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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Study Compares Outcomes at VA Hospitals Vs. Non-VA Hospitals

Feb. 9, 2016 — Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalization at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, compared with hospitalization at non-VA hospitals, was associated with lower 30-day ... read more

20 Pneumococcal Serotyping Methods Tested; Concern About U.S. Healthcare Quality Measures

Nov. 17, 2015 — Twenty pneumococcal serotyping methods were put to the test. Medical doctors express concern about healthcare quality measures in the United ... read more

Steroid Therapy Benefits Patients With Pneumonia, Study Finds

Aug. 10, 2015 — Patients with community-acquired pneumonia who received corticosteroids were discharged from hospital sooner, new research indicates, and results showed a reduction in the need for mechanical ... read more

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 ... read more

Child's Home Address Predicts Hospitalization Risk for Common Respiratory Diseases

July 20, 2015 — Children who require hospitalization for several common respiratory illnesses tend to live in inner-city neighborhoods with less than optimal socioeconomic conditions, according to ... read more

Pneumonia Investment Doesn't Match Mortality Burden

July 15, 2015 — UK investment in pneumonia research is lacking when compared to spending on influenza and tuberculosis, according to a new study. By calculating the amount spent on researching respiratory infections ... read more

Study Highlights Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among U.S. Adults

July 14, 2015 — Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in U.S. adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study. The findings highlight a need for more sensitive ... read more

Antibiotic Choice for Treating Childhood Pneumonia

June 22, 2015 — Hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), new research ... read more

Anti-Stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say

May 21, 2015 — An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according ... read more

Re-Engineered Antibiotic Show Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and ... read more

Inhaled Corticosteroids for COPD Decrease Mortality Risk from Pneumonia and Other Causes

May 20, 2015 — Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia and from other causes despite being associated with an increase in the occurrence of pneumonia, ... read more

Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Are as Common as Those in Heart Failure and Pneumonia

May 18, 2015 — Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalization along the lines of nationally recognized outcome measures and more commonly discussed conditions such as heart failure (HF) and pneumonia ... read more

Bacterial Cause Behind Fatal Heart Complications Discovered

May 18, 2015 — A key cause of life threatening heart complications has been identified by researchers. The heart infections studied frequently follow severe infections with the bacteria responsible for pneumonia ... read more

Links Between Household Air Pollution, Lung Infections Examined, Including Pneumonia

May 8, 2015 — Scientists have come a step closer to understanding why people exposed to household air pollution (HAP) are at higher risk of lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Three billion people ... read more

Lymphatic Pump Treatment Enhances Antibiotic Effectiveness for Treating Pneumonia

May 1, 2015 — Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study. Researchers performed LPT on infected rats three times a day ... read more

Adjustments on the Treatment of Cancer Patients With Pneumonia

Apr. 13, 2015 — Pneumonia is the most frequent type of infection in cancer patients and it is associated with high mortality rates. Researchers have analyzed the factors associated with severe pneumonia in ... read more

Anticholinergic Drugs Linked to Risk for Pneumonia in Elderly

Mar. 2, 2015 — Taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects is associated with a significantly higher risk for developing pneumonia in a study of more than 3,000 olde patients living in the ... read more

Causes of Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Feb. 25, 2015 — Scientists have investigated specific causes of childhood CAP. Among children under age 18, 73 percent of those with pneumonia had viral infections and 15 percent had bacterial infections. ... read more

Corticosteroid Decreases Treatment Failure for Patients With Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia and High Inflammatory Response

Feb. 17, 2015 — Among patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia and high initial inflammatory response, the use of the corticosteroid methylprednisolone decreased treatment failure, compared with placebo, ... read more

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery Increase Risk of Pneumonia

Jan. 27, 2015 — Patients who receive red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia, researchers report. "Patients should ... read more

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