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Pneumonia


  • Liver Plays Role in Pneumonia, Sepsis Susceptibility
    New evidence highlights the importance of the liver in immunity against bacterial pneumonia. The study is the first of its kind to directly show such a link between liver-produced molecules and pneumonia susceptibility during sepsis. Led by researchers at Boston University ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Pneumonia Investment Doesn't Match Mortality Burden, Study Finds
    UK investment in pneumonia research is lacking when compared to spending on influenza and tuberculosis, according to a new study by the University of Southampton and University College London (UCL). By calculating the amount spent on researching respiratory infections and ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Study Highlights Burden of Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among U.S. Adults
    When U.S. adults are hospitalized with pneumonia, viruses are more often to blame than bacteria.  However, despite current diagnostic tests, neither viruses nor bacteria are detected in the majority of these patients according to a study by the Centers for Disease ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Interventions to Mitigate CDI Burden in Pneumonia, UTI Patients are Needed
    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains one of the major hospital acquired infections in the nation, often attributable to increased antibiotic use. Little research, however, exists on the prevalence and impact of CDI on patient and hospital outcomes among populations ...More
    July 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Breath Test for Pneumonia is Developed
    Researchers from the University of Manchester are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. A study by colleagues in Salford and Manchester found that chemically analyzing breath ...More
    June 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Looks at Antibiotic Choice for Treating Childhood Pneumonia
    New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The report, "Antibiotic choice for children hospitalized with ...More
    June 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia Increases Long-Term Morbidity and Mortality
    Having had community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) greatly increases the risk of long-term morbidity and mortality compared to the general population who have never had CAP, according to a new study from researchers in Canada, the longest and largest outcomes study of patients ...More
    June 11, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lymphatic Pump Treatment Enhances Antibiotic Effectiveness for Treating Pneumonia
    Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers performed LPT on infected rats three times a day followed by ...More
    May 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Closing the Gap on Pneumonia in Kenya
    Soon after the birth of her second child, a daughter she named Neema, Tabu Kalama found herself homeless and with no regular income. Kalama had no option but to sleep with her newborn daughter and her 18-month old son in the meager shelter of palm trees near the beach in ...More
    April 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Suggests Adjustments on the Treatment of Cancer Patients With Pneumonia
    Cancer patients are more likely to get infections, and pneumonia is the most frequent type of infection in this group and a frequent cause of ICU admission and mortality. A study conducted by researchers from the D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) in ...More
    April 13, 2015 Posted in News
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