Black adolescents have lower odds of receiving influenza vaccination than white adolescents.
The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.
In older, hospitalized adults, respiratory syncytial virus may be associated with greater morbidity and mortality compared with influenza.
Patients undergoing evaluation for ventilator-associated pneumonia who had an alveolar neutrophil percentage 90% for bacterial pneumonia.
Increases in the relative rates of culture negative pneumonia that required hospitalization or emergency department visits were significantly associated with increased concentrations of fine particulate air pollution.
A study published in Circulation has found a reduced risk of cardiovascular (CV) death in heart failure patients when they are given routine influenza vaccinations.
Treating severe community-acquired pneumonia with a combination of corticosteroids and antibiotics may be a cost-effective strategy.
Invasive pneumococcal disease was significantly higher in premature infants than in infants born at term.
A meta-analysis of case-control studies supports the use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children as it protects against serotype 3.
Compared with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, nonhoneycomb hypersensitivity pneumonitis phenotypes are associated with greater improvements in percent-predicted forced vital capacity.
Statin use did not modify the effect of vaccination on influenza in adults ≥45 years.
The new 60-question Lung Transplant Quality of Life survey measures symptoms, health perceptions, functioning, and well-being.
Investigators examined whether influenza is an independent risk factor for the development of acute myocardial infarction.
Patients with bacterial pneumonia are at higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events within 90 days compared with patients with viral pneumonia.
Hands can be vehicles for transmission of pneumococcus and lead to acquisition of nasopharyngeal colonization.
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.
The risk of having a healthcare-associated infection was 16% lower in 2015 than in 2011.
Despite recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the use of radiography in pediatric bronchiolitis has not decreased.
Seasonal influenza activity was also found to be low in the Southern Hemisphere.
The CHEST Expert Cough Panel agreed on cough, dyspnea, pleural pain, sweating, shivers, aches, temperature of ≥38°C, tachypnea, and new and localizing chest examination signs as clinical symptoms as criteria suggestive of pneumonia in outpatient adults.