Patients with aspiration pneumonia who received extended anaerobic coverage had no reduction in mortality risk and a significantly higher risk of Clostridioides difficile than those prescribed limited anaerobic coverage.
28 Feb 2024
ICU patients from three countries were randomized to either enteral Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG or placebo twice daily for a median of nine days and developed ventilator-associated pneumonia at similar rates.
29 Sep 2021
A mycotic aneurysm, retroperitoneal hematoma, and more.
28 Feb 2024
The new American Thoracic Society guideline opposes routine use of nucleic acid-based testing for noninfluenza viral pathogens in outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia but identifies some uses for the tests in inpatients.
12 May 2021
An intermediate care unit with a maximum census of six created over 1,000 available ICU bed-days over 12 months.
14 Feb 2024
Rates of antimicrobial de-escalation immediately following negative cultures for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas varied widely across hospitals, ranging from 2% to 35%, with larger teaching hospitals having the highest rates of de-escalation.
11 Mar 2020
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Nearly half of inpatients with pneumonia or urinary tract infection were overprescribed antibiotics after discharge
The most common types of antibiotic overuse after discharge included excess duration for pneumonia and unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria, a retrospective cohort study found.
23 Sep 2020
The FDA approved sulbactam and durlobactam for injection to treat hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by susceptible strains of Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex, among other recent actions.
5 Jul 2023
Studies offered further support for anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 but showed no benefit from hydroxychloroquine or lopinavir-ritonavir. The authors of recent pneumonia guidelines explained how the recommendations apply to COVID-19 patients.
13 May 2020