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How does pneumonia rank on the cause of death for world and US

- 3rd most common cause of death in the world
- 6th leading cause of death in US: 50,000 in 2010

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Number of cases of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) per year

5 million

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Outpatient vs. Inpatient pneumonia stats

- 80% treated as outpatients & 20% as inpatients
- mortality rate among outpatients

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Types of pneumonia

- community acquired pneumonia (CAP)
- hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP)
- healthcare associated

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Mechanisms of lung to defend against pathogens

- nasal vibrissae and turbinates capture large inhaled particles
- gag reflex and cough protect from aspiration
- branching of tracheobronchial tree traps microbes in airway
- mucociliary escalator sweep entrapped contents up to oropharynx

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Role of normal flora that is typically adherent to mucosal cells of oropharynx

- prevent pathogenic bacteria from binding & decreases risk of pneumonia caused by more virulent bacteria

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What occurs when barriers are overcome

- alveolar macrophages phagocytize and destroy pathogens
- if not killed, pathogens are eliminated via mucociliary elevator or lymphatics
- macrophages release cytokines & chemokines (TNF, IL-8) and leukotriene B4, which recruit neutrophils from blood stream to alveolar spaces, where they uptake and degrade microorganisms
- specific IgG bind surface of organisms and augment the ability of neutrophils and macrophages to phagocytize the bacteria

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How can pathogens reach the lungs

- microaspiration of oropharyngeal contents
- inhalation of small aerosolized droplets that contain microorganisms
- consequence of a bloodstream infection/hematogenous spread
- direct spread from adjacent structures

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Most common route to acquire pneumonia

- microaspiration of oropharyngeal contents

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Microorganisms associated with microaspiration of oropharyngeal contents

- strep pneumonia, haemophilus influenzae

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Microorganisms associated with inhalation of small aerosolized droplets

- mycobacterium tuberculosis, and viral infections

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How do patients typically present

- fever, cough, sputum, leukocytosis, radiographic infiltrate, crackles, hypoxemia, hemoptysis, respiratory alkalosis, dyspnea

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What causes fever in pneumonia

- IL-1 & TNF

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What causes leukocytosis and increased purulent secretions

- chemokines (IL-8, GCSF) stimulate release and migration of neutrophils to the lung

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What causes radiographic infiltrate, crackles, and hypoxemia

- inflammatory mediators create alveolar capillary leak

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What causes respiratory alkalosis

- increased respiratory drive in the inflammatory response syndrome

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What causes dyspnea

- decreased compliance due to capillary leak, hypoxemia, increased respiratory drive, increased secretions, and infection related bronchospasm

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What does pneumonia patient become hypoxemic

- alveoli become filled with purulent secretions, which leads to shunts

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Steps to diagnosing pneumonia

1. evidence of infection: fever, chills, leukocytosis
2. signs/symptoms localized to the respiratory system: cough, increased sputum, SOB, angina, abnormal pulmonary exam
3. new infiltrate on chest radiograph

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Organisms associated with typical pneumonia presentation

- S. pneumonia, haemophilus influenzae, S. aureus

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Organisms associate with atypical pneumonia presentation

- mycoplasma pneuminae, chlamydia pneumoniae, legionella

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Organisms associated with travel to central US

histoplasma capsulatum

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Physical exam findings with pneumonia patient

- use of accessory muscles of respiration
- increased tactile fremitus with dull percussion reflecting consolidation
- crackles, bronchial breath sounds, pleural friction rub

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Physical exam sensitivity and specificity

- sensitivity: 58%
- specificity: 67%

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What is needed to diagnose pneumonia

Chest Radiograph

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Purpose of chest radiograph

- establish diagnosis of pneumonia
- differentiates pneumonia from other conditions
- assesses extent of involvement of lungs
- occasionally suggest an etiologic diagnosis

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Possible microbiologic work ups for pneumonia

- sputum gram stain and culture
- blood culture
- urinary antigen tests
- PCR
- Serology

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Sputum gram stain and culture: adequacy

- to be adequate: >25 neutrophils,

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Limitations of sputum gram stain and culture

- 30% of patients have non productive cough
- only 14% can provide an adequate sample
- 15-30% already received antibiotics

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Blood culture: CAP stats

- 5-14% of blood cultures from patients hospitalized with CAP are positive