National Influenza Vaccination Week focuses on preventing complications

December 6, 2019
In light of National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is taking place through Saturday, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases is…

Top pulmonology news from November: ACAAI coverage, pneumonia research and more

December 2, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in November. See below for…

In the Journals

5-year study shows predominance of non-device-associated pneumonia

November 26, 2019
Among more than 160,000 patients admitted to University of North Carolina hospitals during a recent 5-year period, non-device-associated, or ND…

In the Journals

Study links air pollution to nine causes of death

November 26, 2019
A new study has identified nine specific causes of death that are related to exposure to ambient fine particulate matter air pollution. Moreover…

In the Journals

Methamphetamine use tied to increased rates of pulmonary diseases

November 20, 2019
New data suggest that methamphetamine users may be more likely to be hospitalized for pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia and acute respiratory…

Six updates for World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2019
Today marks World Pneumonia Day, a day during which the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, including the American Thoracic Society, raises…

Meeting News

Study identifies markers for pneumonia complications

November 11, 2019
Researchers have found three microRNAs that may predict respiratory failure and sepsis among patients with community-acquired pneumonia. …

In the Journals

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…

Associations urge flu vaccinations to prevent diabetes, CV complications

October 26, 2019
The American Diabetes Association, the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association are working together to urge adults living with…

Meeting News

Routine flu vaccination for adults hospitalized with pneumonia can reduce readmissions, mortality

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In-hospital influenza vaccination may reduce 30-day readmissions, mortality, morbidity and health care resource utilization in…


How common is pneumococcal urinary antigen testing?

October 16, 2019
Despite guidelines recommending its use, pneumococcal urinary antigen testing, or UAT, is not performed often in the United States, even though it…

New CAP guidelines stress de-escalation

October 16, 2019
Recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-associated pneumonia, or CAP, stressed the importance of…

In the Journals

Pneumocystis pneumonia incidence in rheumatic disease dependent upon risk factors

October 16, 2019
Concomitant steroid-pulse treatment and baseline lymphopenia were among risk factors for pneumocystis pneumonia among a cohort of patients with…

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…

World Lung Day 2019: A focus on universal health coverage

September 25, 2019
Today marks World Lung Day, and this year’s theme is “healthy lungs for all.” To raise awareness, medical societies, advocacy…

In the Journals

Riociguat fails to improve outcomes in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia-associated pulmonary hypertension: RISE-IIP

September 12, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary hypertension, treatment with riociguat was linked to an increase in…

FDA News

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…

In the Journals

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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