Only a positive study has diagnostic value. Aspiration pneumonia (implying infection), aspiration pneumonitis (suggesting chemically induced injury and inflammation), and even aspiration bronchitis are all classified as “complex” pneumonias,
The authors of recent pneumonia guidelines explained how the recommendations apply to COVID-19 patients. ... Finally, authors of recent guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) from the American Thoracic Society and the IDSA clarified how these
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), or nosocomial pneumonia, is a serious complication of hospitalized patients. ... Opinions differ as to whether the organisms involved in early versus late pneumonia are different.
The retrospective cohort study included 14,710 adults hospitalized with pneumonia from July 2010 to June 2015 at 164 U.S. ... They emphasized that recent pneumonia guidelines recommend de-escalation of empiric therapy against MRSA and Pseudomonas
Electronically calculating the newly developed score reduced initial empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic use compared to using health care-associated pneumonia criteria. ... Researchers conducted a quasi-experimental, pre-post implementation study of the
The three organisms most commonly identified in the sputum of patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia were Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and gram-negative rods not further speciated. ... Noninvasive sputum culture may be helpful in
Diagnostic and prognostic accuracy of clinical and laboratory parameters in community-acquired pneumonia. ... A prediction rule to identify allocation of inpatient care in community-acquired pneumonia.
A multidisciplinary group of physicians recently released a guidance statement on treating immunocompromised patients who present to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). ... Additional recommendations cover CAP due to Pneumocystis
We describe a significant relationship between the clinical severity of COVID-19 pneumonia and the anatomic extent and nature of lung pathology detected by LUS [lung ultrasound], suggesting the utility of
pneumonia plus a high inflammatory response (e.g., elevated C-reactive protein level). ... I believe that [those with] severe pneumonia with a high level of inflammation should.”.