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
They reviewed Medicare claims for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia hospitalizations between 2007 and 2009 and found that the vast majority of patients who were readmitted were not coming ... Dr. Krumholz's JAMA study also looked
pneumonia (CAP). ... Serum procalcitonin levels are neither sufficiently sensitive nor specific to distinguish bacterial from viral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
A labeling change for doripenem (Doribax) warning about risk of death for ventilator patients with pneumonia. ... Doripenem is not approved to treat any type of pneumonia. It is still considered safe and effective for its FDA-approved indications:
Scores for predicting pneumonia and hemorrhage after ischemic stroke, update on managing unstable cardiac conditions, and more. ... Two scores can help clinicians predict the risk of pneumonia and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage after ischemic stroke.
Patients should also remain semirecumbent at 30 to 45 degrees to reduce the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. ... Patients with potential healthcare-acquired pneumonia (HCAP) require initial coverage for resistant organisms including
A performance-improvement initiative found that compliance with guidelines may actually have increased mortality from pneumonia among intensive care patients. ... The study included 303 ICU patients who had risk factors for multidrug-resistant (MDR)
Recent studies about pressure stocking use after stroke, hospital-acquired pneumonia, and other topics. ... Inpatients who receive acid-suppressive medications are at higher risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia, according to a recent study.
or pneumonia (9.8%), or a secondary diagnosis of heart failure with another principal diagnosis (65.4%). ... heart failure as principal diagnosis, 24.9% for AMI or pneumonia as principal, and 24.4% for other principal.
For patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, prednisone treatment shortened their time to clinical stability and hospital length of stay, a new study found. ... For patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), prednisone