Recent News

Feb 21, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2019

XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic
Feb 08, 2019
Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

Feb 06, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 06, 2019

FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China
Jan 31, 2019

News Scan for Jan 31, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
High flu vaccine protection in kids
FDA tag for pneumococcal vaccine
Lyme vaccine trial results
Dec 14, 2018

News Scan for Dec 14, 2018

Only minor US flu increase
Another Saudi MERS case
New polio cases in 2 nations
Pneumonia deaths in kids
Dec 10, 2018
Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

Aug 09, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 09, 2018

Antibiotic resistance in Australia
New antibiotic for pneumonia, skin infections
Ventilator-associated pneumonia risk factors
Autism and early antibiotic exposure
Jul 10, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 10, 2018

UK competition for AMR innovation
Funding for new gonorrhea drug
Antibiotic course for pneumonia
May 22, 2018

News Scan for May 22, 2018

More Nipah in India
New CARB-X support
Cameroon monkeypox outbreak
AAP on FluMist
Pneumonia vaccine in elderly
May 08, 2018

News Scan for May 08, 2018

UK guidance on UTIs
Chagas disease in Americas
Cholera vaccination in Bangladesh
Flu vaccine and infant pneumonia

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adler H, Nikolaou E, Gould K, et al. Pneumococcal colonization in healthy adult research participants in the conjugate vaccine era, United Kingdom, 2010-2017. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 28)

Ambroggio L, Mangeot C, Kurowski EM, et al. Guideline adoption for community-acquired pneumonia in the outpatient setting. Pediatrics 2018 Oct

Asner SA, Agyeman PKA, Gradoux E, et al. Burden of Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis in children after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines — a prospective population-based cohort study. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 2)

Bellew S, Grijalva CG, Williams DJ, et al. Pneumococcal and Legionella urinary antigen tests in community-acquired pneumonia: prospective evaluation of indications for testing. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 28)

Castaneda-Orjuela C, De la Hoz-Restrepo F. How cost effective is switching universal vaccination from PCV10 to PVC13? a case study from a developing country. Vaccine 2018 (published online Aug 4)

Chen C, Beutels P, Wood J, et al. Retrospective cost-effectiveness of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination program in Australia. Vaccine 2018 (published online Sep 10)

Chen C, Liceras FC, Flasche S, et al. Effect and cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination: a global modelling analysis. Lancet 2019 Jan 1;7(1)

Danino D, Givon-Lavi N, Ben-Shimol S, et al. Understanding the evolution of antibiotic-nonsusceptible pneumococcal nasopharyngeal colonization following pneumococcal conjugate vaccines implementation in young children. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 29)

Dean P, Florin TA. Factors associated with pneumonia severity in children: a systematic review.  J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2018 (published online May 30)

Dendle C, Stuart RL, Mulley WR, et al. Pneumococcal vaccination in adult solid organ transplant recipients: a review of current evidence. Vaccine 2018 (published online Sep 11)

Dirmesropian S, Liu B, Wood JG, et al. Pneumonia hospitalisation and case-fatality rates in older Australians with and without risk factors for pneumococcal disease: implications for vaccine policy. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Mar 1)

Dunne EM, Satzke C, Ratu FT, et al. Effect of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction on pneumococcal carriage in Fiji: results from four annual cross-sectional carriage surveys. Lancet Glob Health 2018 Dec 1;6(12):pe1375-85

Eythorsson E, Sigurdsson S, Hrafnkelsson B, et al. Impact of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on antimicrobial prescriptions in young children: a whole population study. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Oct 4;18:505

Gothankar J, Doke P, Dhumale G, et al. Reported incidence and risk factors of childhood pneumonia in India: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2018 Sep 11;18:111

Greenberg D, Hoover PA, Vesikari T, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV15) in healthy infants. Vaccine 2018 (published online Sep 21)

Heinsbroek E, Tafatatha T, Phiri A, et al. Pneumococcal carriage in households in Karonga District, Malawi, before and after introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination. Vaccine 2018 (published online Oct 21)

Kache PA, Julien T, Corrado RE, et al. Geospatial cluster analyses of pneumonia-associated hospitalisations among adults in New York City, 2010-2014. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Nov 19)

Kalkowska DA, Boender GJ, Smit LAM, et al. Associations between pneumonia and residential distance to livestock farms over a five-year period in a large population-based study. PLoS One 2018 Jul 17;13(7):e0200813

Kandasamy R, Gurung M, Thorson S, et al. Comparison of two schedules of two-dose priming with the ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Nepalese children: an open-label, randomised non-inferiority controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 8)

Karimata Y, Kinjo T, Parrott G, et al. Clinical features of human metapneumovirus pneumonia in non-immunocompromised patients: an investigation of three long-term care facility outbreaks. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 4)

Kilpi TM, Jokinen J, Puumalainen T, et al. Effectiveness of pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine against pneumonia in children: a cluster-randomised trial. Vaccine 2018 (published online Aug 23)

Kim JH, Baik SH, Chun BC, et al. Adult invasive pneumococcal disease in the Republic of Korea: risk medical conditions and mortality stratified to age groups. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 25)

Kolditz M, Schmitt J, Pletz MW, et al. Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on incidence of all-cause pneumonia in adults aged > 60 years — a population-based retrospective cohort study. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 21)

Kutty PK, Jain S, Taylor TH, et al. Mycoplasma pneumoniae among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 17)

La Combe B, Clermont O, Messika J, et al. Pneumonia-specific Escherichia coli with distinct phylogenetic and virulence profiles, France, 2012-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Mar 4)

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