NEOMED infectious disease specialist shares expertise in New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine regularly shares case vignettes highlighting common clinical problems. As explained on the journal’s website: “Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors’ clinical recommendations.” 

In the August 17 edition of the journal, the common clinical problem being addressed was “Community-Acquired Pneumonia.”

And the key opinion leader called on to share clinical recommendations? Infectious disease expert Thomas M. File, Jr., M.D., professor of Internal Medicine at NEOMED, who coauthored the response with Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., Norton Infectious Diseases Institute, University of Louisville.

The authors examined the case of a 66-year-old man with underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease “who presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of fever, dyspnea and cough productive of green, purulent sputum.”

What would your clinical recommendations be?

Read Clinical Practice: Community-Acquired Pneumonia in NEJM

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