This national cross-sectional study investigated the association between hospital-level 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates and 30-day risk-standardized payments for AMI, HF, and pneumonia. ... There were statistically significant but weak inverse
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
Researchers performed a serial cross-sectional study of rural Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who were admitted to CAHs and non-CAHs for pneumonia, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arrhythmia,
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:
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.
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.
This issue's main story analyzes recent guideline changes on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. ... Our main story covers new guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia.
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
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.
A new indication for a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine (Prevnar 13) to prevent pneumonia and invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in people ages 50 years and older.