Clinical Guidelines

The guidelines listed below have either been generated by BIA or endorsed by the BIA Guidelines Development Group.

 

Clinical practice guidelines are "guides" only and may not apply to all patients and all clinical situations. They are not intended to override clinicians' judgment.

 

Guidelines for the antibiotic treatment of endocarditis in adults (2004)

Guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (2009)

Guidelines for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of endocarditis in adults: a report of the working party of the BSAC (2012)

Guidelines for the prevention of endocarditis: report of the working party of the BSAC (2006)

Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults (2001)

Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults (2009 Update)

Early management of suspected bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in immunocompetent adults (2003)

Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infection (2004)

ATS/IDSA Statement: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases (2007)

Tuberculosis: Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control (2011)

British Infection Society guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis of the central nervous system in adults and children (2009)

Guidelines for treatment of candidiasis (2004)

Guidelines for the treatment of onychomycosis (2003)

Guidelines for the management of tinea capitis (2000)

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Histoplasmosis(2007)

British HIV Association Guidelines for immunization of HIV-infected adults (2008)

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among Adults and Adolescents (2004)

Pandemic flu. Clinical management of patients with influenza-like illness during an influenza pandemic (2006)

Chickenpox in Adults - Clinical Management (2008)

UK malaria treatment guidelines (2007)

Management of suspected viral encephalitis in adults (2012)

Management of suspected viral encephalitis in children (2012)

 

 

Guidelines by system

 

CARDIOVASCULAR
 
Endocarditis therapy
BSAC 04 Guidelines for the antibiotic treatment of endocarditis in adults: report of the working party for the British Society for Antimicroial Chemotherapy.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2004 Dec;54(6):971-81.
ESC 09 Guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis.
European Heart Journal 2009

 BSAC 12        Guidelines for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of endocarditis in adults: a report of the working party of the BSAC

 

Endocarditis prophylaxis
BSAC 06 Guidelines for the prevention of endocarditis: report of the Working Party of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Jun;57(6):1035-42.

 

RESPIRATORY
 
Community acquired pneumonia
BTS 01(09) Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults
Thorax 2001; 56: (suppl IV)
  Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults 2009 Update. British Thoracic Society

 

NEUROLOGICAL
 
Meningitis
Journal of Infection
Early management of suspected bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in immunocompetent adults.
BIS and Meningitis Research Foundation 2003
 
 
Encephalitis
 

Management of suspected viral encephalitis in adults

Association of British Neurologists and British Infection Association National Guidelines 2012

Journal of Infection 2012 Apr; 64(4): 347-373

 

Management of suspected viral encephalitis in children

Association of British Neurologists and British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group National Guidelines 2012

Journal of Infection 2012 May; 64(5): 449-477

 

 

 
 
SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE
 
Diabetic foot infection
IDSA 04 Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infection.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004;39:885-910

 

 

Guidelines by organism

 

Bacteria
 
Mycobacteria
ATS/IDSA 07 ATS/IDSA Statement: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases
NICE 2011 CG117 Tuberculosis: Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control. March 2011
Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions at the Royal College of Physicians
CNS TB 2009 British Infection Society guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis of the central nervous system in adults and children

 

Fungi
 
Candida
IDSA 04 Guidelines for treatment of candidiasis
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004;38:161-189
 
Fungal skin and nail infection
BAD 04 Guidelines for the treatment of onychomycosis
British Journal of Dermatology 2003; 148: 402–410
BAD 00 Guidelines for the management of tinea capitis
British Journal of Dermatology 2000; 143: 53-58.

  

Histoplasma
IDSA 2007 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Histoplasmosis
Clinical Infection Diseases 2007;45:807-826
 
Viruses - HIV
BHIVA 2008 British HIV Association Guidelines for immunization of HIV-infected adults.
HIV Medicine (2008), 9, 795-848
CDC/IDSA/NIH
04
Treating Opportunistic Infections Among Adults and Adolescents (CDC, NIH and HIVMA/IDSA)
 
Viruses - other
 
Avian influenza

 

Journal of Infection

Pandemic flu. Clinical management of patients with influenza-like illness during an influenza pandemic.
BIS / BTS / HPA 2006

 

Chickenpox in Adults

 

Chickenpox in Adults - Clinical Management

BIS 2008

 

Other organisms

 

Malaria

Journal of Infection

UK malaria treatment guidelines
BIS 2007

Journal of Infection

New guidelines on malaria prevention: a summary
BIS / HPA 2007

Algorithm

Malaria - Algorithm for initial assessment and management in adults

 

Other guidelines

 

Journal of Infection

Fever in returned travellers presenting in the United Kingdom: Recommendations for investigation and Initial Managment.  BIS and HTD 2009

 

 

Guidelines on the facilities required for minor surgical procedures and minimal access interventions

J Hosp Infect 2012; 80: 103-109

Press release also available

 

Guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings

BIA, HIS, HPA, IPS,NCHI, NHS Confederation, March 2012

See also Explanatory Notes

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Guidelines for prevention and control of group A streptococcal infection in acute healthcare and maternity settings in the UK

JoI (2012) 64, 1-18

 

Clinical Guidelines For Immunoglobulin Use.

Department of Health UK July 2011

 

UK Standards for psychological support for adults living with HIV.

BHIVA, BPA and MedFASH. Nov 2011

 

Primary Care Guidelines

Helicobacter pylori in dyspepsia 30/06/2012