Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine 2010 , Vol 1, Issue 1
Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia Requiring Intensive Care Unit
Feza Bacakoğlu 1
1Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye

Severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has been defined as requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission because of vasopressors which necessitate shock and/or mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure. In the present review, firstly CAP is explained in general terms and then the suggestions for  ICU required pneumonia in the latest international and national guidelines will be summarized. 

Keywords : Community-acquired pneumonia, intensive care unit