The objective of the study was to evaluate initial serologic responses to the 13-valent protein-conjugated and the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine.
Prolonged treatment with high-dose steroids is a significant risk factor for pneumocystis pneumonia in patients with hematologic malignancies, solid organ transplants, and rheumatic diseases.
The absolute risk for aspiration pneumonia attributable to antipsychotic exposure is much greater in older rather than younger adults.
Pleural fluid lactic dehydrogenase and glucose are useful parameters in determining the severity of pediatric CAP.
Prophylactic antibiotics delivered by nebulization in patients who were mechanically ventilated reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia
The results of this study question the routine empirical use of macrolide combination therapy in this population.
Three cases of community-acquired pneumonia involving Chlamydia caviae after exposure to ill guinea pigs have been described
Preclinical tests show the new vaccine stimulated an immune response to 72 of the more than 90 known strains of S pneumoniae.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with long-term risk of pneumonia in a younger population of patients treated with PPIs.
The FDA has granted priority review for Avycaz (ceftazidime/avibactam) to expand the current indications.
Omadacycline was non-inferior to moxifloxacin for treatment of CABP and linezolid for treatment of ABSSSI.
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.
Implementation of a procalcitonin diagnostic algorithm improves diagnostic yield and reduces hospital length of stay in bacterial pneumonia.
Multiple disparities exist in rates of adult vaccination for 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
The efficacy of delafloxacin in treating Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilius influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolates was examined.
Macrolides, despite inferior anti-pneumococcal activity, are the most commonly prescribed antibiotic class for CAP in Children.
An international panel of experts applied the GRADE system and choose 7 PICO questions to generate recommendations for HAP/VAP.
Adults with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia who are HIV-immunosuppressed had the same prognosis and outcomes with standardized treatment.
Difficulty breathing and hypoxemia may be a better indication of pneumonia in children.
A new longitudinal study updates the epidemiology of acute otitis media in the decade after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.
Cardiovascular disease risks persist for years after sepsis or pneumonia.
Time to blood culture positivity was directly associated with disease severity and outcomes in bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of 3 manuscripts, including a total of 50,547 patients with celiac disease.
Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
The quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) clinical tool was superior to SIRS criteria for the evaluation of in-hospital mortality.
Increasing rates of non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease present a new challenge to the global containment of the infection.
Varicella-zoster virus-related community-acquired pneumonia can be linked to significant rates of morbidity and mortality in adults.
Diagnosis is one of the primary difficulties in managing hospital acquired pneumonia.
A single-dose 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was found to be safe and immunogenic for pediatric oncology patients.
Study finds that over one-fifth of those prescribed an antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia experience treatment failure.
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