Pneumonia Update: Take-Homes from 4 New Studies

Here: highlights of 2 studies on vaccines against pneumonia and 2 studies on resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat pneumonia.

Two new studies have just been published on vaccines against pneumonia along with two studies on resistance to antibioics commonly used to treat pneumonia.


1. Schiffner-Rohe J, et al. Efficacy of PPV23 in preventing pneumococcal pneumonia in adults at increased risk - a systematic review and meta-analysis.PLoS One. 2016 Jan 13;11(1):e0146338. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146338.
2. Claeys KC, et al. Does pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus cause vancomycin heteroresistance matter? Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Jan 4.
3. Yayan J. Rasche K. Growing antibiotic resistance in fatal cases of staphylococcal pneumonia in the elderly. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016 Jan 9.

4. Change DH, et al. Trends in US hospitalizations and inpatient deaths from pneumonia and influenza, 1996-2011. Vaccine. 2016. Jan 20;34:486-494.