Guidelines

Review of the Guidelines of the Spanish Society of Chemotherapy on antibiotic selection in the treatment of acute invasive infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

P. aeruginosa is not only intrinsically resistant to many groups of antimicrobials, but is also extremely capable in acquiring resistance to almost all antibacterial agents that are used for the therapy of infections caused by this pathogen, making …

Healthcare-associated meningitis and ventriculitis: diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis

Healthcare-associated meningitis and ventriculitis are a common problem of modern public health, which are characterized by diverse etiological spectrum of multidrug resistant microorganisms, presented by difficulties for early diagnosis and adequate …

Review of updated clinical practice guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) for Clostridium difficile infection in adults and children (2017)

An update on 2010 clinical practice guideline on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) was published in March 2018. This new version of …

Clinical Guidelines on Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis of Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults

Prophylaxis of Infections in Trauma and Orthopedic Patients

The paper provides an overview of the current guidelines on antimicrobial prophylaxis in trauma and orthopedic patients. During last dacades orthopedic involves the use of various implants for prolonged time. It changed the etiology of postoperative …

Epidemiological Surveillance of Community-Aсquired Pneumonia

Methodology Issues of Legionella Pneumonia Diagnosis in Medical Institutions (Part 2)

Objective. To use algorithm of microbiologic and epidemiologic methods when detecting two or more cases of legionellosis in the medical institution, in accordance with the international guidelines and to assess its efficacy. Materials and Methods. A total of 76 hematological patients with pneumonia and acute respiratory failure were tested for legionellosis using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid culture and Legionella urinary antigen test between December 2010 and January 2013. Water samples obtained from the institution’s hot water supply system were tested for Legionella by the standard microbiology method.

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis of Infectious Complications in Military Surgery

Infectious complications of combat-related injuries are the main cause of mortality and prolonged hospitalization in servicemen. Modern armed conflicts make it possible to use all of the advantages of medical care at early stages following wounding. …

Review of Current Guidelines on the Management of Pediatric Patients with Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) is a common disease in pediatric practice, which takes a fifth place among the causes of antimicrobials administration to children. This paper presents a review of current clinical guidelines on the management of …