Meeting NewsPerspective

Cefiderocol noninferior to high-dose meropenem in phase 3 trial for nosocomial pneumonia

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cefiderocol, a novel siderophore cephalosporin, was noninferior to high-dose meropenem for the primary endpoint of all-cause…

Meeting News

Nintedanib approval provides 'exciting news' for other CTD-associated ILD

October 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A recent FDA approval for systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung diseases may portend a new hope for clinicians managing…

In the JournalsPerspective

Young adults with chronic diseases report more daily marijuana use

September 30, 2019
Patients with medical conditions are more likely to use marijuana than those without, with 11.2% of young adults living with chronic disease using it…

Pharmacology Consult

Antihistamines for the common cold: Where’s the evidence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Recommendations for the treatment of common viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children have undergone significant changes over the…

In the Journals

Health literacy, cognitive ability may affect COPD self-management behaviors

August 16, 2019
Limited health literacy and fluid cognitive ability deficits are associated with lower adherence to self-management behaviors in patients with COPD…

FDA issues warning for some flavored e-liquid, hookah tobacco products

August 8, 2019
The FDA announced that it issued warning letters to four companies notifying them that 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products are not…

In the Journals

Pediatricians less likely than non-pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics via telemedicine

August 8, 2019
Physicians were more likely to receive a five-star satisfaction rating on a direct-to-consumer, or DTC, telemedicine platform when they prescribed…

Mayo Clinic named top hospital for ear, nose and throat conditions

July 30, 2019
The U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Mayo Clinic as the top hospital for ear, nose and throat conditions. The hospital was also ranked…

In the Journals

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…

In the JournalsPerspective

C-reactive protein testing safely reduces antibiotic use for COPD exacerbations

July 11, 2019
The use of point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein to guide treatment lessened the use of antibiotics for COPD exacerbations without worsening…

In the Journals

Most pneumonia patients prescribed unnecessary, potentially harmful antibiotics

July 10, 2019
Two thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients receive longer durations of antibiotic therapy than necessary, which may increase their risk for…

CDC ‘asks for your help’ in early AFM recognition, reporting

July 9, 2019
The CDC reported today that 233 patients in 41 states were affected by acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2018. Although most of these patients…

In the JournalsPerspective

Interventions for patients with pneumonia may be ineffective, lead to gastrointestinal bleeding

July 8, 2019
A variety of interventions that were deemed effective based on clinical trials were not useful for treating patients hospitalized with pneumonia and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Novel intervention reduces patient visits tied to respiratory tract infection

July 5, 2019
A novel, online parent-targeted intervention utilized in England reduced primary care attendance for self-limiting, low-risk respiratory tract…

In the Journals

African Americans who use menthols less likely to quit smoking

June 28, 2019
African American smokers who used menthol cigarettes were 12% less likely to quit smoking than nonmenthol smokers, possibly due to targeted…

In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone recordings of coughs accurately diagnose respiratory conditions

June 20, 2019
A smartphone app that records coughs can diagnose children with respiratory conditions, including asthma, pneumonia and bronchiolitis, with an…

In the Journals

E-cigarette nicotine may impede airway mucus clearance

June 18, 2019
Exposure to nicotine in vapor from electronic cigarettes appears to contribute to mucociliary dysfunction that is often seen with respiratory…

Meeting News

Smoking unfiltered cigarettes doubles risk for lung cancer mortality

June 10, 2019
DALLAS — In an analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial, adults who reported smoking unfiltered cigarettes had a 30% higher risk for…

In the Journals

Water-pipe smoking increases risk for coronary artery calcium progression

June 5, 2019
In a new study, adults who reported exclusive water-pipe smoking had a higher risk for coronary heart disease, based on the presence and extent of…

FDA News

FDA approves new Zerbaxa indication for bacterial pneumonia

June 3, 2019
The FDA has approved a new indication for Zerbaxa for the treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia in patients…