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Happy World Pneumonia Day: It's Preventable, Solvable but Still Kills More Kids than Anything Else by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 1:36pm A few years ago my then 3-year old started having trouble breathing during the night.  Not just uncomfortable can't breath-through-stuffy-nose stuff.  The real thing.  What had been a simple cold just hours earlier turned into belabored, chest-heaving breaths that still haunt me.  Ugh, those sucking, watery sounds.  The diagnosis: Pneumonia.  ... Read on »
World Pneumonia Day 2013 by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 12 Nov 2013 9:57am Unfortunately we still need a World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia still kills more kids around the world than any other illness or disease. Credit: World Moms Blog Every year about 1.4 million kids under 5 die from pneumonia around the world. World Health Organization  Doubly tragic because it doesn't have to be so deadly ... 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 »
Reducing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:51am Some patients go to the hospital because they have pneumonia. Other people go to the hospital for other reasons (e.g, stroke), are put on ventilators, and get pneumonia. We call this ventilator-associated pneumonia, or VAP. It is a big problem: It is common, with 10 to 20% of patients ventilated for two or more days; It is lethal, roughl ... Read on »
Peds Pneumonia VS. Adult Pneumonia by Respiratory Therapist Patient Expert Posted Sat 28 Mar 2009 3:05pm 1 Comment We are not in a time of year where there seems to be a larger than usual amount of Pneumonia cases coming into my hospital. There are many different types of pneumonia out there but we mainly deal with only a couple of them. Some Different types are: Viral Bacterial Fungal Parasitic Comunity Aquired ... Read on »
Pneumonia by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 6:47am BBC News , Health Dr Trisha Macnair Pneumonia means inflammation of the lungs and is usually caused by an infection. It’s a very common condition, especially among the elderly and those with serious underlying illnesses. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia causes inflammation of one or both lungs in the chest, usually due to infection ... Read on »
Door to Antibiotics Time in Pneumonia: Lessons from a Flawed Quality Measure by Dr. Robert W. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 12:11pm In today’s Annals of Internal Medicine, my colleagues and I describe the saga of the four-hour measure of door-to-antibiotics time for pneumonia – the first truly dangerous measure in the era of public quality reporting. It is an important cautionary tale. As I’ve discussed previously, the biggest surprise of the last decade in the quality f ... Read on »
Grateful for No Pneumonia: Be a Child's Shot at Life by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 09 Feb 2013 12:00pm All three of my kids had the flu and strep throat in the last 6 weeks. It felt like we were back in preschool. Other than missing Christmas, New Year's, a few birthdays and collectively a couple weeks of school it was all so minor. No one contracted pneumonia. No one got dehydrated and passed out. No one had to be rushed to the ER or hooked up ... Read on »
Pneumonia and Shingles Vaccines for Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Sep 2013 8:30am Because it's the time of year again for the annual flu shots, last week we had a discussion about it. Several people brought up the shingles and pneumonia vaccines and I think it's a good idea to be sure we have the correct information. PNEUMONIA VACCINE FOR ADULTS The pneumococcal vaccine prevents blood, brain and lung diseases (pneumon ... Read on »