Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
Title: Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Conditions: Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; Familial Interstitial Pneumonia Intervention: Sponsor: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Recruiting
Conclusion: Combination therapy with colistin and a high dose of ampicillin/sulbactam was associated with a more favorable clinical response to VAP due to carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii than colistin monotherapy.
Conclusions: CRK is an emerging and challenging pathogen in polytrauma victims . There was an outbreak of CRK in our ICU that could be contained with infection control measures.
Ashok Kumar Singh, Aditya Shukla, R Bajwa, Roshni Agrawal, Neha SrivastwaIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(2):125-127 Pulmonary nocardiosis is a rare disease, which mainly affects immunocompromised hosts such as uncontrolled diabetics; HIV patients; and patients on immunosuppressive therapies such as anticancer drugs, systemic steroids, and transplant recipients. The diagnosis is often missed and delayed, resulting in inappropriate treatment and thus higher mortality. We are reporting a case of pulmonary nocardiosis with acute presentation in an immune-competent host, who presented with community-acquired p...
Conclusions These results indicate that MSCs could represent a potential therapeutic application for the treatment of pneumonia caused by S. pneumoniae.
Conclusions A culture of patient safety was facilitated by a registered nurse transitions coach through consistent communication and flow of patient information during patient hand offs across the care continuum. More than 1000 patients are already admitted to the next iteration of the TRACS program, resulting in a sustainable enterprise.
This is one of the most common diagnosis I admit as a hospitalist, and often my patients usually have COPD, &CHF. They end up getting treated for both COPD exacerbation and CHF exacerbation and sometiems if the CXR is unclear (edema vs infection), they get treated w/ abx as well. Lot of waste and side effects. Besides the obvious fever, WBC count, what else do you guys use to confidently discriminate between these etiologies. Procalcitonin is one lab I use. Wheezing (could be present... Hypoxic Respiratory Failure (COPD exac, CHF Exac, Pneumonia)
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Conclusion Long-term mortality following hospitalization for CAP is high. Charlson score and lack of fever are potential indicators for decreased long-term survival. As novel parameters, baseline BUN/albumin ratios and ALT levels are significantly associated with late mortality. Further interventions and closer monitoring are necessary for such subgroups of patients.
ConclusionBetween 1993 and 2013, the proportion of hospitalizations for infections among RA patients appeared to decline for pneumonia and OIs, with a slight decrease in UTI, a slight increase in SSTIs, and a substantial increase in hospitalizations with sepsis. Our results are consistent with previous reports that the sensitivity of sepsis coding has increased over time.