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Pneumonia Hits Older Adults Hardest
Infections with pneumonia send a substantial number of older adults to the hospital, much more than younger adults. Researchers are calling for new rapid diagnostic tests.
PPI Use Upped Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.
Pneumonia Significantly Increased Costs of ICU Stays
The price tag for an ICU stay was more than 5 times higher for pneumonia patients. Can we find an ounce of prevention?
Lung Disease Often Missed in Long-term Smokers
Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.
Inpatient Physical Therapy After CAP Reduced Readmissions
Thirty minutes/day of hospital-based physical therapy reduced 30-day readmission, an important Medicare hospital performance metric.
Biomarker Added to PSI Helps Risk-Stratify Patients With CAP
The combined measures may help reduce hospitalizations by reclassifying CAP patients at low risk for adverse events.
Breathe It All In: Respiratory Disease Roundup
Respiratory disease is the main reason why patients visit primary care practices. This brief summary highlights the latest in research and patient care.
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