Sep 1, 2004 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children [Article]

Community-acquired pneumonia is one of the most common serious infections in children, with an annual incidence of 34 to 40 cases per 1,000 children in Europe and North America. When diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia, physicians should rely mainly on the patient's history and physical examinat...

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
CDC and HICPAC Release Updated Guidelines on the Prevention of Health-Care-Associated Pneumonia [Practice Guidelines]

Recommendations on reducing the incidence of pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and in other health care settings have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

Apr 1, 2004 Issue
Atypical Pathogens and Challenges in Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Article]

Atypical organisms such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila are implicated in up to 40 percent of cases of community-acquired pneumonia. Antibiotic treatment is empiric and includes coverage for both typical and atypical organisms. Doxycycline, a fluoroquinolon...

Dec 15, 2002 Issue
Overview of Histoplasmosis [Article]

Histoplasmosis is an endemic infection in most of the United States and can be found worldwide. The spectrum of this illness ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe disseminated disease. Life-threatening illness is usually associated with an immunocompromised state; however, 20 percent of sever...

Jul 1, 2002 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of antibiotics in outpatient settings? What are the effects of treatments in people admitted to the hospital? What are the effects of treatments in people in intensive care? What are the effects of guidelines? What are the effects of preventive interventions?

Oct 15, 1999 Issue
Pneumocystis carnii Pneumonia: A Clinical Review [Article]

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic infection that occurs in immunosuppressed populations, primarily patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection. The classic presentation of nonproductive cough, shortness of breath, fever, bilateral interstitial infiltrates and...

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