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  • 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
    3 weeks ago 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
  • 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
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