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Brittany Murphy's Death - Learnings About Consumer Driven Healthcare and Pneumonia by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Mon 24 May 2010 9:30am 1 Comment Actress Brittany Murphy, age 32, died unexpectedly in December 2009 as a result of pneumonia. An autopsy report noted elevated levels of medications, like Vicoprofen, which contains the narcotic hydrocodone and other medications, the anti-histamine chlorpheniramine and L-methamphetamine which is found in decongestants. The hydrocodone in Vi ... Read on »
Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and Method of Using Same by nih.gov Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 7:00pm Description of Invention: Pneumococcal diseases are a major public health problem all over the world. The etiological agent, Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is surrounded by a polysaccharide capsule. Differences in the composition of this capsule permit serological differentiation between about 90 capsular types, s ... 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 »
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 »
Anitbiotics in H1N1 pneumonia by Poh Tin Tan Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:00am When to Consider the Use of Antibiotics in the Treatment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza-Associated Pneumonia A difficulty arises when a patient has influenza or influenza with a bacterial superinfection that requires antibiotics.[3] A recent report showed that bacterial pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus, were present in 17/53 (32%) of fata ... 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 »
New Research Traces Evolutionary Path Of Multidrug Resistant Strep Bacteria by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 28 Jan 2011 6:45pm Despite penicillin and the dozens of antibiotics that followed it, streptococcus bacteria have remained a major threat to health throughout the world. The reason: the superb evolutionary skills of this pathogen to rapidly alter its genetic makeup. In a landmark paper published this week in Science, scientists from Rockefeller University and the ... Read on »
Research Shows How Bacteria Keep Ahead Of Vaccines And Antibiotics by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 28 Jan 2011 6:33pm Global phylogeny of PMEN1. The maximum likelihood tree, constructed using substitutions outside of recombination events, is coloured according to location, as reconstructed through the phylogeny using parsimony. Shaded boxes and dashed lines indicate isolates that have switched capsule type from the ancestral 23F serotype. Specific clades refer ... Read on »
What You Need To Know About Pneumucoccal Disease and How You Can Prevent It by pehpot Posted Sun 04 Mar 2012 5:06pm It may not be the number one killer disease.. but it ranks first on morbidity and ranks 5th on mortality. Pneumucoccal Disease is a SERIOUS disease. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), also known as pneumococcus. The bacteria may cause ear infection, pneumonia, meningitis or sepsi ... Read on »
The Correlation Between Day Care Centers And Pneumococcal Carriage by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 Feb 2014 3:00pm In response to an article published by Healio Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Gabriel discusses the studies found on children in day care centers and their pneumococcal carriage. Dr. Michael Gabriel, of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to an article published by Healio Pediatrics on December 23, which reports that being a pneumococcal carrier changes ... Read on »