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  • Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Non-Ventilated Adult Patients
    Pneumonia is one of the leading hospital-acquired infections worldwide and has an important impact. Although preventive measures for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are well known, less is known about appropriate measures for prevention of hospital-acquired pneumonia ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Regular Dental Visits May Help Prevent Pneumonia, Study Shows
    That twice-yearly trip to the dentist could do more than keep teeth and gums healthy: It may decrease the risk of pneumonia by reducing bacteria in the mouth, suggests research being presented at IDWeek 2016™. Nearly 1 million Americans become ill with the infection ...More
    October 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Vitamin E May Prevent Pneumonia in Nonsmoking Elderly Men
    Dr. Harri Hemilä of the University of Helsinki in Finland studied whether vitamin E supplementation might influence the risk of community-acquired pneumonia. He analyzed the data of the randomized trial (Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention [ATBC] Study) ...More
    October 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Shows How Pneumonia-Causing Bacteria Invade the Body
    If you get pneumonia, or even an infected cut, your body is now a war zone. And as your immune system battles the invading bacteria, the outcome of that war may hinge on a microscopic arms race based not on missiles or bombs, but on an essential element: iron. Now, ...More
    September 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Pneumonia With Hospital Admission During School Holidays
    A study presented at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK shows that adults admitted to hospital during school holidays are 38 percent more likely to have pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) than those admitted ...More
    September 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Model Sheds Light on Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia
    For years, researchers have known that the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can trigger severe, sometimes deadly secondary bacterial pneumonia, in some people who are subsequently infected with influenza A virus, but scientists have not known exactly how this ...More
    August 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Machine Learning Used to Find a Simpler Way to Diagnose Childhood Pneumonia Infections
    Oxford researchers are developing a tool to make it much easier and cheaper to diagnose pneumonia -- the number one killer of children under 5. Their latest research is published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Currently, correctly diagnosing pneumonia and ...More
    August 2, 2016 Posted in News
  • Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body's Defenses
    A molecule being targeted in cancer is also critical for the immune system's ability to battle pneumonia, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients' ability to fight off the ...More
    July 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Predicting the Risk for Developing Pneumonia in Older Adults
    In a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, researchers developed a prediction score to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing pneumonia. Pneumonia is a leading cause of sickness and death ...More
    July 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • Hospital Data Helps Predict Risk of Pneumonia After Heart Surgery
    Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after open-heart surgery, leading to longer hospital stays and lower odds of survival. But a new analysis of data from thousands of patients who had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at Michigan hospitals revealed ways ...More
    July 26, 2016 Posted in News
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