MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Prof. Lindsay E Nicolle
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for these updated guidelines? What are the main recommendations?
Response: The guideline updates the guideline previously published in 2005. There is some new information published in the interim, but the recommendations from the earlier guideline have not changed.
In addition, some populations not included in the 2005 guideline are addressed in the update. These include children, transplant recipients, and patients undergoing elective surgery with prosthesis implantation.