Pneumonia News

  • Stephen Hawking Dies at 76 Professor Stephen Hawking, the much loved and brilliant theoretical physicist and cosmologist, who managed to throw light on the mysteries of black holes, has died.
  • Inhaled Triple Therapy Reduces COPD Exacerbations Inhaled triple therapy, consisting of inhaled corticosteroid, long-acting muscarinic antagonist, and long-acting beta2-agonist, reduces exacerbations in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), compared with dual bronchodilator therapy, according to results from the TRIBUTE trial.

Pneumonia Perspective

  • Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia   Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the antimicrobial options for postinfluenza MRSA pneumonia, and makes the case for a universal flu vaccine.
  • Patient Transition to Dialysis: Advice to Providers   Dr Szczech discusses the emotional challenges that patients with CKD face in their transition to dialysis, and offers suggestions to PCPs and pharmacists who see these patients.