Acute Infectious Pneumonia
Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine
Pneumonia is a common community- and hospital-acquired infection that is managed in the intensive care unit (ICU) when it leads to acute respiratory failure or septic shock, or when it complicates the course of an otherwise serious illness. Modern medical technology has not been able to eliminate this infection. Rather, it has promoted its emergence by the application of novel, life-sustaining therapies in specific atrisk populations who have impairments in respiratory tract host defenses. This chapter reviews the scope of the problem among seriously ill patients.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Critical Care | Pulmonology
Nair GB, Niederman MS. Acute Infectious Pneumonia In: Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2018; p. 1686-711.