Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds
Authors: Kumar ST, Yassin A, Bhowmick T, Dixit D Abstract Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) continue to represent the most common nosocomial-associated infections, resulting in significant attributable mortality, increased length of hospital stay, and financial burden.1 The updated Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis and management of nonimmunocompromised hosts with HAP and VAP. PMID: 29234216 [PubMed]
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Conclusion: To the best of their knowledge and according to literature this patient report is the first one of subretinal granuloma formation after pneumonia due to mycoplasma infection. Since Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common pathogen, especially in children and young adults, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any febrile illness accompanied by ocular signs.
ABSTRACT Background and objectiveDrug‐resistant pathogen (DRP) risk stratification is important for choosing a treatment strategy for community‐onset pneumonia. Evidence for benefits of non‐antipseudomonal β‐lactam plus macrolide combination therapy (BLM) on mortality is limited in patients at low DRP risk. Risk factors for mortality remain to be clarified. MethodsPost hoc analysis using a prospective multicentre study cohort of community‐onset pneumonia was performed to assess 30‐day differences in mortality between non‐antipseudomonal β‐lactam monotherapy (BL) and BLM groups. Logistic regression...
Conclusions: In our retrospective single-center series of CRGNB nonbacteremic infections, CCCT was not superior to CMT. Multicenter large observational studies or prospective randomized clinical trials are the need of the hour.
Conclusion ILD frequency has increased among RA patients due to improved detection by HRCT. High titer of ACPA was associated with extent and patterns of severity of ILD in RA patients. When high ACPA titer is associated with low CDAI score, physician could suspect lung involvement.
Shah SN, Bachur RG, Simel DL, Neuman MI. Does This Child Have Pneumonia?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA 2017;318:462-71.
This article summarizes the current challenges in pneumonia etiology research; outlines the key observations from the PERCH and CAPES projects, as well as other important studies; and suggests a way forward for pneumonia etiology research in the current era.
A new study examines the prognostic significance of mean platelet volume in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia.BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Authors: Daido W, Yamasaki M, Morio Y, Funaishi K, Ishiyama S, Deguchi N, Taniwaki M, Ohashi N, Hattori N Abstract We herein report the rare case of co-occurring dermatomyositis (DM), interstitial pneumonia (IP), and lung cancer in a 59-year-old man. Computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography-CT showed the presence of a left lung tumor with IP, which was diagnosed as lung adenocarcinoma by a CT-guided tumor biopsy. We diagnosed DM based on the presence of myalgia, Gottron's papules, and anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase antibody positivity in the patient. Co-occurrence of the above-mentioned three disea...