Pharmacytimes:Condition Center: Pneumococcal Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss Pneumococcal Disease | PharmacyTimes en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:09:59 EDT Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:09:59 EDT Drop in Ear Infections Attributed to Pneumococcal Vaccinehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Drop-in-Ear-Infections-Attributed-to-Pneumococcal-VaccineA reduction in pediatric health care visits related to otitis media between 2001 and 2011 appears to be due to uptake of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, according to the results of a new study.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:57:01 ESTPneumococcal Vaccine Decreases Infection Rates Worldwidehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pneumococcal-Vaccine-Decreases-Infection-Rates-WorldwideA new study finds that decreased rates of infection with serotypes of pneumococcal disease the PCV7 vaccine protects against outweigh increased rates of infection with serotypes it does not protect against.Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:09:11 EDTPneumococcal Vaccination Credited With Steady Drop in Pneumonia Hospitalizationshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pneumococcal-Vaccination-Credited-With-Steady-Drop-in-Pneumonia-HospitalizationsA decade after the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced, it led to approximately 168,000 fewer annual hospitalizations for pneumonia.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:59:26 EDTPneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations Updatedhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pneumococcal-Vaccine-Recommendations-UpdatedThe CDC’s 2013 immunization schedules include several new recommendations regarding which patient groups should receive the various pneumococcal vaccines.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:22:55 EDTAdult Vaccination Rates Fall Short of Targetshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Adult-Vaccination-Rates-Fall-Short-of-TargetsPharmacists can play an important role in informing adult patients of the vaccines they should receive to help protect against a range of infectious diseases.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:45:54 ESTInflammation and the Interconnections Between Influenza and Pneumococcal Diseasehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Inflammation-and-the-Interconnections-Between-Influenza-and-Pneumococcal-DiseaseA new study using a mouse model suggests that an inflammatory response to influenza infection makes patients more susceptible to developing invasive pneumococcal disease.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:26:33 ESTWelders Should Receive Pneumococcal Vaccinehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Welders-Should-Receive-Pneumococcal-VaccineDue to their increased susceptibility to pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease, welders are advised to receive the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:21:59 ESTNasopharyngeal Carriage: Spreading Disease, Introducing Infectionhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Nasopharyngeal-Carriage-Spreading-Disease-Introducing-InfectionAccording to the results of a study, it appears more difficult to eradicate nasopharyngeal carriage of pneumococcal and other bacterial diseases than it is to eradicate invasive disease.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:16:01 ESTAmericans Urged to Get Flu Vaccinehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Americans-Urged-to-Get-Flu-VaccineSince 2010, the CDC has recommended that all Americans older than 6 months receive the annual influenza vaccine, but coverage rates have so far fallen short of goals.Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:08:00 EDTStudy of Pneumococcal Infection May Point Way to Improved Preventionhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-of-Pneumococcal-Infection-May-Point-Way-to-Improved-PreventionA study of adults with invasive pneumococcal disease suggests that smokers and those who abuse alcohol should be targeted for pneumococcal vaccination.Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:46:36 EDTParents Increasingly Likely to Delay or Skip Vaccinations, Putting Children at Riskhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Parents-Increasingly-Likely-to-Delay-or-Skip-Vaccinations-Putting-Children-at-RiskThe pneumococcal vaccine is among the most commonly delayed, putting children and others at risk of deadly disease.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:29:01 EDTEnd-Stage Renal Disease: Does Vaccination Save Lives?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/End-Stage-Renal-Disease-Does-Vaccination-Save-LivesInfluenza and pneumococcal vaccination both appear to reduce the mortality rate of patients with end-stage renal disease, according to results of a recent study.Mon, 06 Aug 2012 01:40:52 EDTCDC Committee: High-Risk Adults Should Get 2 Pneumococcal Vaccineshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Committee-High-Risk-Adults-Should-Get-2-Pneumococcal-VaccinesImmunocompromised adults should receive the Prevnar 13 vaccine in addition to the Pneumovax 23 vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended.Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:37:15 EDTHealth Concerns for Elderly Travelershttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-Concerns-for-Elderly-TravelersTravelers over the age of 60 are more susceptible to a variety of health problems, but taking precautions can help guarantee a safe, rewarding trip.Tue, 29 May 2012 09:45:16 EDTPneumococcal Pyomyositis: A Rare, But Growing Concernhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pneumococcal-Pyomyositis-A-Rare-But-Growing-ConcernPneumococcal pyomyositis is a rare bacterial infection of striated muscle, but 2 recent cases have put it on the radar of infectious disease specialists.Tue, 29 May 2012 09:40:27 EDTThe Changing Picture of Streptococcus Pneumoniaehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Changing-Picture-of-Streptococcus-pneumoniaeIncreased use of pneumococcal vaccines generally leads to a reduction in the prevalence of drug-resistant pneumococcal strains, a study finds.Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:43:28 EDTProinflammatory Cytokines: A Guide to Antibiotic Therapy for Pneumococcal Pneumonia?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Proinflammatory-Cytokines-A-Guide-to-Antibiotic-Therapy-for-Pneumococcal-PneumoniaA combination of antibiotics shows promise in treating pneumococcal pneumonia, a study finds.Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:40:12 EDTPandemic Flu Increases Pneumococcal Pneumonia Hospitalizationshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pandemic-Flu-Increases-Pneumococcal-Pneumonia-HospitalizationsAnalysis of data from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic reaffirms the link between pandemic flu and increased pneumococcal pneumonia rates.Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:32:24 EDTCancer Survivors: Pneumococcal Vaccine Target Populationhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cancer-Survivors-Pneumococcal-Vaccine-Target-PopulationCancer survivors should be encouraged to take preventive measures, including receiving the pneumococcal vaccination.Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:02:01 ESTPneumococcal Disease Vaccine Update http://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Pneumococcal-Disease-Vaccine-Update Mon, 30 Jan 2012 02:43:57 EST