Recent News

Jun 11, 2020

News Scan for Jun 11, 2020

Antibiotics for kids' pneumonia
Northward spread of Heartland virus ticks
Legionnaires' disease and toilets
Apr 30, 2020
Childhood vaccination

Study highlights impact of childhood vaccines on antibiotic use

The study provides clear evidence of the power of childhood vaccines on reducing the antibiotic resistance burden.

Mar 16, 2020
Doc with stethoscope on girl's back

Study questions role of antibiotics in kids' pneumonia

Data on children treated for mild pneumonia suggests antibiotics may not be needed as often as prescribed.

Feb 19, 2020
Doctor showing chest x-ray to patient

Study raises questions about broad-spectrum antibiotics for pneumonia

The findings question the "more is better" mantra for preventing MRSA.

Feb 18, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 18, 2020

CARB-X funds for peptides
Airborne antimicrobial resistance
Rising resistance in kids' pneumococci
Feb 13, 2020

News Scan for Feb 13, 2020

Recent DRC Ebola cases
MCR-1 resistance gene in Wyoming
Pneumococcal disease in kids
More H5N6 in Vietnam
Jan 07, 2020
Woman wearing mask at airport

Nations step up screening and await word on China's pneumonia outbreak

Hong Kong, meanwhile, reports a respirator shortage.

Jan 06, 2020
Night market in Wuhan, China

Questions still swirl over China's unexplained pneumonia outbreak

The CDC issues a watch but does not call for travel limits.

Jan 03, 2020
Wuhan map

Cases spike in Wuhan mystery pneumonia cluster

The outbreak raises questions about not only the pathogen, but how patients were exposed.

Jan 02, 2020
Wuhan skyline

No answers yet in China's pneumonia outbreak

Local sources say the market linked to the cases sold some live animals and animal organs, raising concerns about zoonotic virus spread.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abelenda-Alonso G, Rombauts A, Gudiol C, et al. Influenza and bacterial coinfection in adults with community-acquired pneumonia admitted to conventional wards: risk factors, clinical features, and outcomes. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 Mar;7(3)

Aguilar PGR, Arenas VA, Gudino NAV, et al. The impact of tooth brushing versus tooth brushing and chlorhexidine application to avoid postoperative pneumonia in children. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Jul 16)

Ahmed SS, Pondo T, Xing W, e al. Early impact of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use on invasive pneumococcal disease among adults with and without underlying medical conditions—United States. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 12)

Albin OR, Henig O, Patel TS, et al. Clinical implications of microbiologic treatment failure in the setting of clinical cure of bacterial pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 13)

Amin-Chowdhury Z, Collins S, Sheppard C, et al. Characteristics of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by emerging serotypes after the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in England: prospective observational cohort study, 2014-18. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 19)

Aris P, Robatjazi S, Nikkhahi F, et al. Molecular mechanisms and prevalence of colistin resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Middle East region: a review over five last years. J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2020 (published online Jun 23)

Baxter R, Aukes L, Pelton SI, et al. Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease after introduction into routine pediatric use. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc 2020 (published online May 16)

Benulic K, Pirs M, Couto N, et al. Whole genome sequencing characterization of Slovenian carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, including OXA-48 and NDM-1 producing outbreak isolates. PLoS One 2020 (published online Apr 13)

Bosco E, Zullo AR, McConeghy KW, et al. Geographic variation in pneumonia and influenza in long-term care facilities: a national study. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 29)

Butters C, Phuong LK, Cole T, et al. Prevalence of immunodeficiency in children with invasive pneumococcal disease in the pneumococcal vaccine era: a systematic review. JAMA Pediatr 2019 (published online Sep 30)

Cao T, Liu Y, Li Y, et al. A public health concern: emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a public transportation environment. J Antimicrob Chemother 2020 (published online Jul 4)

Castro-Rodriguez JA, Abarca K, Forno E, et al. Asthma and the risk of invasive pneumococcal disease: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Dec 16)

Chan T, Tay MZ, Kyaw WM, et al. Epidemiology, vaccine effectiveness, and risk factors for mortality for pneumococcal disease among hospitalised adults in Singapore: a case-control study. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jun 17;20 (423)

Chen YC, Hsu WY, Chang TH. Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in pediatric community-acquired pneumonia. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jul;26(7)

Danis K, Varon E, Lepoutre A, et al. Factors associated with severe non-meningitis invasive pneumococcal disease in adults in France. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 30)

Davey RT Jr, Fernandez-Cruz E, Markowitz N, et al. Anti-influenza hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin for adults with influenza A or B infection (FLU-IVIG): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Respir Med 2019 (published online Sep 30)

de C Brandileone MC, Zanella RC, Almeida SCG, et al. Long-term effect of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Brazil. Vaccine 2019 (published online Jul 24)

De Oliveira LH, Shioda K, Valenzuela MT, et al. Declines in pneumonia mortality following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online May 25)

Dernoncourt A, El Samad Y, Schmidt J, et al. Case studies and literature review of pneumococcal septic arthritis in adults. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 12)

Do Carmo TA, Ferreira IBB, de Menezes RC, et al. Derivation and validation of a novel severity scoring system for pneumonia at ICU admission. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Mar 8)

Eekholm S, Ahlstrom G, Kristensson J, et al. Gaps between current clinical practice and evidence-based guidelines for treatment and care of older patients with community acquired pneumonia: a descriptive cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jan 23;20:73

Ernst CM, Braxton JR, Rodriguez-Osorio CA, et al. Adaptive evolution of virulence and persistence in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Nature Med 2020 (published online Apr 13)

Faingelernt Y, Dagan R, Givon-Lavi N, et al. Nasopharyngeal carriage of invasive pneumococcal serotypes during childhood community-acquired alveolar pneumonia is associated with specific clinical presentation. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 5)

Fernandez LA, Seco JP, Cebey-Lopez M, et al. Differences between diabetic and non-diabetic patients with community-acquired pneumonia in primary care in Spain. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Nov 15;19:973

Figueiredo AHA, Brouwer MC, Bijlsma MW, et al. Community-acquired pneumonia in patients with bacterial meningitis: a prospective nationwide cohort study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 (published online Sep 13)

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