Whole-genome sequencing was better at identifying nosocomial influenza A outbreak clusters than hemagglutinin (HA)/neuraminidase (NA) gene sequencing.
In adult patients, pooled estimates of sensitivity and specificity were generated for 4 clinical features: paroxysmal cough, posttussive vomiting, inspiratory whoop, and absence of fever.
Classifier integrates relative abundance of 2 plasma proteins with clinical risk prediction model for lung nodules.
The clinical prediction tool that uses confusion, uremia, elevated respiratory rate, and hypotension in community-acquired pneumonia demonstrated an association with ICU admittance.
Advanced diagnostic platforms to identify viruses can help patients with severe lower respiratory tract infections avoid unnecessary diagnostic testing, reduce antibiotic use, and initiate antiviral therapy.