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The clinical distinction between community-acquired pneumonia and health care-associated pneumonia is crucial for correct management and antibiotic selection. ... Consider aspiration pneumonia especially when two or more risk factors are present and
May 2011

Infectious diseases

While shorter antibiotic duration is safe and effective for general medicine patients admitted with pneumonia, excess treatment is common, especially at discharge, a retrospective cohort study found. ... adult general medicine patients (median age, 70.2
July 2019

Connecting the causes and codes for pneumonia

Only a positive study has diagnostic value. Aspiration pneumonia (implying infection), aspiration pneumonitis (suggesting chemically induced injury and inflammation), and even aspiration bronchitis are all classified as“ complex” pneumonias,
August 2016

Bedside lung ultrasound may help in diagnosing pneumonia

structure. 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 ultrasound was an accurate method
November 2016

Is it pneumonia?

Concerns are growing that pneumonia is being overdiagnosed. Here's how you can stem the trend. ... Metlay said. Another dilemma in pneumonia treatment is whether to admit the patient.
March 2014

IDSA and ATS release new guidelines for treating hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia

The new recommendations remove the concept of health care-associated pneumonia from these HAP/VAP guidelines and recommend that individual hospitals generate antibiograms to help clinicians choose the optimal antibiotics. ... The Infectious Diseases
July 2016

For moderately ill pneumonia patients, mortality was lower in the ICU than on the ward

Choosing ICU care for pneumonia patients who could instead have been admitted to medical wards appeared to reduce mortality without increasing costs, a new study found. ... The researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of more than 1 million
September 2015

Documentation of medical necessity

Pneumonia is best confirmed by chest X-ray or chest computed tomography (CT). ... See the May 2011 Coding Corner column for a discussion of these types of pneumonia.).
November 2012

High rates of ICU admission for pneumonia associated with lower-quality care in elderly

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
March 2015

Bundled payments, pneumonia score

A score based on a multivariable risk prediction model may help predict Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in ICU patients with hematologic malignancies and acute respiratory failure, a recent study found. ... Researchers in France examined a prospective
December 2018

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