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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

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

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

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

Hospitalized for Pneumonia? Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Is Higher

Jan. 20, 2015 — Your chance of having a heart attack or stroke increases significantly if you have been hospitalized for pneumonia and, as such, should be considered its own independent risk factor for developing ... read more

RSV Infection May Be Associated With Higher Risk for Bacterial Pneumonia

Jan. 6, 2015 — Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a new ... read more

Pneumonia Risk Far Higher for HIV-Positive Children, Study Shows

Jan. 6, 2015 — HIV-positive children in developing countries are six times more likely to die from pneumonia than children without the virus, research suggests. The first global study into pneumonia deaths in ... read more

Vaccination Leads to Decline in Pneumococcal Disease, Antibiotic Resistance

Nov. 11, 2014 — Rates of invasive pneumococcal disease -- including cases caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria -- have fallen substantially in South Africa following the introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate ... read more

New Treatment for Life-Threatening Bacterial Diseases Identified

Nov. 7, 2014 — A new treatment against antibiotic resistant bacterial infections has been identified by researchers. This could prevent unnecessary deaths from diseases such as pneumonia and sepsis. The treatment ... read more

Pneumonia Vaccine Reducing Pediatric Admissions, Study Shows

Nov. 6, 2014 — In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among ... read more

Possible Alternative to Antibiotics: Nanoparticles Made of Lipids

Nov. 2, 2014 — A novel substance for the treatment of severe bacterial infections has been developed to work without antibiotics. Scientists say that this would prevent the development of antibiotic resistance. ... read more

'Breath Test' Shows Promise for Diagnosing Fungal Pneumonia

Oct. 23, 2014 — Many different microbes can cause pneumonia, and treatment may be delayed or off target if doctors cannot tell which bug is the culprit. A novel approach -- analyzing a patient's breath for key ... read more

Advice on Pneumonia Jabs for Welders 'Flawed,' Say Experts

Oct. 15, 2014 — Advice to employers on pneumonia jabs for welders is flawed and needlessly risking lives, say occupational health experts. New data show that welders' heightened risk of potentially lethal ... read more

Researchers Look to Exploit Females' Natural Resistance to Infection

Oct. 15, 2014 — Researchers have linked increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated by the female sex hormone estrogen. An international team of scientists has shown that ... read more

Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Children by 62 Percent

Oct. 10, 2014 — The pneumococcal vaccine recommended for young children not only prevents illness and death, but also has dramatically reduced severe antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests American nationwide ... read more

Double Blast to Ward Off Pneumonia: Dry Powder Inhaler Formulation

Oct. 8, 2014 — A dry powder inhaler formulation provides excellent protection against pneumonia-causing bacteria, scientists report. Community-acquired pneumonia, a type of lung inflammation contracted outside of a ... read more

Sleeping in Dentures Doubles Risk of Pneumonia in Elderly

Oct. 7, 2014 — Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. To identify modifiable oral health-related risk factors, researchers investigated ... read more

Randomized Trial Examines Community-Acquired Pneumonia Treatments

Oct. 6, 2014 — In a randomized clinical trial of antibiotic treatments for community-acquired pneumonia, researchers did not find that monotherapy with ²-lactam alone was worse than a combination therapy with a ... read more

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