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Nov 29, 2017

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

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 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 31, 2017

Respiratory viral testing for pneumonia
Antiseptic resistance genes in Turkey

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