Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis, Immunodiagnostics:

10033.  Aslanyan S, Weir CJ, Diener HC, Kaste M, Lees KR; GAIN International Steering Committee and Investigators. Pneumonia and urinary tract infection after acute ischaemic stroke: a tertiary analysis of the GAIN International trial. Eur J Neurol. 2004 Jan;11(1):49-53.

10034.  Aspa J, Rajas O, Rodriguez de Castro F, Blanquer J, Zalacain R, Fenoll A, de Celis R, Vargas A, Rodriguez Salvanes F, Espana PP, Rello J, Torres A; Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Spain Study Group.   Drug-resistant pneumococcal pneumonia: clinical relevance and related factors. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 15;38(6):787-98.

10035.  Chong PY, Chui P, Ling AE, Franks TJ, Tai DY, Leo YS, Kaw GJ, Wansaicheong G, Chan KP, Ean Oon LL, Teo ES, Tan KB, Nakajima N, Sata T, Travis WD. Analysis of deaths during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in Singapore: challenges in determining a SARS diagnosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Feb;128(2):195-204.

10036.  Craven DE. Blood cultures for community-acquired pneumonia: piecing together a mosaic for doing less. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Feb 1;169(3):327-8.

10037.  Franquet T, Muller NL, Oikonomou A, Flint JD. Aspergillus infection of the airways: computed tomography and pathologic findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004 Jan-Feb;28(1):10-6.

10038.  Henrickson KJ, Hoover S, Kehl KS, Hua W. National disease burden of respiratory viruses detected in children by polymerase chain reaction. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Jan;23(1 Suppl):S11-8.

10039.  Hui JY, Hon TY, Yang MK, Cho DH, Luk WH, Chan RY, Chan KS, Loke TK, Chan JC. High-resolution computed tomography is useful for early diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus pneumonia in patients with normal chest radiographs. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004 Jan-Feb;28(1):1-9.

10040.  Julian E, Matas L, Alcaide J, Luquin M. Comparison of antibody responses to a potential combination of specific glycolipids and proteins for test sensitivity improvement in tuberculosis serodiagnosis. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 Jan;11(1):70-6.

10041.  Kelly MG, Sharkey RA, Moles KW, Daly JG. Severe community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia (CAP) - a potentially fatal illness. J Med Microbiol. 2004 Jan;53(Pt 1):83-4.

10042.  Kuroki H, Morozumi M, Chiba N, Ubukata K. Characterization of children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection detected by rapid polymerase chain reaction technique. J Infect Chemother. 2004 Feb;10(1):65-7.

10043.  Lodha R, Puanik M, Chandra U, Natchu M, Kabra SK. Persistent pneumonia in children. Indian Pediat 2003; 40(10): 967-70.

10044.  Noyola DE, Rodriguez-Moreno G, Sanchez-Alvarado J, Martinez-Wagner R, Ochoa-Zavala JR. Viral etiology of lower respiratory tract infections in hospitalized children in Mexico. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Feb;23(2):118-23.

10045.  Porcel JM, Vives M, Esquerda A. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha in pleural fluid: a marker of complicated parapneumonic effusions. Chest. 2004 Jan;125(1):160-4.

10046.  Teramoto S, Yamamoto H, Yamaguchi Y, Ouchi Y, Matsuse T. A novel diagnostic test for the risk of aspiration pneumonia in the elderly. Chest. 2004 Feb;125(2):801-2.

10047.  Torres A, Ewig S. Diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 29;350(5):433-5.

10048.  Tse GM, Hui PK, Ma TK, Lo AW, To KF, Chan WY, Chow LT, Ng HK. Sputum cytology of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). J Clin Pathol. 2004 Mar;57(3):256-9.


10049.  Altclas J, Salgueira C, Di Martino A. Pneumococcal bacteremia in a single center in Argentina. Int J Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;8(1):53-8.

10050.  Askarian M, Hosseini RS, Kheirandish P, Assadian O. Incidence and outcome of nosocomial infections in female burn patients in Shiraz, Iran. Am J Infect Control. 2004 Feb;32(1):23-6.

10051.  Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Use of genetic algorithms for neural networks to predict community-acquired pneumonia. Artif Intell Med. 2004 Jan;30(1):71-84.

10052.  Swartz MN. Commentary:Rosenow EC. Studies in pneumonia and pneumococcus infection. J Infect Dis 1904; 1:280-312. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jan 1;189(1):128-31.

10053.  van Elden LJ, van Loon AM, van Alphen F, Hendriksen KA, Hoepelman AI, van Kraaij MG, Oosterheert JJ, Schipper P, Schuurman R, Nijhuis M. Frequent detection of human coronaviruses in clinical specimens from patients with respiratory tract infection by use of a novel real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. J Infect Dis. 2004 Feb 15;189(4):652-7.

10054.  Ye RD. Leukocyte inflammatory mediators and lung pathophysiology: an update. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2004 Mar;286(3):L461-2. Review.


10055.  Prosser LA, Ray GT, O'Brien M, Kleinman K, Santoli J, Lieu TA.  Preferences and willingness to pay for health states prevented by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatrics. 2004 Feb;113(2):283-90.


10056.  Bantar C. How much evidence do we have to recommend oral doxycycline for empirical treatment of community-acquired pneumonia? Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Feb 1;38(3):459-60.

10057.  Carriere KC, Jin Y, Marrie TJ, Predy G, Johnson DH. Outcomes and costs among seniors requiring hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia in Alberta. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Jan;52(1):31-8.

10058.  Powers JH, Cooper CK. Evaluating combination therapy in community-acquired pneumonia. Chest. 2004 Jan;125(1):353.

10059.  Stralin K, Sjoberg L, Holmberg H. Short-course beta-lactam treatment for community-acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 1;38(5):766-7.

10060.  van der Steen JT, Ribbe MW, Mehr DR, van der Wal G. Do findings of high mortality from pneumonia in the elderly make it the old man's friend? Arch Intern Med. 2004 Jan 26;164(2):224-5; author reply 225.