Higher initial levels of cardiovascular proadrenomedullin, proendothelin-1, troponin T, pro B-type natriuretic peptide, and interleukin-6 were associated with cardiovascular (CV) events in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
An Australian trial randomized hospital patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) to a week of corticosteroids, de-escalation to oral antibiotics, early mobilization, and malnutrition screening and treatment. ... A bundle of interventions for
Of the patients who received discordant prescriptions, 81.5% were treated according to guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia. ... Noninvasive sputum culture may be helpful in guiding treatment for patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), a
Choosing ICU care for pneumonia patients who could instead have been admitted to medical wards appeared to reduce mortality without increasing costs, a new study found. ... The researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of more than 1 million
16.4% for pneumonia). However, after adjustment, that was reversed; patients with Medicare Advantage had higher readmission rates (17.2% vs. ... 16.0% for pneumonia; difference, 0.5 percentage point [95% CI, 0.4 to 0.6]).
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Corticosteroids for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) reduced length of stay but had no significant effect on overall mortality and increased risk for readmission
Researchers also evaluated individual index hospitalizations for heart failure, myocardial infarction, and pneumonia. ... In addition, index hospitalization for heart failure, myocardial infarction, and pneumonia showed similar patterns to all-cause
Most causes of health care-associated pneumonia, including ventilator-associated pneumonia, require only approximately 8-day antibiotic courses. ... However, infectious pneumonias very rarely recur after response to treatment, and three episodes of
He was hospitalized for pneumonia 2 days ago and is improving on levofloxacin therapy.
HCAP guidelines, PCI and STEMI, and more. Physicians are aware of and even agree with guidelines for antibiotic treatment of health care-associated pneumonia but don't always follow them, a ... Guidelines for treatment of health care-associated pneumonia