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Inflammatory Markers in CAP Influenced by Time From Symptom Onset to Presentation

Inflammatory Markers in CAP Influenced by Time From Symptom Onset to Presentation

Differences in serum inflammatory markers may exist between patients with community-acquired pneumonia who present within the first 48 hours of symptom onset vs those who present later.

Comparing Diagnostic Imaging for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Comparing Diagnostic Imaging for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Adults with community-acquired pneumonia that is visualized on CT scan but not on concurrent chest radiograph have similar pathogens, disease severity, and outcomes as patients who had pneumonia confirmed via chest radiograph.

Predictive Model Identifies Risk Factors for Bacteremia in Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Predictive Model Identifies Risk Factors for Bacteremia in Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Researchers retrospectively analyzed data from patients hospitalized with pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia to determine risk factors for pneumococcal bacteremia.

Azithromycin Timing Not Associated With Childhood Mycoplasma Pneumonia Outcomes

Azithromycin Timing Not Associated With Childhood Mycoplasma Pneumonia Outcomes

Researchers assessed the timing of azithromycin administration for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia to determine its effectiveness in the setting of macrolide resistance.

Prognostic Role of Serum Angiopoietin in Pneumonia-Induced Acute Lung Failure

Prognostic Role of Serum Angiopoietin in Pneumonia-Induced Acute Lung Failure

Researchers investigated the prognostic and pathogenetic effect of angiopoietins in regulating pulmonary vascular barrier function and inflammation in bacterial pneumonia.

Pulse Oximetry May Aid Pneumonia Diagnosis in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Pulse Oximetry May Aid Pneumonia Diagnosis in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

The utilization of this tool could prevent severe complications secondary to delayed pneumonia diagnosis and treatment.

Planned Meta-Analysis of Risk Factors for Neonatal Pneumonia in India

Planned Meta-Analysis of Risk Factors for Neonatal Pneumonia in India

This will be the first systematic review and meta-analysis on risk factors for pneumonia among neonates in India.

Higher Mortality Rate in Severe CAP Treated With Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

Higher Mortality Rate in Severe CAP Treated With Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

Patients admitted to hospitals with severe CAP who subsequently required invasive mechanical ventilation had a higher mortality risk.

Increased Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease With Opioid Use

Increased Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease With Opioid Use

Opioid use is associated with elevated risk of invasive pneumococcal disease.

FDA: Avycaz Approved for Hospital-Acquired, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

FDA: Avycaz Approved for Hospital-Acquired, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

The FDA has approved the use of Avycaz (ceftazidime, avibactam) to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia.

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