Pneumonia Outcomes Worse for Diabetics

Published Online: Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Researchers in Spain, who noted that diabetes is common in patients with pneumonia, examined whether the clinical features and outcomes of pneumonia were altered by the presence of diabetes. The results of their study showed that patients with diabetes had more serious pneumonia and more hospital stays, compared with patients without diabetes.

The researchers further reported that diabetes was independently associated with a higher risk of death from pneumonia. The patients with diabetes who died of pneumonia had more underlying diseases and diabetes-related problems. The microorganisms responsible for the pneumonia, however, were the same in both the patients with diabetes and the control group, according to the report in Chest (November 2005).

Latest Articles
This weekly video program highlights the latest in pharmacy news, product news, and more.
Propranolol is red, digoxin is blue. Your pharmacist’s heart may skip a beat if they get a valentine from you.
Health-system pharmacists can play a critical role in managing drug shortages to prevent medical errors and adverse events.
The White House is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is creeping into the United States and ravaging some foreign countries.
Latest Issues