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  • 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
    3 weeks ago 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
    4 weeks ago 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
  • Patients With Celiac Disease Should Receive Pneumococcal Vaccine
    Researchers have found that patients with celiac disease are at high risk of acquiring pneumonia if they haven't received the pneumococcal vaccine. When comparing 9,803 patients with celiac disease and 101,755 controls, the rate of pneumonia was similar; however, there was ...More
    May 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH Sequences Genome of a Fungus That Causes Life-Threatening Pneumonia
    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, in collaboration with extramural organizations, have sequenced nearly the entire genome of human, mouse and rat Pneumocystis. This organism causes a life-threatening pneumonia in immunosuppressed hosts. ...More
    April 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Investigators Identify New Pneumonia Epidemic in Beijing
    Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections began rising in Beijing last spring, and by December, this pathogen was found in more than half of hospitalized children suffering from pneumonia in that city, according to investigators from the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing, ...More
    March 31, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Details How Good Bacteria Might Help Prevent Middle Ear Infections and Pneumonia
    A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connections among the diverse bacteria in our microbiome. According to research published in mBio, scientists at Forsyth, led by Dr. Katherine P. Lemon, along with their collaborator at ...More
    January 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • OCT May Speed Detection of Pneumonia-Related Bacteria in ICU Patients
    The ability to better detect and assess bacteria linked to a form of pneumonia prevalent in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) could soon become possible, according to research reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics. The journal is published by ...More
    January 5, 2016 Posted in News
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