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Community-acquired Pneumonia in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 12:00am From Thorax What's New? Anne Thomson; Michael Harris 10/27/2011; Thorax. 2011;66(10):927-928. © 2011 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & British Thoracic Society Abstract The community-acquired pneumonia in children guidelines have just been updated with new evidence on incidence, aetiology and management. This guidance should improve patient care. I ... Read on »
Proadrenomedullin in prognosis of community-acquired pneumonia by Mark Pool, MD Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 1:40am Community-acquired pneumonia is still a major healthcare problem and is under intense scrutiny as an "opportunity" to measure hospital performance (and thus determine reimbursement). With the advent of the modern antibiotic era, there has been an ongoing search for a... Read on »
Aging, obsolete cells prime the lungs for pneumonia by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 31 May 2011 10:08pm HSC News Community-acquired pneumonia is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly. Newly published research from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio suggests why older people are vulnerable and offers a possible defense. The researchers found that when it comes to aging and pneum ... Read on »
World Pneumonia Day is November 12 by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 10:02pm Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease. However, it can often be prevented with vaccines and can usually be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs. Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a ... Read on »
ICAAC-IDSA: Pneumonia Linked to ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 01 Nov 2008 7:51pm ICAAC-IDSA: Pneumonia Linked to Acute Coronary Syndrome WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Patients hospitalized with bacterial pneumonia have about eight times the risk of acute coronary syndrome as those admitted for other causes, a researcher said here. The risk is highest within 15 days of admission, said Vicente Corrales-Medina, M.D., of ... Read on »
FDA Approves Teflaro–An Injectable Bacterial Treatment To Help Fight Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia to Include MRSA & Other by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 31 Oct 2010 10:49am This is certainly good news as the MRSA battle is something hospitals and us in the wild are dealing with more frequently today.  Doctors and patients have one more anti biotic arsenal in the fight against bacterial infections and pneumonia.  At UCI Irvine too there’s an interesting clinical trial starting with giving patients solutions to bru ... Read on »
Treating Pneumonia by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 22 Mar 2012 10:51am This article discusses community acquired pneumoniaInflammation of one or both lungs., a serious illness that is responsible for almost 10% of all chest infections in the UK. This will be helpful to anyone suffering from the symptoms of pneumonia who woul ... Read on »
Pneumonia by Cheri Fraker Posted Sat 27 Feb 2010 12:00am Hi All. I have been sick the entire month of February. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia. This has been quite an experience and one I do not wish to repeat ever again. Next week, I am off to a pulmonologist and when I recover, I will take the pneumonia vaccine and start focusing on improving my respiratory function. My chest CT ... Read on »
Pneumonia in children by William R. Posted Fri 29 Jan 2010 1:20pm The effectiveness of treatment and options of initial therapy of community-acquired pneumonia in children The optimum effect of the treatment An effective antibiotic, not requiring the replacement should be considered one on the background of which within 24-48 hours (with uncomplicated pneumonia) and 72 hours (complicated): the tempe ... Read on »
Vitamin D and Pneumonia- Mortality levels impacted- from Medscape by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 May 2011 8:30pm Emma Hitt, PhD May 11, 2011 — A prospective study in patients with community-acquired pneumonia indicates an increased 30-day mortality in patients with severe 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency compared with those patients with sufficient vitamin D levels. Leong Leow, MD, from the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand, and colleagues ... Read on »