Pneumonia and Pleural Effusion Guidelines
These links provide access to information and guidelines related to pneumonia and pleural effusions.
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia. An Official Clinical Practice Guideline from the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America (PDF file)
- Management of Adults with Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society (PDF file)
- eMedicine Article on Parapneumonic Pleural Effusions and Empyema Thoracis
- Light's Criteria for Transudative versus Exudative Pleural Effusions (PDF file)