Chest radiograph shows a left lower lobe infiltrate. Which of the following is the most likely cause of pneumonia in this patient? ... Correct answer: E. Streptococcus pneumoniae. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most likely cause of this patient's
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
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
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
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
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
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
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]).
Recent studies of note. Administering probiotics to critically ill patients appears to help lower the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a meta-analysis found. ... A CAP score equal to or greater than the pre-pneumonia score was taken as