Two new scores can help clinicians predict the risk of pneumonia and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage after ischemic stroke. ... Results were published online July 12 by Stroke. The in-hospital, post-stroke pneumonia rate was 7.2%.
Uses of the pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine (Prevnar 13) should be expanded to adults with immunocompromising conditions, according to a recent vote by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Natriuretic peptides may help predict short- and long-term mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a new study has found. ... prognostic value for short-term (i.e., 30-day) and long-term mortality was compared with that of two
Cardiac complications are frequently seen in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and may increase short-term mortality, according to a new study. ... After adjustment for pneumonia severity index score at baseline, incident cardiac
The pneumococcal urinary antigen test can effectively help guide drug selection to treat community-acquired pneumonia in the hospital, according to a new study. ... Based on the results of the test, clinicians reduced the spectrum of antibiotics used in
The pneumococcal urinary antigen test can effectively help guide drug selection to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the hospital, according to a recent study. ... Based on the results of the test, clinicians reduced the spectrum of antibiotics
Researchers analyzed administrative data from 2008 to 2012 among Medicare recipients with a discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia at 327 California hospitals.
A performance-improvement initiative found that compliance with guidelines may actually have increased mortality from pneumonia among intensive care patients. ... ACP Hospitalistcovered guidelines and treatment for health care-associated pneumonia in
Guidelines on which antibiotics to prescribe for health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) gradually changed practice but did not appear to affect mortality or length of stay, a recent study found. ... Of the patients who received discordant prescriptions,
Omadacycline, a new-generation tetracycline, was approved in 2018 by the FDA to treat adults with acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. ... ABSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).