Review the findings of a study that aimed to compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of pneumococcal pneumonias diagnosed as classical “invasive disease” with pneumococcal pneumonias defined by urinary antigen test.


A transitional care intervention program appears to have achieved the goals of improving patient outcomes post-discharge, lowering costs of care, enhancing quality of life, and preventing hospital readmissions.

Kimberly Blumenthal, MD, MSc, discusses her study "Tackling Inpatient Penicillin Allergies: Assessing Tools for Antimicrobial Stewardship," recently published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.