The Institute of Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) guidelines for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are, by now, well-known. ... Randomized studies have shown up to threefold decreases in pneumonia and mortality, and decreased durations of
possible cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia. ... associated pneumonia (HR, 7.69; P=0.02).
The next chat, on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Eastern, will focus on new guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia, discussed in our January cover story..
Review the latest data on prescribing these drugs for pneumonia, sepsis, and COPD. ... Photo by Stacey Butterfield. During an update on best practices in pneumonia management, ACP Member Joanna M.
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
Sharpe said. “These patients also may present with multifocal pneumonia or parapneumonic effusions.”. ... Empiric treatment of bacterial pneumonia is the same for HIV patients as non-HIV patients, Dr.
pneumonia (CAP), 238 with health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP), 140 with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), and 55 with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). ... The frequency of multidrug-resistant pathogens varied across pneumonia types (VAP, 50.9%;
and $1,659 (95% CI, $731 to $2,588; P<0.001) for pneumonia. ... infarction, 84,985 pairs with heart failure, and 74,947 pairs with pneumonia.
Researchers conducted a quasi-experimental, pre-post implementation study of the Drug Resistance in Pneumonia (DRIP) score, a previously validated prediction tool based on host risk factors. ... Compared to HCAP criteria, the DRIP score is a more
High rates of ICU admission among elderly patients with pneumonia were associated with lower quality of care, a new study showed. ... Rates of failure to deliver pneumonia processes of care, 30-day mortality, readmission to the hospital, and Medicare