Heart Medications & Pneumonia Outcomes | News Brief

Statin use appears to decrease mortality and reduce length of stay in patients hospitalized with pneumonia, according to findings from a Veterans Affairs study. Statins were also associated with decreased mechanical ventilation use. The authors added that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers also improved outcomes in these patients, but to a lesser degree.

Abstract: Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 1, 2012.


From our CME partner, AKH Inc.

CME: Allergy and Asthma in Children
CME Credit: 0.5 hour activity

This module will focus on the links between atopy, specifically allergic rhinitis and childhood asthma. The goal is to enhance the ability of primary care providers (PCPs) to identify patients with allergic conditions that are associated with asthma.

eMedia - Pulmonology/Critical Care




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