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Klebsiella pneumoniae With PKS Gene Cluster Increases 30-Day Mortality

Klebsiella pneumoniae With PKS Gene Cluster Increases 30-Day Mortality

Results showed pks carriage by a causative strain was an independent risk factor for 30-day mortality in patients with K pneumoniae bloodstream infections, especially when accompanied by MDR.

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Risk Higher in Premature Infants

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Risk Higher in Premature Infants

Invasive pneumococcal disease was significantly higher in premature infants than in infants born at term.

Guideline Adoption for Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Guideline Adoption for Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Recommendations in line with the current national guidelines for childhood CAP were found to be supported at pediatric primary care practices.

IDSA/ATS CAP Guidelines Have Poor Specificity/Sensitivity for Some Bacteria

IDSA/ATS CAP Guidelines Have Poor Specificity/Sensitivity for Some Bacteria

Recommended indications for Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila antigen testing for CAP have poor sensitivity and specificity for identifying patients to screen.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations Cause Confusion Among Physicians

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations Cause Confusion Among Physicians

While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.

Risk Factors for Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens in Pneumonia

Risk Factors for Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens in Pneumonia

Previous antibiotic use and mechanical invasive ventilation were risk factors for multidrug-resistant pathogens in hospital-associated or ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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

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