Recent News

Apr 21, 2017

News Scan for Apr 21, 2017

More avian flu outbreaks
Marker for pneumonia antibiotics
MCR-1 cases in Italy
Apr 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 20, 2017

Novel antibiotic target
Penicillin-resistant pneumonia
Apr 10, 2017

News Scan for Apr 10, 2017

African Zika circulation
Chikungunya spike
Carbapenem-resistant E cloacae
Resistant Klebsiella
Ebola studies
Pneumonia and sedatives
Mar 13, 2017

News Scan for Mar 13, 2017

MERS hospital outbreak
Yellow fever in Rio
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
New chikungunya cases
MDRO screening, isolation
Mar 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 08, 2017

Antibiotics for kids' pneumonia
Post-discharge antibiotics
Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening
Dec 30, 2016

News Scan for Dec 30, 2016

US flu picks up
Cutting antibiotics for pneumonia
Dec 16, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 16, 2016

Community-associated CRE
Antibiotic de-escalation
Multidrug-resistant strep
Nov 22, 2016

News Scan for Nov 22, 2016

Infectious disease deaths
Avian flu in Japan, clade study
Malaria prevention

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Amaro R, Sellares J, Polverino E, et al. Previous antibiotics therapy is associated with a lower incidence of septic shock and a lower need for mechanical ventilation in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. J Infect 2017 (published online Jan 24)

Andam CP, Worby CJ, Gierke R, et al. Penicillin resistance of nonvaccine type pneumococcus before and after PCV13 introduction, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published Apr 18)

Carnalla-Barajas MN, Soto-Nogueron A, Sanchez-Aleman MA, et al. Changing trends in serotypes of S. pneumoniae isolates causing invasive and non-invasive diseases in unvaccinated population in Mexico (2000-2014). Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 16)

Cilloniz C, Ewig S, Gabarrus A, et al. Seasonality of pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia. Respirology 2017 (published online Jan 17)

Eurich DT, Marrie TJ, Minhas-Sandhu JK, et al. Risk of heart failure after community acquired pneumonia: prospective controlled study with 10 years of follow-up. BMJ 2017 Feb 13;356

Greenhow TL, Hung YY, Herz A. Bacteremia in children 3 to 36 months old after introduction of conjugated pneumococcal vaccines. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Guo L, Li G, Wang J, et al. Suspicious outbreak of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by Burkholderia cepacia in a surgical intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Mar 20)

Kang L, He C, Miao L, et al. Geographic disparities of pneumonia-specific under-5 mortality rates in mainland China from 1996 to 2015: a population-based study. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 22)

Lopez EL, Glatstein E, Ezcurra GC, et al. Rapid decrease in rates of hospitalization resulting from invasive pneumococcal disease and community-acquired pneumonia in children aged <60 months after 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction in Argentina. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2017 (published online Feb 23)

Mangen MJJ, Huijts SM, Bonten MJM, et al. The impact of community-acquired pneumonia on the health-related quality-of-life in elderly. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Mar 14;17:208

Park JY, Kim BJ, Lee EJ, et al. Clinical features and courses of adenovirus pneumonia in healthy young adults during an outbreak among Korean military personnel. PLoS One 2017 Jan 23;12(1):e0170592

Proano A, Bravard MA, Lopez JW, et al. Dynamics of cough frequency in adults undergoing treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 25)

Qian CJ, Coulombe J, Suissa S, et al. Pneumonia risk in asthma patients using inhaled corticosteroids: a quasi-cohort study. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2017 (published online Mar 28)

Regev-Yochay G, Katzir M, Strahilevitz J, et al. The herd effects of infant PCV7/PCV13 sequential implementation on adult invasive pneumococcal disease, six years post implementation: a nationwide study in Israel. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 22)

Savulescu C, Krizova P, Lepoutre A, et al. Effect of high-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in children in SplDnet countries: an observational multicentre study. Lancet Respir Med 2017 (published online Mar 27)

Singer MN, Heath C, Muinde J, et al. Pneumococcal vaccine response after exposure to parasites in utero, in infancy, or mid-childhood. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Mar 16)

Suzuki M, Dhoubhadel BG, Ishifuji T, et al. Serotype-specific effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine against pneumococcal pneumonia in adults aged 65 years or older: a multicentre, prospective, test-negative design study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 27)

Taipale H, Tolppanen AM, Koponen M, et al. Risk of pneumonia associated with incident benzodiazepine use among community–dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease. CMAJ 2017 Apr 19;189(14):E519-29

Tam PYI, Thielen BK, Obaro SK, et al. Childhood pneumococcal disease in Africa a systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial susceptibility. Vaccine 2017 (published Mar 9)

Vogeli A, Ottiger M, Meier MA, et al. Admission levels of asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginine predict long-term outcome in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Respir Res 2017 Jan 23;18:25

Wagenvoort GHJ, Sanders EAM, Vlaminckx BJ, et al. Sex differences in invasive pneumococcal disease and the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in the Netherlands, 2004 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Mar 9;22(10):pii=30481

Williams DJ, Hall M, Gerber JS, et al. Impact of a national guideline on antibiotic selection for hospitalized pneumonia. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Mar 8)

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