OCT May Speed Detection of Pneumonia-Related Bacteria in ICU Patients

January 5, 2016

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 SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Liver Plays Role in Pneumonia, Sepsis Susceptibility

July 30, 2015

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.