Recent News

Feb 13, 2018

News Scan for Feb 13, 2018

Trump budget proposal
Lassa fever response
Saudi Arabia MERS
UK lab accidents
Pneumonia in opioid users
Feb 09, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 09, 2018

Research agenda for antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics for aspiration pneumonitis
Stewardship in kids' pneumonia
Feb 02, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 02, 2018

Gram-negative pneumonia antibiotic
Antibiotic-resistant E coli
Jan 16, 2018

News Scan for Jan 16, 2018

Suspected Rift Valley fever
Avian flu in 5 nations
Dengvaxia reimbursement
Kids pneumonia criteria
Measles scare
Dec 18, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

New antibiotic combo may be option for hospital pneumonia

A phase 3 trial shows ceftazidime-avibactam "non-inferior" to meropenem.

Nov 29, 2017

News Scan for Nov 29, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Yellow fever, monkeypox in Nigeria
Japan finds H5N6 reassortant
Pneumonia vaccine price rise
Nov 27, 2017
Chest auscultation stethoscope

Study says 4 factors could aid pneumonia diagnosis, cut antibiotics

Fever, crackling in the lungs, high pulse, and low blood oxygen may be predictive.

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

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

Agweyu A, Lilford RJ, English M, et al. Appropriateness of clinical severity classification of new WHO childhood pneumonia guidance: a multi-hospital, retrospective, cohort study. Lancet Glob Health 2017 Jan;6(1):e74-83

AHRQ. Pneumonia: hospital-level, risk-standardized payment associated with a 30-day episode of care for pneumonia. Jan 3, 2018

AlBarrak A, Alotaibi B, Yassin Y, et al. Proportion of  adult community-acquired pneumonia cases attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae among Hajj pilgrims in 2016. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 20)

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)

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)

Bernaola E, Gil F, Herranz M, et al. Pneumococcal vaccination and pneumonia associated with pleural effusion in a pediatric population. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 Apr;37(4):e87-92

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)

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)

Daniel P, Rodrigo C, Bewick T, et al. 13-valent vaccine serotype pneumococcal community acquired pneumonia in adults in high clinical risk groups. Vaccine 2018 (published online Feb 10)

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)

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)

Florin TA, Brokamp C, Mantyla R, et al. Validation of the PIDS/IDSA severity criteria in children with community-acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 13)

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)

Goldblatt D, Southern J, Andrews NJ, et al. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 delivered as one primary and one booster dose (1+1) compared with two primary doses and a booster (2+1) in UK infants: a multicentre, parallel group randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 22)

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

Howitz MF, Harboe ZB, Ingels H, et al. A nationwide study on the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on antibiotic use and ventilation tube insertion in Denmark 2000–2014. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 18)

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

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