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Pneumonia

Respiratory disease is the main reason why patients visit primary care practices. This brief summary highlights the latest in research and patient care.

Respiratory diseases are the #1 reason why patients seek primary care.

This slideshow highlights facts and figures about the number 1 diagnostic category in primary care.

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Three studies culled from the very recent literature offer insights into prevention and treatment of pneumonia in adults. Highlights in this slide show.

The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced nearly by half vaccine-type community acquired pneumonia in adults aged 65 years and older.

Risk of MI, stroke, and fatal coronary heart disease remained elevated among some patients hospitalized for pneumonia up to 10 years after the index event.

A new meta-analysis shows RA treatments have varied effects on patients’ response to flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.

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