Drug to Prevent <i>S. aureus</i> Pneumonia Gets Fast Track Designation

By December 01, 2016

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.

FDA: Discontinued Strength for IV Antibiotic Used for Serious Pneumonia

By November 28, 2016

Vibativ in the 750mg per vial strength will continue to be available.

ICU overprescribing of Antibiotics for CAP Still a Problem

By October 28, 2016

Antibiotics overprescribing for patients with community-acquired pneumonia is a persisting and significant problem in the ICU, researchers reported at IDWeek 2016.

Mortality Impact of Antiplatelets on Hospitalized Patients With CAP

By October 28, 2016

Antiplatelet drugs are associated with a reduced risk of mortality among hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Traditional vs. Extended Cefepime Infusion in Critically Ill Patients

By October 28, 2016

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.

Is It Safe to Switch from Broad to Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics in Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia?

October 26, 2016

Findings among clinically stable inpatients with healthcare-associated pneumonia

Reasons for Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Explored in Elderly

September 29, 2016

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.

Antipsychotic Use in Alzheimer's Patients May Up Pneumonia Risk

By August 30, 2016

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.

Antibiotics for Pneumonia Often Prescribed for Longer Than Recommended

August 19, 2016

The researchers found that 13.9 percent of patients received therapy consistent with guideline recommendations.

Study ID's Cytokine That Critically Defends Against Bacterial Pneumonia

August 04, 2016

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.

IDSA — Physicians Overlooking Valley Fever in Many Patients

July 29, 2016

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.

Benefits of Flu Vaccine in T2DM Patients Examined

July 27, 2016

Significantly lower rates of admission for stroke, heart failure, pneumonia/influenza, all-cause-death