The percentages of patients with pneumonia, gastrointestinal infection (including and mostly comprising C. ... Pneumonia, gastrointestinal infections, and surgical-site infections were the most common health care-associated infections.
No added benefit of more than 3 days of antibiotics in patients with suspected VAP and minimal ventilator settings, study finds
A very short course of antibiotics produced similar mortality outcomes to a longer course in patients treated for suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) who had minimal, stable ventilator settings, a recent ... In particular, they noted that
Hundreds of cases of Legionnaires' disease in 2015 linked to health care facilities' water systems, CDC reports
The researchers determined whether cases of the severe pneumonia were health care-associated (either definite or possible, defined respectively as continuous or any exposure to a hospital or long-term care ... causes of pneumonia, the authors noted.“
A 45-year-old man is hospitalized for fever and cough and started on appropriate antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia.
High rates of ICU admission among elderly patients with pneumonia were associated with lower quality of care, a new study showed. ... Rates of failure to deliver pneumonia processes of care, 30-day mortality, readmission to the hospital, and Medicare
Last month's column discussed the clinical indicators of inpatient medical necessity for patients with pneumonia and cardiac arrhythmia.“ Medical necessity” is a vague standard, subject to broad interpretation based on
17. The results contrast with a recent study finding significantly better survival and similar costs among“ marginal” pneumonia patients admitted to the ICU instead of the general ward, the authors noted. ... The difference between the studies might
Treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with only 5 days of antibiotics resulted in similar success rates as allowing physicians to determine the duration of antibiotics, a new study found. ... The study excluded ICU patients, although about 40% of
well as clinical areas such as correct insulin use in glycemic control, community-acquired pneumonia, delirium, alcohol withdrawal and falls prevention. ... Thunder. In addition to the individual efforts, which have included initiatives like nurse-led
31, 2013, of 580 patients from 6 Swiss acute care hospitals who had moderately severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). ... There were no differences between patient groups in mortality, ICU admission, complications, length of stay, and recurrence of