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Posts Tagged ‘Community-acquired pneumonia’

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March 5th, 2010

Podcast 77: We revisit a conversation on treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines (and we’ve got current news).

Our attempts to get an interview with a researcher were unavailing, so we’ve  gone to plan B and repeat a useful look at treating community-acquired pneumonia according to guideline recommendations. Please leave comments and complaints at jelia@jwatch.org. You can call and voice these at 1-617-440-4374. Interview-related links: Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Guideline-Compliant Treatment Is Better IDSA/ATS guidelines [...]


October 2nd, 2009

Podcast 59: A conversation about bacterial coinfection in 2009 H1N1 flu deaths with Dianna Blau of the CDC

Early in the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, it was thought that bacterial coinfection was rare, but now that’s been shown to be untrue. Dr. Dianna Blau, one of the principal contributors to a study of coinfections in 77 fatal cases of 2009 H1N, is our guest. This week’s interview links: H1N1 Update: Bacterial Coinfection in H1N1-Related [...]


September 21st, 2009

Podcast 57: Treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines

When treated according to 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines, community-acquired pneumonia is a less dangerous disease. You need to administer only 10 guideline-compliant treatments to elderly people, according to one estimate, in order to save a life. A good deal, no? We have the authors of two papers on the benefits of compliance as our guests this [...]


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