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Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Infection Linked to Celiac Disease

Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Infection Linked to Celiac Disease

Researchers conducted a systematic review of 3 manuscripts, including a total of 50,547 patients with celiac disease.

Chasing Serotype Replacement in Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Chasing Serotype Replacement in Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Increasing rates of non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease present a new challenge to the global containment of the infection.

Single-Dose PCV13 Immunogenic, Safe in Pediatric Oncology

Single-Dose PCV13 Immunogenic, Safe in Pediatric Oncology

A single-dose 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was found to be safe and immunogenic for pediatric oncology patients.

Higher Risk for Pneumonia in HIV Does Not Mean Worse Outcomes

Higher Risk for Pneumonia in HIV Does Not Mean Worse Outcomes

A Barcelona study found that patients with HIV required no special treatment for pneumonia compared with healthy individuals.

Pneumonia Risk Higher in Asthma Patients Using Inhaled Corticosteroid

Pneumonia Risk Higher in Asthma Patients Using Inhaled Corticosteroid

Use of inhaled corticosteroids is linked to increased risk of pneumonia in patents with asthma.

Can Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Predict Mortality in CAP?

Can Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Predict Mortality in CAP?

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can predict 30-day mortality for elderly adults with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

AATS: Guidelines for Empyema Management Released

AATS: Guidelines for Empyema Management Released

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has release guidelines on the treatment of empyema from complications of pneumonia.

Higher Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia With Certain T2D Drugs

Higher Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia With Certain T2D Drugs

Patients with type 2 diabetes may be at greater risk of developing community-acquired pneumonia when using thiazolidinediones with metformin compared to treatment with a sulfonylurea and metformin.

Benzodiazepine Use Increases Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Disease

Benzodiazepine Use Increases Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Disease

Risk for pneumonia should be considered when weighing the benefits and risks of benzodiazepines in patients with Alzheimer disease.

Pneumonia Rate in Children Decreased With PCV10 Vaccine

Pneumonia Rate in Children Decreased With PCV10 Vaccine

The rate of pneumonia decreased with the introduction of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) in vaccine-eligible children and older, unvaccinated children.

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