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A new analysis of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program found that hospital revisits within 30 days actually increased among Medicare patients admitted for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia from ... The retrospective cohort
August 2019

Update in hospital medicine highlights sepsis, 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.
July 2008

Test yourself: Health care-associated infections

Which of the following may reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia in this patient? ... Maintaining patients in a semi-recumbent position has been shown to decrease VAP and the time to developing pneumonia.
April 2008

IDSA and ATS release new guidelines for treating hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia

The new recommendations remove the concept of health care-associated pneumonia from these HAP/VAP guidelines and recommend that individual hospitals generate antibiograms to help clinicians choose the optimal antibiotics. ... The Infectious Diseases
July 2016

Documentation of medical necessity

Pneumonia is best confirmed by chest X-ray or chest computed tomography (CT). ... See the May 2011 Coding Corner column for a discussion of these types of pneumonia.).
November 2012

Measure of the month: Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Measure #75. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: Head elevation< measure.pdf /p>. Dr.
July 2009

Updated joint guideline means changes for CAP

Happy New Year! To celebrate, our cover story analyzes some new guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). ... Learn how approaches to health care-associated pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus will
January 2020

From ACP Hospitalist

This issue's main story analyzes recent guideline changes on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. ... Our main story covers new guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia.
January 2020

Reducing unnecessary antibiotic use in CAP

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?
June 2017

Infectious diseases

The new American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline updates the 2007 community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) guideline and includes significant changes, such as preferring macrolides over ... fluoroquinolones.
October 2019

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