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Table 2 Supportive care for patients with pneumonia

From: Antibiotic therapy, supportive treatment and management of immunomodulation-inflammation response in community acquired pneumonia: review of recommendations

Respiratory failure Mild Oxygen therapy
  Severe Invasive ventilation with protective low tidal volume (6 ml/kg) if bilateral infiltrate or ARDS
Severe NIV contraindicated in the majority could be used as personized option
Prevention of DVT and pulmonary throboembolism In patients with reduced mobility LMWH or heparin
Prevention of disabilities   Early mobilization from the day after the onset of the symptoms
  1. ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, NIV Non Invasive Ventilation, LMWE Low Molecular Weight Heparin