Pregnant women admitted to ICU with 2009 H1N1 influenza were more likely to deliver preterm and low birth-weight infants.
Guideline-concordant prescribing trends in pediatric community-acquired pneumonia appear to be lagging behind in non-children's hospitals compared with children's hospitals.
Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.
Half of these individuals went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized.
To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.
Influenza-positive patients have higher rates of crude mortality and critical illness vs influenza-negative patients.
Children with croup who were given glucocorticoids had reduced symptoms at 2 through 24 hours.
Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09.
In patients with heart failure, influenza infection is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality.
The number of clinical pneumonia episodes in children younger than 5 years of age was reduced by 22% in developing countries.
The patient, who had a history significant for cerebral palsy, seizures, and chronic constipation, had presented complaining of 3 days of fever, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.
Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.
Adults with influenza were more likely to be hospitalized if they were underweight or morbidly obese compared with normal-weight adults.
Rapid molecular assays should be used to improve influenza diagnosis and antivirals should begin as soon as possible.
Nabriva Therapeutics announced the submission of 2 NDAs to the FDA for the oral and IV formulations of lefamulin for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
A marked and rapid reduction in PCV13 serotype, the most common antibiotic-nonsusceptible S pneumoniae, carriage was observed in both ethnic populations included in this study.
Previous results stated that Legionella pneumonia characteristics may not differ between individuals with HIV and individuals who do not have HIV.
Patients with voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis have a higher mortality rate compared with patients with voriconazole-susceptible infection.
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.