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A coding case study

A patient with sepsis provides a lesson in selecting and ordering diagnoses for documentation and coding.
6 Sep 2023

Probiotic didn't reduce pneumonia in ventilated ICU patients, study finds

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

New antibiotic approved for hospital-acquired pneumonia

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

Guideline addresses viral testing in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

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

In-hospital PT may improve discharge disposition in pneumonia patients

Patients with pneumonia who received physical therapy (PT) every day while hospitalized were more likely to be discharged home than those who received it less frequently, a recent study found.
16 Aug 2023

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

A new era of pneumonia management

New guidelines change categorization, testing, and prescribing for pneumonia.
15 Jan 2020

Latest research looks at clots, drug therapies, and pneumonia guidance

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

Empiric antibiotics for pneumonia often not de-escalated after negative cultures

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

A closer look at HAP

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is both more dangerous and more complex than previously thought, says the author of a recent study.
12 Jul 2023

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