The presence of a pleural effusion should be investigated in all patients who have signs and symptoms of pneumonia or unexplained sepsis, according to the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. ... Community- or health care-associated pneumonia that
The patient needs to be started on empiric antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and admitted to the medical ward. ... management of community-acquired pneumonia have proposed major and minor criteria for ICU admission.
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be associated with a higher risk for postoperative pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) than H. ... hospitals. The study's main outcome measure was postoperative pneumonia. The results were published
Cancer patients are at overall higher risk than other patients for postoperative complications, such as pneumonia, said Dr.
Inhaled corticosteroids can lead to hospitalization for pneumonia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study found. ... During follow-up (1,241,741 patient-years), approximately 14% of the cohort (23,942 patients) was
Measure #75. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: Head elevation< measure.pdf /p>. Dr.
Poor outcomes, inappropriate treatment more likely in CAP due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, study finds
P. aeruginosa was found in 4% of studied Spanish patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and of these patients who had antibiogram data available, 32% were found to have multidrug-resistant ... infections. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due
key indicators or criteria—things that might help them in their office: When should they be calling us if they've got a patient with pneumonia? ... Is it CAP [community-associated pneumonia]? Is it HCAP [health care-associated pneumonia]?
Researchers compared mortality rates in Medicare patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia before and after the statistics were publicly reported. ... CMS’ Hospital Compare program has not improved
The technology may benefit several classes of patients, including those with pneumonia and acute heart failure, those who have had cardiac surgery or have recently come off a ventilator, and cancer