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%.
Conditions that favor admission include liver disease, acute pancreatitis, congestive heart failure, heart arrhythmias, aspiration pneumonia, and uncontrolled hypertension because of the risk of stroke or heart attack, Dr.
Pop quiz: Do you know the guidelines for treating health care-associated pneumonia? ... Pop quiz: Do you know the guidelines for treating health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP)?
to 11.9 days for HF, and 3.8 to 14.8 days for pneumonia. ... Hospital mean LOS was positively correlated with in-hospital RSMRs for all three conditions, with the effect greatest for pneumonia.
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.
Inhaled corticosteroids can lead to hospitalization for pneumonia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study found. ... During follow-up (1,241,741 patient-years), approximately 14% of the cohort (23,942 patients) was
Pneumonia patients spent a median of 4 days on inpatient IV antibiotics, 1 day on inpatient oral, and 6 days on outpatient oral. ... The majority of veterans hospitalized with uncomplicated pneumonia received antibiotics for longer than guidelines
The study's outcomes were 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for pneumonia, heart failure, or acute myocardial infarction. ... 15. For pneumonia patients, having more difficulty with activities of daily living (ADL) was associated with higher
Poor outcomes, inappropriate treatment more likely in CAP due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, study finds
P. aeruginosa was found in 4% of studied Spanish patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and of these patients who had antibiogram data available, 32% were found to have multidrug-resistant ... infections. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due
patient with pneumonia? ... Is it CAP [community-associated pneumonia]? Is it HCAP [health care-associated pneumonia]?