Pneumonia in the Elderly

Peter A. Frith, Karin S. Nyfort-Hansen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrescribing for Elderly Patients
EditorsStephen Jackson, Paul Jansen, Arduino Mangoni
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780470024287
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2009


  • "gold standard" confirming pneumonia - plain chest X-ray
  • Chest X-ray infiltrates, and Apache Score ≥ 22 (27, 28)
  • Choice of antibiotic for CAP - local antibiotic sensitivity patterns
  • Community acquired (CAP) and hospital acquired (HAP) pneumonia
  • CURB-65 criteria for CAP severity
  • Empirical antibiotic therapy for aspiration pneumonia
  • Important considerations for drug usage
  • Pneumococcal vaccination in severity of infection in elderly
  • Pneumonia in elderly

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Frith, P. A., & Nyfort-Hansen, K. S. (2009). Pneumonia in the Elderly. In S. Jackson, P. Jansen, & A. Mangoni (Eds.), Prescribing for Elderly Patients (pp. 199-209). John Wiley & Sons Ltd.