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New guidelines OK less antibiotics for hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumonia
New guidelines OK less antibiotics for hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumonia
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) - which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections - should be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics than they typically are, according to new guideline...
Asthma: Pediatric Hospitals' Costs, Treatment Practices Vary Widely
Asthma: Pediatric Hospitals' Costs, Treatment Practices Vary Widely
Researchers studying data from 37 major nonprofit U.S. children's hospitals found that ICU usage was 254% higher when comparing the lower eighth to the upper eighth of hospitals.
Flu shot in pregnancy may only protect infants for 8 weeks after birth
Flu shot in pregnancy may only protect infants for 8 weeks after birth
Infants under the age of 6 months cannot receive flu vaccination, so protection against the virus is established through immunization their mothers receive during pregnancy. But exactly how long does maternal flu vaccination protect infants after birth...
Inflammatory Cells Implicated in Lung Disease in Severely Premature Infants
Inflammatory Cells Implicated in Lung Disease in Severely Premature Infants
Inflammatory cells in the lungs of premature infants receiving oxygen contribute to the development of chronic lung problems, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine suggests.