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Chest Radiograph Effective for Excluding Pediatric Pneumonia

Chest Radiograph Effective for Excluding Pediatric Pneumonia

A negative chest radiograph accurately excludes pneumonia in the majority of children.

Positive Results for Ceftolozane/Tazobactamin Phase 3 Study of Ventilated HABP, VABP Patients

Positive Results for Ceftolozane/Tazobactamin Phase 3 Study of Ventilated HABP, VABP Patients

The full findings from the study will be presented at a future scientific conference; Merck plans to include the data in a supplemental New Drug Application for Zerbaxa which will be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.

Therapeutic Algorithm May Guide Empiric Therapy in Pneumonia

Therapeutic Algorithm May Guide Empiric Therapy in Pneumonia

An algorithm based on risk factors for resistant pathogens and illness severity can simplify pneumonia treatment, improve the accuracy of empiric therapy, reduce mortality, and help avoid overusing broad spectrum therapy in some patients.

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults

Rate of incident pneumonia increased in second year after initiating treatment with proton pump inhibitors

C-Reactive Protein as a Biomarker for CAP in Bronchiectasis

C-Reactive Protein as a Biomarker for CAP in Bronchiectasis

Although clinical presentation was similar in both community-acquired pneumonia and non-pneumonia exacerbations, CRP, glucose, and leukocytes were higher in the former vs the latter.

Prevnar 13 Linked to Reduced Risk of CAP Hospitalization in Older Patients

Prevnar 13 Linked to Reduced Risk of CAP Hospitalization in Older Patients

PCV13, marketed as Prevnar 13, was evaluated in a test-negative case-control study in real-world conditions where patients were administered pneumococcal vaccination as advised by their healthcare providers.

Pediatric Pneumonia: Sensitivity of Lung Ultrasound vs Chest Radiography

Pediatric Pneumonia: Sensitivity of Lung Ultrasound vs Chest Radiography

Lung ultrasound was more effective in diagnosing pediatric community-acquired pneumonia than chest radiography.

Low-Dose CT May Modify Pneumonia Diagnosis in Elderly Patients

Low-Dose CT May Modify Pneumonia Diagnosis in Elderly Patients

Low-dose computed tomography may assist clinicians in modifying diagnosis of elderly patients who are admitted with suspected pneumonia.

Legionella Pneumonia Outcomes Similar in Adults With/Without HIV

Legionella Pneumonia Outcomes Similar in Adults With/Without HIV

Clinical presentation and outcomes in HIV-infected patients with Legionella pneumonia did not differ from patients without HIV infection.

Effect of Pneumococcal Vaccination With PCV10 on All-Cause Acute Otitis Media

Effect of Pneumococcal Vaccination With PCV10 on All-Cause Acute Otitis Media

In this whole-population study, researchers demonstrated a 22% vaccine effect of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on all-cause acute otitis media.

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