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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.

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017
shower head

CDC: Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases could be prevented

Poorly maintained water systems are typically to blame, and those in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable.

Sep 19, 2016

Sep 19, 2016
MRSA bacteria

UK health officials detail progress on AMR strategy

Report finds some encouraging trends in resistance, but also notes increasing consumption of anitbiotics.

Jul 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Patient on ventilator

IDSA: Use short course of antibiotics for hospital pneumonia

Hospital-acquired and ventilator-related pneumonia get a 7-day course, IDSA says.

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
Pneumonia chest x-ray

Studies show pneumococcal vaccines' protection varies

Three studies show moderate protection against pneumococcal pneumonia but limited protection against all-cause pneumonia.

Sep 17, 2015

Sep 17, 2015
Flu shot

CDC: Flu vaccine coverage up a bit in 2014-15

Uptake increased a bit in adults and in health workers but dropped among pregnant women.

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