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  • Flu Vaccine Helps Reduce Hospitalizations Due to Influenza Pneumonia
    More than half of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia could be prevented by influenza vaccination, according to a study led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "We ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Death and Money in the ICU: Pneumonia Findings Surprise Researchers
    When an older person gets hospitalized for pneumonia, where's the best place to care for them? New research findings about deaths and healthcare costs in such patients fly in the face of conventional wisdom - and could change where doctors decide to treat them. Seniors with ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Pneumonia Present in Nearly One-Third of Adults Hospitalized With Influenza
    Influenza and pneumonia combined are the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases in the United States. Garg, et al. (2015) describe factors associated with pneumonia among adults hospitalized with influenza. Through the Emerging Infections Program, the ...More
    August 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Steroid Therapy Benefits Patients with Pneumonia
    McMaster University research, published online today by the Annals of Internal Medicine, has demonstrated the benefits of corticosteroid therapy for one of the most common serious medical conditions. “Our study should lead to an important change in treatment for ...More
    August 11, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    July 30, 2015 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
    July 15, 2015 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
    July 14, 2015 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
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