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How to optimize pneumonia treatment for the elderly

Can you tell the age of this patient with pneumonia by looking at her chest X-ray (Fig. 1)? Neither can the germ infecting her. And yet there are unique aspects of treatment to know if the patient

Poor blood sugar control in elderly people with diabetes is associated with increased infection risk

Diabetes guidelines for doctors (such as those by NICE) suggest that they consider relaxing the blood sugar control targets for older people. This is because older people are less likely to get the long-term benefits of improved

The cellular advantage of using a macrolide for community-acquired pneumonia

Community-acquired pneumonia has been one of the top ten causes of death in the US over the last 60 years despite the widespread use of antimicrobials.  National guidelines (at idsociety.org) recommend two primary antibiotic regimens – one