“Community-Onset Pneumonia” From Dr. Farkas’ Internet Book of Critical Care – Awesome

Dr. Farkas’ Chapter and podcast on Community-Onset Pneumonia, from his Internet Book of Critical Care, is awesome and is the place to start or come back to for how to diagnosis and treat pneumonia.

Dr. Farkas Chapter is really a great minicourse on pneumonia and other pulmonary diseases in the differential. And as such, the chapter is relevant to all primary care clinicians as well as to critical care and emergency specialists.

Listen/re-listen to the podcast if you have time and then read/reread the Chapter [the Chapter is full of critically relevant information]. Here are direct links to the chapter and contents:


[Note to myself: It is critical to read or watch all the resources in Going further below.]

Going further: 

[Note to myself] Be sure and review the 23 references with links to PubMed that Dr. Farkas includes in the chapter.


(1) Community-onset pneumonia December 9, 2016 by Dr. Josh Farkas from The Internet Book Of Critical Care

(2) Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults [Full Text PDF] 2007

The above guidelines are currently undergoing revision and the revised guidelines are expected to be available in the fall of 2019. Therefore, I have not reviewed these guidelines.


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