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.
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.
Fewer than half of patients with asthma have received a pneumococcal vaccination.
While the newest high-valent PCV10 and PCV13 vaccines are effective in preventing IPD caused by the serotypes within the vaccines, breakthrough patterns of conversion to non-PCV13 serotypes are emerging.
Early time to positivity of blood culture in patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia predicted the risk for invasive mechanical ventilation.
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.
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.
Men have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease for more than 5 years following either sepsis or pneumonia.
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.
Clinical symptoms of pneumonia should be identified quickly in pediatric patients to prevent inappropriate therapy.