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
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.
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.
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
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.).
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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
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.
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 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.