Clinical practice guidelines are documents prepared with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. Modern medical guidelines are based on an examination of current evidence within the paradigm of evidence-based medicine and are based on a systematic review of the literature. They usually include summarized consensus statements on best practice in healthcare. A healthcare provider is obliged to know the medical guidelines of his or her profession, and has to decide whether or not to follow the recommendations of a guideline for an individual treatment.

In this section, which is the most frequently “visited", several recently published Clinical practice guideline articles on different topics have been included, all free access. All articles included in the following sections have been put in order according the publication year.


Christoph Lübbert, Endres John, Lutz von Müller
Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111: 723–31
Lorry G. Rubin, Myron J. Levin, Per Ljungman, E. Graham Davies, et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;58(3):e44–100
Dennis L. Stevens, Alan L. Bisno, Henry F. Chambers, E. Patchen Dellinger, et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;59(2):147–59
Angela M.Minassian, Douglas R. Osmon and Anthony R. Berendt
J Antimicrob Chemother 2014; 69 Suppl 1: i29–i35
Douglas R. Osmon, Elie F. Berbari, Anthony R. Berendt, Daniel Lew, et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2013;56(1):e1–25
M. Paul, E. Roilides and P. T. Tassios
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 19 Number 12, December 2013
George K. Siberry, Mark J. Abzug, Sharon Nachman, Michael T. Brady, et al.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 November ; 32(0 2): i–KK4
Ellen Jo Baron, J. Michael Miller, Melvin P. Weinstein, Sandra S. Richter et al
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2013;57(4):e22–121
Michelle Barton, Michael Hawkes, Dorothy Moore, John Conly, Lindsay Nicolle, Upton Allen, et al.
Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol, vol 17, suppl C, September/October 2006
Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia (SEQ), Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI) y Asociación Española de Cirujanos (AEC, Sección de Infección Quirúrgica)
Rev Esp Quimioterap, Diciembre 2006, Vol. 19. no 4, 378-394
A. van Belkum, P. T. Tassios, L. Dijkshoorn, S. Haeggman, et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2007, CMI, 13 (Suppl. 3), 1–4
Dilip Nathwani, Marina Morgan, Robert G. Masterton, et al
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy doi:10.1093/jac/dkn096 AdvanceAccess publication 13 March, 2008
S. W. Chapman, W. E. Dismukes, L. A. Proia, R. W. Bradsher, P. G. Pappas, et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008; 46:1801–12
A. Liapikou, M. Ferrer, E. Polverino, V. Balasso, M. Esperatti,et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009; 48:377–85
K. P. High, S. F. Bradley, S. Gravenstein, D. R. Mehr, V. J. Quagliarello, C. Richards, T. T. Yoshikawa
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009; 48:149–71
Patrick A Flume, Karen A Robinson, Brian P O’Sullivan, et al
Respiratory Care, April 2009, vol 54, no 4, 522-537
Philip LoBue, Christine Sizemore, Kenneth G. Castro
MMWR February 13, 2009, 1-43
Mermel LA, Allon M, Bouza E, Craven DE, Flynn P, O'Grady NP, Raad II, et al
Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 1;49(1):1-45.
Nathan Clumeck, Chair, Brussels, Nikos Dedes, Pozniak A, and the EACS Executive Committee
EACS Guidelines, 2009.
Mazurek GH, Jereb J, Vernon A, LoBue P, Goldberg S, Castro K and Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
MMWR Recomm Rep. 2010 Jun 25;59(RR-5):1-25.
Department of health and human services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportMMWR, December 17, 2010 / Vol. 59 / No. RR-12
Antoni Torres, Miquel Ferrer, and Joan Ramo´n Badia
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010; 51(S1):S48–S53
Rosario Menéndez, Antoni Torres, Javier Aspa, et al.
Arch Bronconeumol. 2010;46(10):543-558