Pneumonia

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccination Rates in Cancer Patients Improved With Nurse-Driven Protocol

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccination Rates in Cancer Patients Improved With Nurse-Driven Protocol

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A nurse-drive protocol tackled the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine uptake rates at an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, according to a presentation at 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Aspiration Screening Reduces Aspiration Pneumonia Rates Among Hospitalized Patients

Aspiration Screening Reduces Aspiration Pneumonia Rates Among Hospitalized Patients

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Routine screening initiative results in improved aspiration rates in multiple units across an academic medical center, according to a study presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.

Higher Incidence, Risk of Some Cancers Seen After Childhood Pneumonia

Higher Incidence, Risk of Some Cancers Seen After Childhood Pneumonia

Children who were hospitalized with pneumonia may be at higher risk of certain cancer types.

Bordetella Pertussis Infection in Patients With Cancer

Bordetella Pertussis Infection in Patients With Cancer

[Cancer Control] Two cases of Bordetella pertussis infection that led to pneumonia in patients with cancer are reviewed.

Routine Screen Reduced Hospital-acquired Pneumonia on an Oncology Telemetry Unit

Routine Screen Reduced Hospital-acquired Pneumonia on an Oncology Telemetry Unit

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Implementation of the Massey Bedside Swallowing Screen and strict oral care regimens in high-risk patients reduced the rate of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) at an oncology treatment center.

Lung Cancer Risk Higher in Heavy Smokers With Pneumonia

Lung Cancer Risk Higher in Heavy Smokers With Pneumonia

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Pneumonia may serve as an early warning sign for smokers, according to a recent study. The association between lung cancer and pneumonia is strongest for pneumonia in the upper lobe.

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