Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with long-term risk of pneumonia, especially in the younger population and in patients who have been treated with proton pump inhibitors.
The correlation between patient race and ethnicity and administration of antibiotic treatment for viral acute respiratory tract infections was examined.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against the use of the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4).
Three cases of community-acquired pneumonia were reported in otherwise healthy adults.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, particularly with exacerbations, have an increased risk for diabetes development.
Respiratory infection frequency during the first 2 years of life is tied to celiac disease risk in high-risk children.
Researchers examined the efficacy of digital immunoassays vs rapid influenza diagnostic tests for diagnosing influenza.
Men have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease for more than 5 years following either sepsis or pneumonia.
Fewer children were immunized against influenza once the CDC ruled out use of the nasal spray.
Hospitalization risk was increased in infants of vaccinated vs nonvaccinated mothers only during the first 90 days of life.
The influenza A virus in swine was transmitted to humans at state fairs in Ohio and Michigan.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued the 2017-2018 influenza vaccination guidelines.
Recent research suggests that perioperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation improves outcomes in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.
Patients had similar outcomes with standardized treatment for community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia regardless of HIV status.
An estimated 55% to 85% of hospital-acquired pneumonia infections involve gram-negative bacteria, while 20% to 30% of cases involve gram-positive cocci.
The rs34481144 risk allele may serve as a genetic marker for identifying individuals at increased risk for severe influenza infection.
Particulate matter exposure increased stress hormones and altered metabolic receptors.
Data from the 2015-2016 season shows that the live attenuated influenza vaccine was ineffective among children ages 2-17.
Clinical symptoms of pneumonia should be identified quickly in pediatric patients to prevent inappropriate therapy.
Influenza and pulmonary-related hospitalizations were lower in elderly patients who received the high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine vs the standard dose.