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Influenza Vaccination in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Influenza Vaccination in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Influenza vaccination in the pediatric emergency department setting appears to be a cost-effective strategy.

Temporary MTX Discontinuation Improves Flu Vaccine Immunogenicity in RA

Temporary MTX Discontinuation Improves Flu Vaccine Immunogenicity in RA

Temporary discontinuation of methotrexate after influenza vaccination is associated with improved immunogenicity of vaccination in RA.

Pandemic Possible With H7N9 Avian Influenza Variant

Pandemic Possible With H7N9 Avian Influenza Variant

A highly pathogenic variant of H7N9 avian influenza has evolved and is now capable of causing a pandemic, according to recent research.

Peramivir Injection Now Available for Acute Uncomplicated Influenza in Children

Peramivir Injection Now Available for Acute Uncomplicated Influenza in Children

Rapivab is now indicated for use in pediatric patients ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza.

Distinct Clinical Phenotypes in Interstitial Lung Disease May Better Predict Outcomes

Distinct Clinical Phenotypes in Interstitial Lung Disease May Better Predict Outcomes

Clustering patients with interstitial lung disease independently predicted progression-free and transplant-free survival.

Nebulized Antibiotics May Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Occurrence

Nebulized Antibiotics May Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Occurrence

Prophylactic antibiotics administered to patients who were mechanically ventilated reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

In contrast to previous study findings, inhaled corticosteroids do not appear to increase risk for pneumonia in patients with COPD with moderate airflow limitation.

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy Use in Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy Use in Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Strictly following empirical antimicrobial treatment guidelines in patients with hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia may result in overtreatment with antibiotics.

Postoperative Pneumonia Risk Following Anatomic Lung Resection

Postoperative Pneumonia Risk Following Anatomic Lung Resection

Patients who underwent open lung resections had a significantly higher incidence of postoperative pneumonia vs minimally invasive surgery.

Delafloxacin Effective for Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections

Delafloxacin Effective for Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections

Study results indicate that delafloxacin has potent in-vitro activity against most common pathogens seen in community-acquired pneumonia.

Improving Length of Stay, Mortality in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Improving Length of Stay, Mortality in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Combination antibiotic therapy with a macrolide improves hospital length of stay in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia.

Prolonged Hospitalization Predictors in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Prolonged Hospitalization Predictors in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Researchers developed a clinical tool to predict prolonged hospital stays in patients with pediatric community-acquired complicated pneumonia.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Low education and low income are linked to lower uptakes of PCV13 in minorities 65 years and older.

Beta-Lactams vs Azithromycin in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Beta-Lactams vs Azithromycin in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Investigators found that macrolides correlated with lower odds of treatment failure in patients younger than 5 with CAP.

Procalcitonin Diagnostic Algorithm Useful in Bacterial Pneumonia

Procalcitonin Diagnostic Algorithm Useful in Bacterial Pneumonia

Using serum procalcitonin levels to diagnose and manage bacterial pneumonia decreases length of hospital stay.

Season-to-Season Examination of Flu Shot Rates: No Change Among Pediatric Patients

Season-to-Season Examination of Flu Shot Rates: No Change Among Pediatric Patients

Despite the loss of the live attenuated influenza vaccine, overall immunization rates in children 2-17 remained steady.

High Percentage of Healthcare Personnel Receive Influenza Vaccination

High Percentage of Healthcare Personnel Receive Influenza Vaccination

The majority of healthcare workers receive an influenza vaccination, but more pregnant women should be vaccinated.

CDC Continues to Recommend Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy

CDC Continues to Recommend Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy

The CDC continues to urge pregnant women to receive influenza vaccinations.

No Increased Risk for VTE After Flu Vaccine in People Older Than 50

No Increased Risk for VTE After Flu Vaccine in People Older Than 50

Influenza vaccination does not increase the risk for venous thromboembolism in patients older than 50 years of age.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Trends in Work vs Non-Work-Related Asthma

Pneumococcal Vaccination Trends in Work vs Non-Work-Related Asthma

Fewer than half of patients with asthma have received a pneumococcal vaccination.

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