Andrew F. Shorr, Author at Renal and Urology News

Andrew F. Shorr

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Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Healthcare-associated pneumonia Also known as: Nursing home pneumonia Related conditions: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), hospital-acquired pneumonia 1. Description of the problem Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has emerged as a distinct syndrome. Though presenting from the community, its unique epidemiology, microbiology and outcomes attest to the influence of its victims’ ongoing exposure to the healthcare system. The 2005…

Aspiration syndromes, Aspiration, Abscess, Pulmonary Abscess

Aspiration Pneumonia and Lung Abscess Synonyms Aspiration, Abscess, Pulmonary Abscess Related Conditions Aspiration pneumonitis Empyema 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Aspiration can lead to any of four distinct syndromes: pneumonitis (which is not discussed further in this chapter); necrotizing pneumonia; lung abscess; or empyema (which almost always overlaps with…

Community-Acquired Pneumonia; Bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection

Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Synonyms Bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection Related Conditions Bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection 1. Description of the problem Important details Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is defined as an infection of the alveolar, distal airway and interstitium of the lungs acquired while the patient is in the community. CAP is associated with…

Approach to the patient with PNA

Pneumonia Types and subtypes: Community-acquired pneumonia, hospital-acquired pneumonia, nosocomial pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia, healthcare-associated pneumonia Related Conditions Severe sepsis Septic shock Empyema Pleural effusion Bacteremia 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Pneumonia refers to an acute infection of the lung. Although the term “pneumonia” may be used to describe…

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