Recent News

May 24, 2017

News Scan for May 24, 2017

Qatar MERS case
Pneumonia vaccine protection
May 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 11, 2017

Potential Candida auris drug
Prehistoric enterococci
Non-susceptible pneumococcus
Apr 21, 2017

News Scan for Apr 21, 2017

More avian flu outbreaks
Marker for pneumonia antibiotics
MCR-1 cases in Italy
Apr 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 20, 2017

Novel antibiotic target
Penicillin-resistant pneumonia
Apr 10, 2017

News Scan for Apr 10, 2017

African Zika circulation
Chikungunya spike
Carbapenem-resistant E cloacae
Resistant Klebsiella
Ebola studies
Pneumonia and sedatives
Mar 13, 2017

News Scan for Mar 13, 2017

MERS hospital outbreak
Yellow fever in Rio
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
New chikungunya cases
MDRO screening, isolation
Mar 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 08, 2017

Antibiotics for kids' pneumonia
Post-discharge antibiotics
Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening
Dec 30, 2016

News Scan for Dec 30, 2016

US flu picks up
Cutting antibiotics for pneumonia

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

Alcan AO, Korkmaz FD, Uyar M. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: use of the care bundle approach. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Jul 4)

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)

Ben-Shimol S, Givon-Lavi N, Leibovitz E, et al. The impact of the widespread introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on pneumococcal and non-pneumococcal otitis media. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 25)

Ben-Shimol S, Greenberg D, Givon-Lavi N, et al. Impact of PCV7/PCV13 introduction on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in young children: comparison between meningitis and non-meningitis IPD. Vaccine 2016 (published online Jul 27)

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)

Cannavino CR, Nemeth A, Korczowski B, et al. A randomized, prospective study of pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia treated with ceftaroline versus ceftriaxone. Pediatr Infect Dis 2016 Jul;35(7):752-9

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)

Chabot DJ, Ribot WJ, Joyce J, et al. Protection of rhesus macaques against inhalational anthrax with a Bacillus anthracis capsule conjugate vaccine. Vaccine 2016 (published online Jun 18)

Chen Y, Mao EQ, Yang YJ, et al. Prospective observational study to compare oral topical metronidazole versus 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate to prevent nosocomial pneumonia. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Jun 14)

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)

de C Brandileone MC, Zanella RC, Almeida SCG, et al. Effect of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae among children in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vaccine 2016 (published online Sep 28)

de St. Maurice A, Schaffner W, Griffin MR, et al. Persistent gender disparities in invasive pneumococcal diseases in the conjugate vaccine era. J Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 30)

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

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

Htar MTT, Stuurman AL, Ferreira G, et al. Effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines in preventing pneumonia in adults, a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. PLoS One 2017 May 23;12(5):e0177985

Jacobs DM, Shaver A. Prevalence of and outcomes from Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia among hospitalized patients in the United States, 2009-2012. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 31)

Kalil AC, Metersky ML, Klompas M, et al. Management of adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jul 14)

Kang L, He C, Miao L, et al. Geographic disparities of pneumonia-specific under-5 mortality rates in mainland China from 1996 to 2015: a population-based study. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 22)

Kent A, Ladhani SN, Andrews NJ, et al. Schedules for pneumoccocal vaccination of preterm infants: an RCT. Pediatrics 2016 (published online Aug 8)

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