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Women With H1N1 Influenza in ICU Have Higher Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes

Women With H1N1 Influenza in ICU Have Higher Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes

Pregnant women admitted to ICU with 2009 H1N1 influenza were more likely to deliver preterm and low birth-weight infants.

Does CAP Antibiotic Prescribing Differ in Children's vs Non-Children's Hospitals?

Does CAP Antibiotic Prescribing Differ in Children's vs Non-Children's Hospitals?

Guideline-concordant prescribing trends in pediatric community-acquired pneumonia appear to be lagging behind in non-children's hospitals compared with children's hospitals.

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

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.

CDC: Influenza Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

CDC: Influenza Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

Half of these individuals went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

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 Vaccine Cuts Flu-Related Hospitalization in COPD

Influenza Vaccine Cuts Flu-Related Hospitalization in COPD

Influenza-positive patients have higher rates of crude mortality and critical illness vs influenza-negative patients.

Croup Symptoms, Hospital Readmissions Reduced With Glucocorticoids

Croup Symptoms, Hospital Readmissions Reduced With Glucocorticoids

Children with croup who were given glucocorticoids had reduced symptoms at 2 through 24 hours.

Live Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Inactivated Vaccine in Children

Live Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Inactivated Vaccine in Children

Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09.

Influenza Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure

Influenza Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure

In patients with heart failure, influenza infection is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality.

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015

The number of clinical pneumonia episodes in children younger than 5 years of age was reduced by 22% in developing countries.

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

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.

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

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.

Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Influenza When Morbidly Obese or Underweight

Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Influenza When Morbidly Obese or Underweight

Adults with influenza were more likely to be hospitalized if they were underweight or morbidly obese compared with normal-weight adults.

Influenza Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines Updated

Influenza Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines Updated

Rapid molecular assays should be used to improve influenza diagnosis and antivirals should begin as soon as possible.

NDAs Submitted for Oral, IV Formulations of Lefamulin for CABP

NDAs Submitted for Oral, IV Formulations of Lefamulin for CABP

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.

Pneumococcal Vaccine May Reduce Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae Carriage

Pneumococcal Vaccine May Reduce Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae Carriage

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.

Worse Outcomes From Legionella Pneumonia in Individuals With Advanced HIV

Worse Outcomes From Legionella Pneumonia in Individuals With Advanced HIV

Previous results stated that Legionella pneumonia characteristics may not differ between individuals with HIV and individuals who do not have HIV.

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

Patients with voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis have a higher mortality rate compared with patients with voriconazole-susceptible infection.

Racial Disparities Seen in Teenagers Undergoing Flu Vaccination

Racial Disparities Seen in Teenagers Undergoing Flu Vaccination

Black adolescents have lower odds of receiving influenza vaccination than white adolescents.

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Benralizumab-Treated Asthma

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Benralizumab-Treated Asthma

The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.

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