Data gathered from a meta-analysis of clinical practice guidelines published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, show that well-designed randomized controlled trials are urgently needed.
Exposure to carbapenem and carboxypenicillin or ureidopenicillin during the week before onset of ventilator-associated pneumonia and the severity of disease with regard to respiratory and hematologic failures were independent risk factors for the occurrence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia-related VAP.
The objective surveillance for nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) via electronically computable definitions generates incidence, mortality, and adjusted odds ratios [OR] for hospital mortality similar to those generated by manual surveillance.
The decision to update the pneumococcal vaccine recommendations was based on a review of evidence that demonstrated that the implementation of the 2014 recommendation had minimal impact on PCV13-type disease at the population level among older adults.
The development of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis in infants within the first 6 months of life was associated with increased odds of pneumonia, otitis media, and filling of antibiotic prescriptions in the second 6 months of life, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This was a population-based cohort study of infants…
Early-onset pneumonia with multidrug-resistant organisms is a major concern for patients who have received a liver transplant, and pre- and intra-operative risk factors influence its development, according to study data presented at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ The Liver Meeting, held November 8 to 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. In an…
Delafloxacin may provide a feasible alternative antibiotic monotherapy option for treating patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) who have renal impairment in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
A new scoring system for Drug Resistance in Pneumonia (DRIP) has demonstrated efficacy in improving pneumonia-related prescription trends, including a significant drop in broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions.