Challenges in the diagnosis and management of bacterial lung infections in solid organ recipients: A narrative review

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Abstract

Respiratory infections pose a significant threat to the success of solid organ transplantation, and the diagnosis and management of these infections are challenging. The current narrative review addressed some of these challenges, based on evidence from the literature published in the last 20 years. Specifically, we focused our attention on (i) the obstacles to an etiologic diagnosis of respiratory infections among solid organ transplant recipients, (ii) the management of bacterial respiratory infections in an era characterized by increased antimicrobial resistance, and (iii) the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs dedicated to solid organ transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1221
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infections
  • Solid organ transplants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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