Clinical Approach to Non-responsive Pneumonia Diagnosed in the Primary Care Office: A Case-Control, Retrospective Study
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is frequently diagnosed and successfully treated by primary care clinicians in the office setting. Initial treatment failure occurs in 6 – 7 % of patients treated for pneumonia in the ambulatory setting. Bacterial resistance, other issues related to antibiotic choice or patient factors likely explain many cases. Non-bacterial infections and non-infectious processes result in treatment failure in some cases of presumed bacterial CAP. There is little in the literature regarding the management of non-responsive pneumonia in this setting.
Women who underwent a hysterectomy from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2011 who meet the following three inclusion criteria: 1) Calculated BMI based off patients height and weight 2) Known uterine weight 3) Patient at an Aurora Health Care hospital
May 2012 – Present
Accomplishments and Next Steps as of July 2014
Data collection has been completed and is awaiting analysis.
Dennis J. Baumgardner, MD
Kiley A. Bernhard, MPH
Jessica J.F. Kram, MPH