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Proposed pneumonia vaccine provides universal pneumococcal disease prevention

Proposed pneumonia vaccine provides universal pneumococcal disease prevention

A pneumonia vaccine under development provides the most comprehensive coverage to date and alleviates antimicrobial concerns.

Treatment guidelines updated for coughing associated with common cold

There has been little change in the treatment recommendations for cough due to the common cold since publication of guidelines in 2006.

Combination antibiotic treatment beneficial for community-acquired pneumonia

A combination antibiotic regimen with a macrolide was shown to improve short- and long-term outcomes in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

Discriminating against smokers perfectly legal in healthcare hiring

Should more hospital systems institute smoke-free hiring policies?

Clinical Features

Diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia still a challenge

Diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia still a challenge

Clinicians must rely on the combination of clinical examination, signs and symptoms, microbiologic testing, and radiographic findings to diagnose hospital-acquired pneumonia.

Case Study in Urgent Care: Leg edema and shortness of breath

Case Study in Urgent Care: Leg edema and shortness of breath

A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

What term refers to the plump and sagging appearance of a full pericardium?

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