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Updated guideline on ventilator-associated and hospital-acquired pneumonia

KEY POINT

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) released updated guidance on management of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) that recommends hospital-specific antibiograms to guide antibiotic selection, shorter therapy durations, and antibiotic de-escalation in an effort to limit the development of antibiotic resistance without compromising patient safety.