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
An elderly patient admitted for pneumonia aspirates while on a feeding tube and subsequently develops delirium and problems with mobility and cognition.
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 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.
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.
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)
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
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
and illness compatible with infection or pneumonia due to blastomycosis or coccidioidomycosis.