Veterans showed similar rates of hospitalizations for pneumonia, including MRSA-caused, from 2006 to 2010, but use of vancomycin nearly doubled during the period. ... The proportion of hospitalizations for pneumonia remained stable over time, in contrast
Metoclopramide may help reduce pneumonia in patients with stroke who are fed via nasogastric tubes, according to a new small study. ... Overall, the placebo group had significantly more pneumonia episodes than the metoclopramide group (rate ratio, 5.24; P
Depletive fluid management strategy may lower risk of ventilator-associated complications, pneumonia
Using a depletive fluid management strategy when starting the weaning process from mechanical ventilation may lower the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a study found.
Since clinical diagnosis of pneumonia can be difficult due to ambiguous clinical and radiographic features, U.S. ... clinicians usually use broad-spectrum antibiotics for“ possible” pneumonia, which results in overuse, the authors noted.
About 12% of hospitalized pneumonia patients had a new diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia within 90 days of admission, a new study found. ... Researchers conducted a cohort study using national Veterans Affairs (VA) data from 32,689 patients who were at
Recurrence of their symptoms after“ rechallenge” was considered diagnostic of minocycline-induced eosinophilic pneumonia. ... Pearls. Minocycline is an important, albeit rare, cause of eosinophilic pneumonia and mimics an infectious pneumonia.
The observed incidence rate of pneumonia is similar to that reported in a 1991 analysis, the study authors reported. ... accordance with the study's focus on community-acquired pneumonia, the authors noted.
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.
An 88-year-old man is hospitalized for pneumonia and poor nutritional intake. ... Haemophilus influenzae infection, especially infection caused by nontypable strains, can result in pneumonia in adults.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Lung ultrasound performed at the bedside may be useful for diagnosing pneumonia, according to a recent study. ... Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether bedside lung