It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?
Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.
The influenza vaccine may be able to prevent approximately 57% of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia.
Adults hospitalized with pneumonia benefit from the addition of corticosteroids to antibiotic treatment.
Patients with severe, community-acquired pneumonia and high inflammatory response benefit from corticosteroids.
Patients in Tennessee aged less than two years experienced about 1,300 fewer pneumonia hospitalizations annually in 2011 and 2012.
Perceived swallowing difficulties and overnight denture-wearing were independently associated with an approximately 2.3-fold higher risk of pneumonia.
Although azithromycin is usually first-line treatment, recent evidence has linked the drug with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
Risk of death at 90 days up for pneumonia patients without preexisting diabetes who present with hyperglycemia.
Thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine might prevent more adult pneumonia than the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, at a better price.
Prevnar 13 sanctioned for adults aged 50 years an older.
Patients on long-acting opioids, such as sustained-release morphine, were more than three times more likely to contract pneumonia than those not taking these painkillers.
A review of recent clinical trials reveals the benefits of corticosteroids in adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia remain uncertain.
Administering the herpes zoster and pneumococcal vaccines to patients during the same visit does not appear to compromise the effectiveness of the zoster vaccine.
Sequence matters when you administer multiple vaccinations to infants
Nevertheless, she's sued for malpractice, along with the physician and the hospital, when the patient dies.
But Prevnar may decrease meningitis and pneumonia hospitalizations.
Macrolide therapy apparently reduces both the frequency and severity of exacerbations in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD).
Guidelines advise against the routine use of antibiotics, but patients demand them. Find out what alternatives are available and when to use them.