Pneumonia

Recent News

Nov 06, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

Antibiotic course often too long in pneumonia patients

More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.

Nov 03, 2017
Child pneumonia patient

Study: Azithromycin overprescribed for kids' pneumonia

Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.

Oct 17, 2017

News Scan for Oct 17, 2017

Southern Hemisphere flu decline
Influenza in VA hospitals
H5N6 avian flu in China
H5N8 in South Africa
Hospital-acquired pneumonia
Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Oct 13, 2017

News Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Vaccine attack in Syria
El Nino and Zika
Detecting congenital Zika
MDR pneumonia
Sep 27, 2017
Fireman amidst smoke

Pneumonia vaccine gaps found in adults with work-related asthma

Only 54% of US workers with asthma had received the recommended pneumococcal vaccine.

Sep 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 18, 2017

Resistant E coli clone in kids
New pneumonia antibiotic
UK strep guidelines
Aug 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 31, 2017

Respiratory viral testing for pneumonia
Antiseptic resistance genes in Turkey
Aug 24, 2017

News Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Texas expands Zika testing
Global respiratory disease burden
Jul 28, 2017

News Scan for Jul 28, 2017

Avian flu outbreaks
Zika vaccine deal
US pneumonia burden
NICU stewardship
Cholera in Somalia

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Agarkhedkar S, Juergens C, Balasundaram K, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children 6-17 years of age in India: an open-label trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Nov;36(11):e283-5

Alari A, Chaussade H, Domenech De Calles M, et al. Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on pneumococcal meningitis cases in France between 2001 and 2014: a time series analysis. BMC Med Genomics 2016 Dec 21;14:211

Alicino C, Paganino C, Orsi A, et al. The impact of 10-valent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on hospitalization for pneumonia in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 11)

Amaro R, Sellares J, Polverino E, et al. Previous antibiotics therapy is associated with a lower incidence of septic shock and a lower need for mechanical ventilation in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. J Infect 2017 (published online Jan 24)

Andam CP, Worby CJ, Gierke R, et al. Penicillin resistance of nonvaccine type pneumococcus before and after PCV13 introduction, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published Apr 18)

Andrade AL, Afonso ET, Minamisava R, et al. Direct and indirect impact of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction on pneumonia hospitalizations and economic burden in all age-groups in Brazil: a time-series analysis. PLoS One 2017 Sep 7;12(9):e0184204

Baker D, Quinn B. Hospital acquired pneumonia prevention initiative-2: incidence of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in the United States. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Oct 16)

Benet T, Pico VS, Messaoudi M, et al. Microorganisms associated with pneumonia in children <5 years of age in developing and emerging countries: the GABRIEL Pneumonia Multicenter, prospective, case-control study. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 12)

Blatt SP, Yultyev A, Huang M, et al. Impact of respiratory virus molecular testing on antibiotic utilization in community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Aug 30)

Bramley AM, Reed C, Finelli L, et al. Relationship between body mass index and outcomes among hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 17)

Briel M, Spoorenberg SMC, Snijders D, et al. Corticosteroids in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 9)

Carnalla-Barajas MN, Soto-Nogueron A, Sanchez-Aleman MA, et al. Changing trends in serotypes of S. pneumoniae isolates causing invasive and non-invasive diseases in unvaccinated population in Mexico (2000-2014). Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 16)

Chochua S, Metcalf BJ, Li Z, et al. Invasive serotype 35B pneumococci including an expanding serotype switch lineage, United States, 2015-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 16)

Cilloniz C, Ewig S, Gabarrus A, et al. Seasonality of pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia. Respirology 2017 (published online Jan 17)

Ding C, Zhang Y, Yang Z, et al. Incidence, temporal trend and factors associated with ventilator-associated pneumonia in mainland China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 4)

Eljaaly K, Alshehri S, Aljabri A, et al. Clinical failure with and without empiric atypical bacteria coverage in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 2;17:385

Eton V, Schroeter A, Kelly L, et al. Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenza diseases in northwestern Ontario, Canada (2010-2015). Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 22)

Eurich DT, Marrie TJ, Minhas-Sandhu JK, et al. Risk of heart failure after community acquired pneumonia: prospective controlled study with 10 years of follow-up. BMJ 2017 Feb 13;356

Fathima P, Blyth CC, Lehmann D, et al. The impact of pneumococcal vaccination on bacterial and viral pneumonia in Western Australian children: record linkage cohort study of 469,589 births (1996-2012). Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 23)

Florin TA, Ambroggio L, Brokamp C, et al. Reliability of examination findings in suspected community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Aug 23)

Giuliano KK, Baker D, Quinn B. The epidemiology of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in the United States. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Oct 16)

Greenhow TL, Hung YY, Herz A. Bacteremia in children 3 to 36 months old after introduction of conjugated pneumococcal vaccines. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Guo L, Li G, Wang J, et al. Suspicious outbreak of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by Burkholderia cepacia in a surgical intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Mar 20)

Hendriks W, Boshuizen H, Dekkers A, et al. Temporal cross-correlation between influenza-like illnesses and invasive pneumococcal disease in the Netherlands. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2016 (published online Dec 10)

Heo JY, Seo YB, Choi WS, et al. Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination strategies for the elderly in Korea. PLoS One 2017 May 12;12(5):e0177342

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