Search results for "Pneumonia"
Bundled intervention may help prevent non-ventilator-associated HAP, Swiss study finds
A prevention bundle of oral care, dysphagia screening and management, mobilization, discontinuation of inappropriate proton-pump inhibitors, and respiratory therapy was strategically implemented to try to prevent non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP).
15 Mar 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
A new era of pneumonia management
New guidelines change categorization, testing, and prescribing for pneumonia.
15 Jan 2020
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
COVID-19, other pneumonia causes associated with similar mortality after ventilation
The authors of a retrospective cohort study comparing outcomes between patients with pneumonia due to COVID-19 versus other causes said that use of mechanical ventilation in the former group should follow guidelines established for the latter.
18 Jan 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
Cases from the University of Massachusetts
Acute drug-induced pancytopenia, liver injury, anaplasmosis, and more.
22 Feb 2023
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
March 15, 2023
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Latest studies look at pneumonia scores and stroke rates in inpatients with COVID-19
The PSI and CURB-65 work in patients with pneumonia from SARS-CoV-2, one study found, while another estimated stroke rates in COVID-19 inpatients. Research on breakthrough infections showed that full vaccination provided more protection than previous infection, among other findings.
10 Nov 2021