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Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

November 7, 2019
A 2-day course of prophylactic antibiotic therapy lowered the incidence of early ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients treated with target…

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…

In the Journals

Management, outcomes differ for women with ARDS

September 24, 2019
Among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, shorter women were less likely to receive lower tidal volume ventilation and women with…


Personalized treatment for ARDS: Ready for prime time?

September 3, 2019
For people in the realm of acute respiratory distress syndrome research, the LIVE trial, conducted by Constantin and colleagues and published in The

In the Journals

Personalized mechanical ventilation fails to reduce mortality in ARDS

August 30, 2019
In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, personalizing mechanical ventilation based on lung morphology did not decrease mortality at 90…

In the Journals

Mortality rates decreasing in cystic fibrosis patients treated with invasive mechanical ventilation

August 29, 2019
Mortality rates in adults with cystic fibrosis treated with invasive mechanical ventilation have decreased over time, suggesting mechanical…

Top pulmonology news from July: FDA updates, antibiotics in cystic fibrosis, treatment of COPD exacerbations

August 2, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of the most-popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in July. See below for…

Open lung ventilation fails to reduce ventilator-free days in ARDS

August 1, 2019
New data from the PHARLAP trial indicated that a maximal lung recruitment strategy, compared with conventional mechanical ventilation, had no effect…

In the Journals

ECMO use outpacing mechanical ventilation in lung transplantation

July 19, 2019
In the past decade, the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation has increased significantly, whereas the use…

In the Journals

Diaphragm dysfunction unable to predict extubation failure

July 10, 2019
New data show that ultrasound-detected diaphragmatic dysfunction does not predict which patients will fail to successfully wean from mechanical…

FDA News

FDA designates recall of intra-aortic occlusion device as class 1

July 1, 2019
The FDA has designated Edwards Lifesciences’ product recall of an intra-aortic occlusion device as a class 1 recall, the most serious kind

In the Journals

Critical care-related factors impact morbidity after pediatric respiratory failure

May 9, 2019
In children who experienced acute respiratory failure, factors related to critical care, such as mechanical ventilation and inadequate pain…


MRSA ventilator-associated pneumonia: Myth or reality?

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
Burke Cunha, MD, MACP
In intubated adult ICU patients, the diagnosis of MRSA ventilator-associated pneumonia, or VAP, is based on epidemiologic/microbiologic criteria. The…

In the Journals

Benefits of caffeine treatment in premature infants persist into childhood

August 1, 2017
The use of caffeine for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and to shorten the duration of assisted ventilation in premature newborns…

In the Journals

Multifaceted intervention prevents ventilator-associated pneumonia

May 31, 2017
A multifaceted intervention which included training and coaching on evidence-based mediations and safety practices resulted in reductions in…

In the Journals

High-flow oxygen therapy noninferior to noninvasive ventilation

November 4, 2016
High-flow conditioned oxygen therapy was not inferior to noninvasive ventilation for reducing reintubation and postextubation respiratory failure in…

Meeting News

RSV morbidity increases following AAP revised guidelines to restrict palivizumab

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – RSV morbidity among infants at 29 to 34 weeks’ gestation increased significantly when palivizumab prophylaxis use was less

Meeting News

ICU admissions, ventilation occur without immunoprophylaxis for RSV

October 28, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – Premature infants born at 29 to 35 weeks’ gestational aged younger than 3 months were frequently admitted to the ICU and

Meeting News

Non-invasive ventilation reduces cost, length of stay for neonates with respiratory distress syndrome

October 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Neonates with respiratory distress syndrome treated with non-invasive ventilation had lower healthcare costs and shorter

AARC celebrates Respiratory Care Week

October 26, 2016
To raise awareness for improving lung health internationally, the American Association for Respiratory Care, or AARC, annually recognizes

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