A score based on a multivariable risk prediction model may help predict Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in ICU patients with hematologic malignancies and acute respiratory failure, a recent study found. ... Researchers in France examined a prospective
Among inpatients with pneumonia, hospitalization in the previous 90 days and residence in a nursing home were independent predictors of infection with resistant pathogens, a new study found. ... In an observational, prospective study, they evaluated the
The hospitalist's approach to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is rapidly evolving to include new diagnostic tests and different drugs. ... And I ask you, how many of our hospitalized pneumonia patients do we treat with antibiotics?
The observed incidence rate of pneumonia is similar to that reported in a 1991 analysis, the study authors reported. ... accordance with the study's focus on community-acquired pneumonia, the authors noted.
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 prospective study included 2,016 adult patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia at any of 5 hospitals between January 2010 and June 2012. ... This prospective study included 2,016 adult patients hospitalized with community-acquired
structure. Lung ultrasound performed at the bedside may be useful for diagnosing pneumonia, according to a recent study. ... Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether bedside lung ultrasound was an accurate method
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,
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.
days) for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and found that duration made little difference. ... He also noted that the trial does not apply to patients with severe pneumonia.