pneumonia plus a high inflammatory response (e.g., elevated C-reactive protein level). ... I believe that [those with] severe pneumonia with a high level of inflammation should.”.
acquired pneumonia (CAP), 238 with health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP), 140 with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), and 55 with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). ... The frequency of multidrug-resistant pathogens varied across pneumonia types
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
and $1,659 (95% CI, $731 to $2,588; P<0.001) for pneumonia. ... infarction, 84,985 pairs with heart failure, and 74,947 pairs with 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,
hospitals. The study's main outcome measure was postoperative pneumonia. The results were published online Sept. ... However, they concluded that PPIs are associated with an increased risk of postoperative pneumonia in patients who have undergone CABG.
The researchers used logistic regression models to determine the association between screening status and pneumonia rate. ... Heightened vigilance in those who fail screening could help with identifying and treating pneumonia, the authors said.
A labeling change for doripenem (Doribax) warning about risk of death for ventilator patients with pneumonia. ... Doripenem is not approved to treat any type of pneumonia. It is still considered safe and effective for its FDA-approved indications:
The new American Thoracic Society guideline opposes routine use of nucleic acid-based testing for noninfluenza viral pathogens in outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia but identifies some uses for the tests ... An evidence-based clinical practice
Diagnostic and prognostic accuracy of clinical and laboratory parameters in community-acquired pneumonia. ... A prediction rule to identify allocation of inpatient care in community-acquired pneumonia.