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  • Inhaled Steroids May Increase Pneumonia Risk in People With Asthma
    Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. In the study of 152,412 asthma patients (of whom 1928 had a pneumonia event during follow-up), current use of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with an ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Discovery May Help Patients Beat Pneumonia
    Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable patients. The researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine ...More
    March 29, 2017 Posted in News
  • Researchers Examine Impact of Community-Acquired Pneumonia on Quality of Life in the Elderly
    The sustained health-related quality-of-life of patients surviving community-acquired pneumonia has not been accurately quantified. The aim of the current study by Mangen, et al. (2017) was to quantify differences in health-related quality-of-life of community-dwelling ...More
    March 14, 2017 Posted in News
  • Penn Researchers Identify Missing Link for Fighting Viral Pneumonia
    Viral infections that occur in a patient’s lungs are a significant cause of hospitalization and death among children and the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes about 60,000 hospitalizations of children aged ...More
    February 6, 2017 Posted in News
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round
    New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are clearly subject to seasonal variations. In the observational study carried out in ...More
    January 17, 2017 Posted in News
  • Investigators Examine Cost-Effectiveness of Antibiotic Treatment Strategies for CAP
    A study by van Werkhoven, et al. (2017) sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of strategies of preferred antibiotic treatment with beta-lactam/macrolide combination or fluoroquinolone monotherapy compared to beta-lactam monotherapy. Costs and effects were estimated ...More
    January 10, 2017 Posted in News
  • UC Researchers Examine Potential Drug Pathway to Combat Pneumocystis
    A study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers is offering new insight in how the fungus Pneumocystis, thrives in the lungs of immune-compromised individuals, where it can cause a fatal pneumonia. The study, "Functional characterization of the Pneumocystis carinii ...More
    December 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    November 15, 2016 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
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