News & Perspective

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Rx on smart phone

Pneumonia patients get too many antibiotics, study finds

Fully 67.8% of patients received antibiotics for longer than recommended.

Jun 28, 2019

Jun 28, 2019
Young doctor examining x-ray

Study: Viruses cause most global pediatric pneumonia

Viruses account for 61.4% of cases in young kids, with RSV the most common viral cause and the leading cause of severe pneumonia.

Feb 08, 2019

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.

Dec 10, 2018

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.

Dec 18, 2017

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 27, 2017

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

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

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 16, 2017

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.

Sep 27, 2017

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.

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