Influenza vaccination in the pediatric emergency department setting appears to be a cost-effective strategy.
Temporary discontinuation of methotrexate after influenza vaccination is associated with improved immunogenicity of vaccination in RA.
A highly pathogenic variant of H7N9 avian influenza has evolved and is now capable of causing a pandemic, according to recent research.
Rapivab is now indicated for use in pediatric patients ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza.
Clustering patients with interstitial lung disease independently predicted progression-free and transplant-free survival.
Prophylactic antibiotics administered to patients who were mechanically ventilated reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
In contrast to previous study findings, inhaled corticosteroids do not appear to increase risk for pneumonia in patients with COPD with moderate airflow limitation.
Strictly following empirical antimicrobial treatment guidelines in patients with hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia may result in overtreatment with antibiotics.
Patients who underwent open lung resections had a significantly higher incidence of postoperative pneumonia vs minimally invasive surgery.
Study results indicate that delafloxacin has potent in-vitro activity against most common pathogens seen in community-acquired pneumonia.
Combination antibiotic therapy with a macrolide improves hospital length of stay in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia.
Researchers developed a clinical tool to predict prolonged hospital stays in patients with pediatric community-acquired complicated pneumonia.
Low education and low income are linked to lower uptakes of PCV13 in minorities 65 years and older.
Investigators found that macrolides correlated with lower odds of treatment failure in patients younger than 5 with CAP.
Using serum procalcitonin levels to diagnose and manage bacterial pneumonia decreases length of hospital stay.
Despite the loss of the live attenuated influenza vaccine, overall immunization rates in children 2-17 remained steady.
The majority of healthcare workers receive an influenza vaccination, but more pregnant women should be vaccinated.
The CDC continues to urge pregnant women to receive influenza vaccinations.
Influenza vaccination does not increase the risk for venous thromboembolism in patients older than 50 years of age.
Fewer than half of patients with asthma have received a pneumococcal vaccination.