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Personalizing the Management of Pneumonia.

A new interesting article has been published in Clin Chest Med. 2018 Dec;39(4):871-900. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2018.08.008. Review and titled:

Personalizing the Management of Pneumonia.

Authors of this article are:

Gautam S, Sharma L, Dela Cruz CS.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Pneumonia is a highly prevalent disease with considerable morbidity and mortality. However, diagnosis and therapy still rely on antiquated methods, leading to the vast overuse of antimicrobials, which carries risks for both society and the individual. Furthermore, outcomes in severe pneumonia remain poor. Genomic techniques have the potential to transform the management of pneumonia through deep characterization of pathogens as well as the host response to infection. This characterization will enable the delivery of selective antimicrobials and immunomodulatory therapy that will help to offset the disorder associated with overexuberant immune responses.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Antibiotic resistance;Immunomodulation;Individualized;Personalized;Pneumonia;Precision

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