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PCV13: Effective Against First-Episode CAP in Older Adults
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced nearly by half vaccine-type community acquired pneumonia in adults aged 65 years and older.
Hospitalization for Pneumonia Linked to Risk for CVD
Risk of MI, stroke, and fatal coronary heart disease remained elevated among some patients hospitalized for pneumonia up to 10 years after the index event.
TNF-α Drugs Don’t Appear to Affect Vaccine Responses in RA
A new meta-analysis shows RA treatments have varied effects on patients’ response to flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Shortness of Breath Sends Patients to the ED
Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.
Mostly GI, with Pain and CAP for Good Measure
This week: 3 questions on GI disorders, 1 Pneumonia, and the link between the brain and pain. Can you answer all 5 questions?
Take the “Breath Test”—A Pediatric Respiratory Photo Quiz
Respiratory symptoms are a major reason why outpatients seek medical care, and primary care physicians who treat children frequently see pneumonia. This week’s photo essay tests your knowledge of respiratory problems in kids.
Conditions Associated With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
Proton pump inhibitors have been associated with magnesium deficiency, pneumonia, and Clostridium difficile infection.
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