Arsanis has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to ASN100, a novel combination of two fully human monoclonal antibodies to potentially prevent Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia.
Antibiotics overprescribing for patients with community-acquired pneumonia is a persisting and significant problem in the ICU, researchers reported at IDWeek 2016.
Antiplatelet drugs are associated with a reduced risk of mortality among hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia or pneumonia had a reduced 28-day all-cause mortality and length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) when administered an extended infusion of cefepime.
Constitutional symptoms, including mentation, often lead to diagnostic testing and potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in older patients suspected of having a urinary tract infection (UTI) or pneumonia, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
New research published in Chest indicates that use of antipsychotic medications may be associated with a higher risk of pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
The cytokine M-CSF promotes survival of lung and liver mononuclear phagocytes to mediate host defense during bacterial pneumonia, according to an experimental study published in The Journal of Immunology.
Clinicians should suspect coccidioidomycosis, also known as San Joaquin Valley fever, in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, according to updated guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases.