In contrast, resolution may be delayed for 12 weeks or longer in older individuals and those with underlying lung disease. 2011 Jul 11. Note that the PSI score may underestimate the patient's need for admission (ie, a young otherwise healthy patient who is vomiting or has social factors that precludes him or her taking medicine). Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. Corticosteroid insufficiency in acutely ill patients. See Workup. A prediction rule to identify low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia. [3] These guidelines have been assessed in research studies since their release, with evidence of improved health outcomes, decreased length of hospital stay, and overall decreased mortality in patients hospitalized with CAP. Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM is a member of the following medical societies: Academy of Persian Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Lung Association, American Medical Association, American Thoracic Society, Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, Association of Specialty Professors, California Sleep Society, California Thoracic Society, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Trudeau Society of Los Angeles, World Association for Bronchology and Interventional PulmonologyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. More antibiotics are being evaluated for activity against MRSA. [65, 66]. Although various anti-viral agents can be used, depending on the specific vial pathogen, there is no effective drug treatment … Community-acquired pneumonia is the by far more the common type. McCullers JA. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Since the treatments for bacterial and viral pneumonia are different, finding the correct cause is vital for choosing the appropriate treatment regimen. [3]. Bonten M, Bolkenbaas M, Huijts S, et al. 2003 Feb 20. [Medline]. 2009 Sep. 37(9):2559-63. American Lung Association. Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Among Adults Aged =65 Years: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). * The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. [Full Text]. 2008 Aug. 14(8):1193-9. Both vaccines are efficacious in the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease. 66(4):340-6. 107(1A):34S-43S. Radiographic images in a patient with bilateral lower lobe pneumonia. In 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices provided recommendations on the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), summarized as follows One of the following antibiotic regimens is suggested for such patients If the patient was exposed to antibiotics within the previous 90 days for systemic treatment of any type of bacterial infection, an alternative agent from a different class should be selected for treatment of the current illness. [Medline]. [Full Text]. Normally, these air sacs aid in the body’s gas exchange, while inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. The 2 vaccines should not be co-administered. Antibiotic therapy is the mainstay of treatment of bacterial pneumonia. 336(4):243-50. Bacterial pneumonia takes place in either one lung or both lungs. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 Sep 14. 1993 Dec 22-29. In patients in whom the precipitating factor is airway obstruction by a neoplasm or a foreign body, the post-obstructive infiltrate may fail to clear. Gram stain showing Moraxella catarrhalis. 44 Suppl 2:S27-72. [40]. American Lung Association. The similar symptoms in people with both viral and bacterial pneumonia can make determining the cause difficult. España PP, Capelastegui A, Gorordo I, Esteban C, Oribe M, Ortega M, et al. Small air sacs called alveoli are within the lobes of each lung. Predominant role of bacterial pneumonia as a cause of death in pandemic influenza: implications for pandemic influenza preparedness. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Mar 26. Knaus WA, Draper EA, Wagner DP, Zimmerman JE. [3, 17] : Clindamycin or metronidazole plus a respiratory fluoroquinolone plus ceftriaxone, For suspected infection with methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA), vancomycin or linezolid may be added to the antibiotic regimen until the organism's identity and antibiotic sensitivities are known, at which point the medications can be adjusted accordingly. Tea tree oil and eucalyptus oils are antibacterial. Pleural effusion. Other, less common types can occur, such as healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). There are limited cues for differentiating bacterial and viral pneumonia. [Medline]. 285(21):2763-73. [75] PCV13 should be administered in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent (PPSV23 [Pneumovax23]), the vaccine currently recommended for adults aged 65 years and older. Some of these probably are effective or promising, and some are currently being evaluated. Ketai L, Jordan K, Marom EM. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. 15(2):R88. 2009 Feb. 30(1):67-85. Other types of bacteria can cause pneumonia and significant harm, alongside other types of pathogen, including viruses, parasites, and fungi. [Medline]. Contact Us. [Medline]. J Infect Dis. The goals of pharmacotherapy for bacteria pneumonia are to eradicate the infection, reduce morbidity, and prevent complications. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people who have a weakened immune system as a result of cancer, cancer treatment, or an organ transplant face an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. The table below presents first- and second-line antibiotic choices for specific organisms that cause bacterial pneumonia. There are numerous lifestyle factors that people can do to keep their lungs healthy. Radiol Clin North Am. Image in a 50-year-old patient with Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia. According to the American Lung Association, typical symptoms of bacterial pneumonia include: Symptoms of bacterial pneumonia tend to be similar in both children and adults. Chest radiograph shows a vague, ill-defined opacity in the left lower lobe. 346 (25):1971-7. 2009 Feb. 37(2):456-62. The classification refers to the location in which a person acquired the infection. 2009 Dec. 37(12):3010-6. [Full Text]. Although anyone can develop bacterial pneumonia, certain factors increase the risk. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. Available at https://pneumonia.org.au/public/journals/22/PublicFolder/ABSTRACTBOOKMASTERforwebupdated20-3-14.pdf. V. 2.6b. Can bacteriological upper airway samples obtained at intensive care unit admission guide empiric antibiotherapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia?. 174(11):1249-56. Most patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia are very ill, and they become colonized with a bacterium in their mouth and/or upper respiratory tract that then enters their lungs to cause infection. Double coverage should be given as initial therapy early in the course of treatment in order to make an impact in the disease course. ; Recommendations for empiric treatment of bacterial pneumonia listed (alphabetical … Learn…. 2005 May. Fang WF, Yang KY, Wu CL, Yu CJ, Chen CW, Tu CY, et al. Carefully review the patient's medical history, especially in regard to potential inhaled respiratory exposure. [Full Text]. [74], On August 13, 2014, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use of pneumococcal vaccine 13-valent (PCV13 [Prevnar 13]) among adults aged 65 years and older. Forgie S, Marrie TJ. 59(11):321-6. [22]. The alphabet soup of pneumonia: CAP, HAP, HCAP, NHAP, and VAP. Restrepo MI, Anzueto A. Although pneumococcal vaccines are effective, they are unfortunately underused. stabbing chest pain that worsens when coughing or breathing. The mainstay of drug therapy for bacterial pneumonia is antibiotic treatment. Depending on immune system function, either type of pneumonia could be dangerous, especially in those with a weaker immune system. The chest CT shows a very dense round area of consolidation adjacent to the pleura in the left lower lobe. Impact of the duration of antibiotics on clinical events in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated pneumonia: study protocol for a randomized controlled study. Pneumonia that does not respond to treatment poses a clinical dilemma and is a common concern. 6th ed. 374(9700):1543-56. There is a growing population at increased risk of viral pneumonia: 2011 Mar 7. 177-80. [Medline]. According to the Cleveland Clinic, symptoms of bacterial pneumonia tend to be more severe than viral pneumonia and can come on suddenly. Guideline-concordant therapy and reduced mortality and length of stay in adults with community-acquired pneumonia: playing by the rules. Unless a healthcare professional tells you otherwise, you should always finish taking a prescribed course of antibiotics, even if you feel better. WB Saunders Co: Philadelphia, Pa; 2004. Multinational, observational study of procalcitonin in ICU patients with pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation: a multicenter observational study. A 40-year-old patient with Chlamydia pneumonia. The patient should also be instructed to return promptly if their condition deteriorates. Epidemiology and outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a large US database. The role of the pneumococcal vaccine has not been defined as clearly as that of the influenza vaccine in adults. In some cases, the lungs and the rest of the body may not get enough oxygen. The types of antibiotics used can depend on the type of bacteria causing the infection and on the infection’s severity. 171(11):1209-23. The role of gram-negative bacteria in healthcare-associated pneumonia. H1N1 Flu: Updated CDC estimates of 2009 H1N1 influenza cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States April 2009 - April 10, 2010. Consider PCP if CD4 < 250, no prophylaxis, indolent course, dry cough, diffuse interstitial infiltrates, hypoxemia/desaturation with exercise out of proportion to CXR findings, thrush. If patients do not improve within 72 hours, an organism that is not susceptible or is resistant to the initial empiric antibiotic regimen should be considered. [Medline]. Analgesics and acetaminophen are given to reduce chest pain and fever. 0541. [3]. In determining site or level of care, options include outpatient, medical ward care, or medical intensive care unit (ICU) management. Chest. Lam AP, Wunderink RG. 61:816-9. 163 (7):519-28. One way to tell the difference between viral and bacterial pneumonia is a mucus sample, also called a sputum sample. Peleg AY, Hooper DC. In this feature, we dispel 28 of these myths. A person coughs up a mucus sample, or a doctor obtains one from the lungs during a bronchoscopy. Korean J Intern Med. Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, California Thoracic Society, American Association for Respiratory CareDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 2005 Sep 15. 43(3):497-512, viii. Accessed: January 13, 2011. [Medline]. Table. Tarver RD, Teague SD, Heitkamp DE, Conces DJ Jr. Radiology of community-acquired pneumonia. Kobayashi M, Bennett NM, Gierke R, Almendares O, Moore MR, Whitney CG, et al. 2006 Dec 1. 1. Medscape Medical News. Chacko R, Rajan A, Lionel P, Thilagavathi M, Yadav B, Premkumar J. In determining site or level of care, options include outpatient, medical ward care, or medical intensive care unit (ICU) management. 2001 Mar 1. Is bacterial pneumonia more dangerous than viral pneumonia. Learn more here. Deaths from bacterial pneumonia during 1918-19 influenza pandemic. No infection claims more lives in industrialised nations than pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. [Medline]. Crit Care Med. JAMA. These vaccines are the PCV13 and PPSV23, which protect against 13 and 23 strains of the pneumococcal bacterium respectively. [Full Text]. However, in patients with productive cough, noninvasive ventilation is often avoided because it may impair clearance of respiratory secretions, which can lead to worsening infection and recurrent aspiration. These groups include people over 65 years or under 2 months of age. Br J Nurs. Bacterial pneumonia: Bacterial pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. 151 (6):1239-1246. Treatment for bacterial pneumonia include antibiotics, fluid hydration, anti-fever medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, cough suppressant if necessary, avoidance of smoking tobacco, and hospitalization if necessary. [Full Text]. [Medline]. Executive Summary: Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society. Pneumonia is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria, and less commonly by other microorganisms. Supportive measures include the following (some were mentioned previously): Intravenous fluids (and, conversely, diuretics) if indicated, Monitoring – Pulse oximetry with or without cardiac monitoring, as indicated, Positioning of the patient to minimize aspiration risk, Respiratory therapy, including treatment with bronchodilators and, perhaps, N -acetylcysteine in selected patients. Many regions have guidelines for evaluation and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Light RW. See Diagnosis. Image in a 49-year-old woman with pneumococcal pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes inflammation in the tiny air sacs inside your lungs. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, toddlers and infants may cry more than usual, have reduced energy, and appear pale. 2002 2008 Jan. 34(1):17-60. Crit Care. Chest radiograph in a patient with HIV infection and focal infiltrates due to tuberculosis. PCV13 was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late 2011 for use among adults aged 50 years and older. Hospital-acquired infections due to gram-negative bacteria. Chest radiograph shows multifocal, patchy consolidation in the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. [Medline]. Tackling empirical antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia in your ICU: guidance for implementing the guidelines. 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in pregnant women requiring intensive care - New York City, 2009. Bouglé A, Foucrier A, Dupont H, Montravers P, Ouattara A, Kalfon P, et al. A person receives medication before a bronchoscopy to numb and relax the throat, and the doctor typically also gives intravenous sedating medication. Claudius I, Baraff LJ. Swift treatment is vital for reducing the risk of complications. If the air sacs fill with fluid rather than air, breathing might become difficult. Conversely, the PSI score tends to overestimate the mortality in the higher risk patients. The chest radiograph shows bilateral opacities with a predominantly peripheral distribution. 2001 Nov. 85(6):1461-91, x. Chest. You may need any of the following: Antibiotics help treat a bacterial infection. 15(1):R32. 1999 Jul 26. 171(13):1193-8. Additional tests may also support a pneumonia diagnosis, such as a chest CT scan and an arterial blood gas (ABG) sample. Clin Infect Dis. [Medline]. Empiric therapy for the hospitalized patient should be initially broad and cover the likely causative organisms. Note the increased anteroposterior chest diameter, which is suggestive of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In the United States, it occurs in around 900,000 people each year, and approximately 400,000 of these require admission to a hospital. 2015 Oct 6. Treatment of any comorbidities and/or concomitant bacterial pneumonia. Children with an immunocompromising condition or functional or anatomic asplenia should receive a second dose of PPSV23 5 years after the first PPSV23 dose. Germs called bacteria, viruses, and fungi may cause pneumonia. During a physical exam, the doctor will listen to the lungs to determine whether they sound dysfunctional. Rello J, Rodriguez A, Lisboa T, Gallego M, Lujan M, Wunderink R. PIRO score for community-acquired pneumonia: a new prediction rule for assessment of severity in intensive care unit patients with community-acquired pneumonia. 1996 Jul. One of the best ways to prevent bacterial pneumonia is by preserving the strength of the immune system. Deaths: final data for 2005. 58(38):1071-4. 2009 Jul. 1985 Oct. 13(10):818-29. 2009 Oct 31. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia.Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Kuti JL, Shore E, Palter M, Nicolau DP. Although people can treat some at home, other conditions may need medical attention. [22], With the 2009 H1N1 influenza A pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mortality estimates ranged from 8,800 to 18,000 between April 2009 and April 2010. Some people may require hospitalization for a severe case of bacterial pneumonia, especially for a person who needs supplemental oxygen, is experiencing dehydration, or requires breathing assistance with a mechanical ventilator. van der Poll T, Opal SM. Rello J, Ollendorf DA, Oster G, Vera-Llonch M, Bellm L, Redman R, et al. Manual download retrieved April 2009. [Medline]. A doctor might also prescribe medications to ease breathing. Brundage JF, Shanks GD. Am J Med. Imaging infection. Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine; Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Pneumonia is a common illness that affects millions of people each year in the United States. 2009 Sep 14. Accessed: January 13, 2011. Acetaminophen decreases pain and fever. In most patients with pneumonia, antibiotic therapy should be considered part of an overall management scheme, rather than the only treatment. Ear drainage can occur for many reasons, including an ear infection, an earwax buildup, or an injury. Annie Harrington, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Chest PhysiciansDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 2001 Dec. 120(6):2059-93. Emerg Infect Dis. 64 (34):944-7. Two different pneumococcal vaccines are also available for reducing a person’s risk of developing bacterial pneumonia due to S. pneumoniae bacterium, the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia. [Medline]. Early mobilization of patients, with encouragement to sit, stand, and walk when tolerated, speeds recovery. 58(5):377-82. Mild pneumonia can usually be treated at home with rest, antibiotics (if it's likely be caused by a bacterial infection) and by drinking plenty of fluids. Because of the time required for antibiotics to act, antibiotics should not be changed within the first 72 hours unless marked clinical deterioration occurs or the causative micro-organism is identified with some certainty. Chest. Gram stain showing Streptococcus pneumoniae. Antibiotic therapy is t… Antibiotics are used to treat pneumonia that’s caused by bacteria. 2010 Oct 28. The role of corticosteroids in patients hospitalized for CAP was evaluated in a 2015 meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials, which found with high certainty that systemic corticosteroid steroid treatment reduced the duration of hospitalization by approximately 1 day and had a 5% absolute reduction in risk for mechanical ventilation. : Andreoli T, Carpenter CCJ, Griggs RC, Loscalzo J. An ABG measures the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the arterial blood, in addition to other things like pH and bicarbonate levels, and helps determine breathing efficiency and gas exchange. [Medline]. Determine the morbidity risk level in time. Treatment for bacterial pneumonia may include a broad-spectrum antibiotic to fight off the infection. Radiographic images in a patient with right upper lobe pneumonia. [Medline]. Also consider broadening the differential diagnosis to include noninfectious etiologies such as malignancies, inflammatory conditions, or congestive heart failure. 2014 Feb. 58 (3):330-9. A 23-valent capsular polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23) and a 13-valent protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (Prevnar 13) are currently available in the United States. 2016 Sep 1. Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape. Clin Chest Med. Treatment of pneumonia depends largely on the empiric use of antibiotic regimens directed against potential pathogens as determined by the setting in which the infection took place and the potential for exposure to multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms and other more virulent pathogens (ie, community-acquired pneumonia [CAP], healthcare-acquired pneumonia [HCAP], hospital-acquired pneumonia [HAP], ventilator-associated pneumonia [VAP]). It is also important to emphasize smoking cessation to all patients but particularly those at risk of pneumonia and influenza. Mechanical ventilatory support with low tidal volumes (6 mL/kg of ideal body weight) in patients with respiratory failure secondary to bilateral pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) APACHE II: a severity of disease classification system. [Guideline] Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Joint Commission. [Medline]. Perhaps the most important initial determination is that of the need for hospitalization. Although guidelines have routinely recommended follow-up chest radiography in order to exclude underlying lung cancer, studies have found that the incidence of lung cancer following pneumonia is relatively low. Lancet. Phillips D. ACIP changes pneumococcal vaccine interval in low-risk elderly. The role of MRSA in healthcare-associated pneumonia. Patients who are severely ill and those with signs of respiratory failure, sepsis, and/or neutropenia must be stabilized before transfer. Phua J, See KC, Chan YH, Widjaja LS, Aung NW, Ngerng WJ, et al. Bacterial pneumonia. Brown SM, Jones BE, Jephson AR, Dean NC. [77]. The options include: 1. A person who suspects symptoms of pneumonia should seek medical attention. High-resolution CT of the lung: patterns of disease and differential diagnoses. Pneumolysin: a multifunctional pneumococcal virulence factor. 2006 Jul. All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2021 by WebMD LLC. Abstract no. 64(7):598-603. [Medline]. However, current guidelines recommend empiric therapy with stress-dose steroids in these patients who remain hypotensive despite fluids and pressors, to avoid delay in treatment of presumed adrenal insufficiency. It may take several weeks to recover from pneumonia. Antibiotics. Available at http://bit.ly/fkBFeA. 2002 Jun 20. Kang YA, Kwon SY, Yoon HI, Lee JH, Lee CT. Role of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin in differentiation of tuberculosis from bacterial community acquired pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia. 2001 Jun 6. Trials. [68] In addition, neither vancomycin nor linezolid is an optimal agent for the treatment of methicillin-sensitive S aureus (MSSA). Kollef MH, Ricard JD, Roux D, et al. When in doubt, administer the first antibiotic dose. A number of preventative strategies have been applied in the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia. 2003 May. 2009 Feb. 30(1):52-60. Thorax. [Full Text]. Radiol Clin North Am. Arch Intern Med. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 Oct 2. Available at http://bit.ly/gwYJAE. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. N Engl J Med. However, if the pneumonia resulted from a viral infection, for example COVID-19 pneumonia, there are no medical treatments to cure the pneumonia, and the treatment is focused on symptom management. 2008 Oct 1. Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oils. Consultation with infectious disease and/or pulmonary specialists is suggested in difficult cases. 2009 Feb. 30(1):3-9. Ventilatory support becomes necessary when supplemental oxygen is not sufficient or when the patient cannot maintain the increased work of breathing. However, this evidence was rated moderate as the confidence interval crossed 1 and because of a possible subgroup effect. https://profreg.medscape.com/px/getpracticeprofile.do?method=getProfessionalProfile&urlCache=aHR0cHM6Ly9lbWVkaWNpbmUubWVkc2NhcGUuY29tL2FydGljbGUvMzAwMTU3LXRyZWF0bWVudA==. Unresponsive cases of pneumonia may require fiberoptic bronchoscopy or open lung biopsy for definitive diagnosis. [Medline]. 47(3):375-84. [Medline]. One study suggested that age 50 years and older, male sex, and smoking are the only patient characteristics that were independently associated with a new lung cancer diagnosis. [Medline]. 2017 Jun 8. The use of two antipseudomonal medications should only be considered in critically ill patients who are at high risk for infection with drug-resistant organisms. Viral pneumonia, most often caused by influenza viruses, does not respond effectively to antibiotic therapy unless a secondary bacterial infection develops in the lungs. In adults, bacteria are the most common cause of pneumonia. FDA requests boxed warnings on fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs: seeks to strengthen warnings concerning increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture [press release]. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of bacterial pneumonia, as well as how to prevent the disease. The possibility of Legionella infection should always be considered when evaluating CAP, because delayed treatment significantly increases mortality. [Guideline] Dellinger RP, Levy MM, Carlet JM, et al. Consider using the pneumonia severity index (PSI) score as a guide for inpatient care and mortality risk. Gaynes R, Edwards JR. Overview of nosocomial infections caused by gram-negative bacilli. [Medline]. [Medline]. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. Available at http://pda.ahrq.gov/clinic/psi/psicalc.asp. Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung primarily affecting the small air sacs known as alveoli. Gram stain showing Haemophilus influenzae. If your symptoms get worse, you should see a doctor right away. 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