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The role of atypical pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia
The term atypical pneumonia was first used in 1938, and by the 1970s it was widely used to refer to pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila (or other Legionella species), and Chlamydophila pneumoniae. ...
Seroepidemiology of Coxiella burnetii infection and its frequency as a cause of community-acquired pneumonia in Canada
The present study tested acute and convalescent serum samples from 788 patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia in seven Canadian provinces for antibodies to Coxiella burnetii. One hundred nine patients (13.8%) ...
Legionellosis: Why should I test and report?
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Macrolide-based regimens and mortality in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND: Macrolides are used to treat pneumonia despite increasing antimicrobial resistance. However, the immunomodulatory properties of macrolides may have a favorable effect on pneumonia outcomes. Therefore, we ...
Blood cultures in ambulatory patients who are discharged from emergency with community-acquired pneumonia
OBJECTIVES: To determine the factors that predict whether or not ambulatory patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) treated in an emergency room (ER) setting will have blood cultures drawn and the factors that ...
Experience with levofloxacin in a critical pathway for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. Despite research into the optimal management of this condition, there remains great ...
Pneumonia in the long-term-care facility
Pneumonia is a common infection among residents of long-term-care facilities (LTCFs), with an incidence of 1.2 episodes per 1,000 patient-days. This rate is believed to be six- to tenfold higher than the rate of pneumonia ...
Q fever pneumonia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this era of emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism it is important to be up to date with the diagnosis and management of Q fever pneumonia. RECENT FINDINGS: A considerable amount of new information ...
Empiric treatment of ambulatory community-acquired pneumonia: always include treatment for atypical agents
There are no data from proper studies to answer whether it is necessary to include antibiotics that are active against atypical pneumonia agents as part of the empiric therapy of CAP. Until such data are available, clinical ...