Approved and ongoing guidance documents

An overview of guidance documents either proposed or endorsed by ESCMID or its study groups currently under development is presented in the table below.

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Near Publication

  • Antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring in critically Ill adult patients – a position paper (ESICM/IATDMCT/ISAC/ESCMID endorsement)
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lyme disease1 (IDSA/AAN/ACR/ESCMID endorsement)
  • Position paper on new diagnostic criteria to diagnose a prosthetic joint infection (EBJIS/ESGIAI endorsement)

In progress

  • Management of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (IDSA/ESCMID)
  • Guideline on treatment of invasive infections by MDRGN bacteria (ESCMID)
  • Management of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (IDSA/ESCMID)
  • Rituals and behaviors in the operating room (ESCMID/HIS)
  • Update of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign international guidelines for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock (SCCM/ESICM/ESCMID)
  • Management of severe community-acquired pneumonia (ERS/ALAT/ESCIM/ESCMID endorsement)
  • Update on the treatment of C. difficile infection (ESCMID/ESGCD)
  • Bovine respiratory disease (ESGVM)
  • Faecal microbiota transplantation guidelines (UEG /ESGCD)
  • Microbiological diagnosis of bloodstream infections (ESCMID/ESA)
  • Antibiotic surgical prophylaxis regimens among patients colonised by MDR-GNB and MDR-GPB (ESCMID)
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department (ESCMID)
  • Influenza management and treatment (ESCMID)


  • Diagnosis and management of infective encephalitis (ESCMID/EAN)