Nontuberculous Myobacterial Pulmonary Disease

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106 Commerce Street, Suite 105 Lake Mary, FL 32746 TEL: 407.878.7606 • FAX: 407.878.7611 Order additional copies at Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved ATSNTM08202c Disclaimer is pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. is pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. e ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician aer consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. Abbreviations AFB, acid-fast bacilli; BUN, blood, urea, nitrogen; CrCL, creatinine clearance; ECG, electrocardiogram; GI, gastrointestinal; IM, intramuscular; IV, intravenous; N/A, not applicable; NTM, Nontuberculous mycobacteria; QTc, corrected QT Source Charles L Daley, Jonathan M Iaccarino, Christoph Lange, Emmanuelle Cambau, Richard J Wallace, Jr, Claire Andrejak, Erik C Böttger, Jan Brozek, David E Griffith, Lorenzo Guglielmetti, Gwen A Huitt, Shandra L Knight, Philip Leitman, eodore K Marras, Kenneth N Olivier, Miguel Santin, Jason E Stout, Enrico Tortoli, Jakko van Ingen, Dirk Wagner, Kevin L Winthrop, Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease: An Official ATS/ERS/ESCMID/IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline: Executive Summary, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa241, Table 7. Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE)-based Recommendations Strong Recommendation Conditional Recommendation Patients Most individuals in this situation would want the recommended course of action, and only a small proportion would not. e majority of individuals in this situation would want the suggested course of action, but many would not. Clinicians Most individuals should receive the intervention. Adherence to the recommendation according to the guideline could be used as a quality criterion or performance indicator. Formal decision aids are not likely to be needed to help individuals make decisions consistent with their values and preferences. Recognize that different choices will be appropriate for individual patients and that you must help each patient arrive at a management decision consistent with his or her values and preferences. Decision aids may be useful in helping individuals to make decisions consistent with their values and preferences. Policy makers e recommendation can be adopted as policy in most situations. Policy making will require substantial debate and involvement of various stakeholders.

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