Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Five Days of Antibiotic Therapy Is Comparable with 10 Days in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia [POEMs]

In a limited study, children with community-acquired pneumonia who were treated with five days of high-dose amoxicillin had cure rates comparable with those who were treated for 10 days.

Apr 15, 2021 Issue
Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea [Photo Quiz]

An 80-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with several days of increasing shortness of breath and abnormalities on a chest radiograph.

Oct 15, 2020 Issue
C-Reactive Protein Is the Most Useful Biomarker for Diagnosis of Outpatient CAP [POEMs]

This review found that the best evidence supports C-reactive protein as the most useful and accurate biomarker for diagnosing CAP in adults presenting with lower respiratory tract symptoms.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Lefamulin (Xenleta) for the Treatment of Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia [STEPS]

Lefamulin may be considered for patients hospitalized with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.

Sep 1, 2020 Issue
Corticosteroids for Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Cochrane for Clinicians]

For adults hospitalized with severe CAP, the use of corticosteroids may reduce the likelihood of mortality.

Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated their recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.

Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Addition of Steroids Improves Outcomes in Children and Adults with CAP [POEMs]

Adding corticosteroid treatment to the management of CAP is beneficial for children and adults. Treatment decreases clinical failures, time in the hospital, and the risk of death in adults with severe pneumonia.

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Identifying Outpatients with Acute Cough at Very Low Risk of Pneumonia [Point-of-Care Guides]

In patients with acute cough, is it possible to identify a subset with a very low likelihood of community-acquired pneumonia?

Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting [Point-of-Care Guides]

When is it safe to treat a patient with community-acquired pneumonia a an outpatient?

Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

The pathogens that cause community-acquired pneumonia are increasingly varied, and common diagnostic methods are unlikely to identify many of them. Clinical suspicion, patient risk factors, and validated scoring systems are available to guide initial management decisions and selection of therapy.

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