The most frequent diagnoses were symptom-based descriptions of chest pain (34%) and shortness of breath (6.5%) and condition-based diagnosis of pneumonia (4.1%).
Any damage to the lungs, you're sort of predisposed to bad pneumonias,” he said. ... If they're treating a case of pneumonia and it's not responding to standard therapy, they should start thinking of fungal pneumonias like histoplasmosis and
The diagnosis of pneumonia (including HCAP) is clinical and not based on cultures. ... HCAP should be classified in a “complex” pneumonia DRG having high severity, mortality, complexity, intensity, complications, and costs.
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
and illness compatible with infection or pneumonia due to blastomycosis or coccidioidomycosis.
pneumonia (CAP). ... Serum procalcitonin levels are neither sufficiently sensitive nor specific to distinguish bacterial from viral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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.
An 82-year-old man is intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for sepsis and hypotension from community-acquired pneumonia.
The retrospective cohort study looked at more than 3 million fee-for-service Medicare admissions for heart failure (n=1,357,620), acute myocardial infarction (n=634,795), and pneumonia ... and illness compatible with infection or pneumonia due to
respectively). Overall, researchers calculated an annual reduction in pneumonia hospitalizations of 168,000 per year. ... indirect benefits observed in this study and reduce adult pneumonia hospitalizations further, the authors concluded.