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GERD Associated With Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia

GERD Associated With Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia

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.

Case Report: Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Linked to Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Case Report: Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Linked to Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Three cases of community-acquired pneumonia were reported in otherwise healthy adults.

COPD Linked to Diabetes and Post-Diabetes Pneumonia

COPD Linked to Diabetes and Post-Diabetes Pneumonia

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, particularly with exacerbations, have an increased risk for diabetes development.

Increased CVD Risk in Men Following Sepsis, Pneumonia

Increased CVD Risk in Men Following Sepsis, Pneumonia

Men have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease for more than 5 years following either sepsis or pneumonia.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Recent research suggests that perioperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation improves outcomes in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Community-Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia Treatment Outcomes in HIV Immunosuppression

Community-Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia Treatment Outcomes in HIV Immunosuppression

Patients had similar outcomes with standardized treatment for community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia regardless of HIV status.

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

An estimated 55% to 85% of hospital-acquired pneumonia infections involve gram-negative bacteria, while 20% to 30% of cases involve gram-positive cocci.

Hypoxemia, Breathing Difficulty May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Hypoxemia, Breathing Difficulty May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Clinical symptoms of pneumonia should be identified quickly in pediatric patients to prevent inappropriate therapy.

Avoiding Pneumonia in Patients With COPD

Avoiding Pneumonia in Patients With COPD

Pneumonia primarily affects young children, smokers, adults 65 years and older, and people with COPD.

Mortality in CAP Following Sepsis Clinical Criteria Update

Mortality in CAP Following Sepsis Clinical Criteria Update

Nearly 7000 patients with community-acquired pneumonia were examined using updated Sepsis-3 Task Force criteria.

Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Rates: How Are They Linked?

Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Rates: How Are They Linked?

Researchers analyzed data from hospitalized Medicare patients with acute MI, heart failure, or pneumonia between 2008 and 2014.

Morbidity, Mortality in VZV-Related Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Morbidity, Mortality in VZV-Related Community-Acquired Pneumonia

A large cohort study of critically ill patients with varicella-zoster virus-related community-acquired pneumonia found that significant morbidity and mortality are associated with the disease.

Does Chlorhexidine Oral Rinse Affect Outcomes in Aspiration Pneumonia?

Does Chlorhexidine Oral Rinse Affect Outcomes in Aspiration Pneumonia?

Chlorhexidine oral rinse solution 0.05% as an adjunctive intervention in daily oral hygiene care in nursing home residents does not reduce the rate of aspiration pneumonia.

Decreases in In-Hospital Aspiration Pneumonia Mortality

Decreases in In-Hospital Aspiration Pneumonia Mortality

Between 2002 and 2012, in-hospital mortality rates for aspiration pneumonia dropped across the US.

Are Outcomes Worse in Patients With HIV With Community-Acquired Pneumonia?

Are Outcomes Worse in Patients With HIV With Community-Acquired Pneumonia?

Patients with HIV who develop CAP do not need special treatment in comparison to healthy individuals according to a Barcelona study.

Initial Antibiotic Treatment Ineffective in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Initial Antibiotic Treatment Ineffective in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Approximately 22.1% adults do not respond to initial antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia, according to new research presented at ATS 2017.

Increase Pneumonia Risk in Asthma With Inhaled Corticosteroids Use

Increase Pneumonia Risk in Asthma With Inhaled Corticosteroids Use

Patients with asthma have an increased risk of pneumonia when using inhaled corticosteroids, including budesonide and fluticasone.

AATS Guidelines: Evidence-based Empyema Management

AATS Guidelines: Evidence-based Empyema Management

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery released guidelines for the management of empyema.

Amoxicillin vs Macrolide: Antibiotic Prescribing Habits in Children With CAP

Amoxicillin vs Macrolide: Antibiotic Prescribing Habits in Children With CAP

Despite current guidelines recommending amoxicillin in most children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), macrolides and broad-spectrum antibiotics continue to be prescribed for outpatient CAP.

Pneumonia Risk in Immunocompromised Parturients on Steroids, Non-biologics, and TNF inhibitors

Pneumonia Risk in Immunocompromised Parturients on Steroids, Non-biologics, and TNF inhibitors

Risk of Pneumonia and other serious infections is similar among pregnant women with systemic inflammatory conditions using steroids, TNF inhibitors, and non-biologics.

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