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FDA approves Nabriva’s Xenleta to treat CABP in adults

August 20, 2019
The FDA approved Xenleta, a novel antibiotic to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, or CABP. According to the drug’s…

Atlanta hotel outbreak places spotlight on Legionnaires’ disease

August 15, 2019
The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel evacuated guests on July 15 due to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed one person and may have infected…

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Clofazimine safe, well-tolerated alternative for M. abscessus infection

August 2, 2019
Clofazimine was a safe and well-tolerated part of a multidrug regimen used to treat children with odontogenic Mycobacterium abscessus infection that…

In the Journals

Point-of-care ultrasound for pneumonia diagnosis feasible in low-resource settings

July 30, 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound was shown to be a useful tool for nonphysician clinicians in South Sudan to determine whether children had pneumonia…

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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…

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Long-acting bronchodilator combination may be preferred for preventing COPD exacerbations

July 8, 2019
Among patients with COPD, combination treatment with a long-acting beta agonist plus a long-acting muscarinic antagonist was as effective as…

Top pulmonology news from June: Updates on IPF therapy, sleep apnea pharmacology, water pipe risks and more

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

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Velcro sound detector accurately identifies ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

July 1, 2019
An algorithm designed to detect Velcro crackles in the lungs demonstrated diagnostic accuracy for detecting interstitial lung disease in patients…

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RSV leading cause of pediatric pneumonia cases in Africa, Asia

June 27, 2019
Researchers have found that leading causes of pneumonia requiring hospitalization in children aged younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income…

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Occupational hazards may account for range of lung diseases

June 21, 2019
Occupational hazards, which include inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, may be responsible for a number of noncancerous lung diseases…

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Bacteremic CAP uncommon in kids

June 20, 2019
Bacteremia is uncommon among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However…

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Cough-sound analyzer app shows potential as diagnostic tool for pediatric respiratory diseases

June 13, 2019
A novel automated cough-sound analyzer technology incorporated in a smartphone app shows potential as a high-level diagnostic aid in the assessment…

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…

Top pulmonology news from May: Updates in ARDS, inhaled therapy for cystic fibrosis, azithromycin for COPD

June 3, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of the most-popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in May. See below for…

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Children often receive unnecessary diagnostic tests, treatment for pneumonia

May 30, 2019
Children presenting to EDs and other outpatient settings with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, often receive unnecessary diagnostic…

Meeting News

Bacterial pneumonia linked to chronic lung problems

May 22, 2019
Young children with bacterial pneumonia who were admitted to a pediatric ICU frequently had lung problems that lasted up to a year after discharge…

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Electronic prediction score more effective for guiding antibiotic therapy in pneumonia

May 13, 2019
When compared with health care-associated pneumonia criteria, electronic calculation of a prediction score more accurately predicted the risk for…

Meeting News

Interstitial pneumonia may be new category of undifferentiated connective tissue disease

May 10, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features may potentially be the newest category of undifferentiated connective tissue…

In the Journals

Adding corticosteroids to antibiotics cut community-acquired pneumonia treatment costs

April 30, 2019
New data suggest that treating community-acquired pneumonia with corticosteroids in addition to antibiotics may lead to significant cost-savings to…

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PCV13 reduces CAP in France more than 5 years later

February 6, 2019
Vaccination with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has consistently decreased the rate of community-acquired pneumonia among French…

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