The long-observed association between pneumonia and heart failure now has more physical evidence, thanks to research in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
A patient survives life-threatening trauma, is intubated in the intensive care unit (ICU) to support his or her affected vital functions, starts to recover, and then develops pneumonia.
The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer may also help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report.
A post-operative pneumonia prevention program for patients in the surgical ward at a California Veterans Affairs hospital lowered the case rate for the condition, which can cause significant complications and increase the cost of care.
Given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new report on the prevalence of infections impacting hospital patients, and the news that pneumonia is now the most common healthcare-associated infection, the Association for Profess
University of Iowa researchers have developed a new vaccine that protects against lethal pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, including drug-resistant strains like MRSA.
A drug approved just two years ago for treating bacterial infections may hold promise for treating the potentially fatal MRSA pneumonia, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.