Search results for "Pneumonia"

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Speed of sepsis care, early feeding for mild pancreatitis, and more

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
November 2017

MKSAP quiz on antibiotics

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.
July 2013

Recent Research

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
January 2014

Caring for cancer patients

Cancer patients are at overall higher risk than other patients for postoperative complications, such as pneumonia, said Dr.
February 2013

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

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
September 2007

Measure of the month: Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Measure #75. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: Head elevation< measure.pdf /p>. Dr.
July 2009

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
April 2016

Making nice

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]?
January 2011

Public reporting did not affect mortality rates for Medicare patients

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
June 2016

Change in the air for oxygen delivery

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
October 2015

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