Pneumonia

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Updated Guidelines for Management of Hospital-Acquired/Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Updated Guidelines for Management of Hospital-Acquired/Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

An international panel of experts applied the GRADE system and choose 7 PICO questions to generate recommendations for HAP/VAP.

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Zoonotic Potential of C caviae Resulting in Severe CAP Described

Zoonotic Potential of C caviae Resulting in Severe CAP Described

Three cases of community-acquired pneumonia involving Chlamydia caviae after exposure to ill guinea pigs have been described

Universal Pneumonia Vaccine in Development

Universal Pneumonia Vaccine in Development

Preclinical tests show the new vaccine stimulated an immune response to 72 of the more than 90 known strains of S pneumoniae.

Increase in Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia With GERD

Increase in Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia With GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with long-term risk of pneumonia in a younger population of patients treated with PPIs.

FDA: Priority Review Granted to Expand Indications for Ceftazidime/Avibactam

FDA: Priority Review Granted to Expand Indications for Ceftazidime/Avibactam

The FDA has granted priority review for Avycaz (ceftazidime/avibactam) to expand the current indications.

Antibiotic Regimen Strategy for Improving Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Antibiotic Regimen Strategy for Improving Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Patients who seem to benefit most from the combination of a macrolide with a β-lactam are patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia, septic shock, and invasive mechanical ventilation.

No Significant Difference in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Tx Outcomes in HIV Immunosuppression

No Significant Difference in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Tx Outcomes in HIV Immunosuppression

Adults with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia who are HIV-immunosuppressed had the same prognosis and outcomes with standardized treatment.

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.

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