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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 30, 2016 — Antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The risk of pneumonia was the highest at the ... read more

Gaps in Vaccine Coverage Highlighted With New Report and Online Tool

May 24, 2016 — As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform, the Vaccine Information Epidemiology Window (VIEW-hub), identifies ... read more

Two-Minute Video Boosts Pneumonia Vaccinations

May 14, 2016 — A two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get the vaccine. Only about 60 percent of older adults get the vaccine ... read more

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

Studying 'Inflamm-Aging': Monocytes, Cytokines, and Susceptibility to Pneumonia

Jan. 14, 2016 — The chronic state of low-level inflammation seen in many elderly individuals (sometimes called 'inflamm-aging'), is associated with diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia, as ... read more

Smokers Diagnosed With Pneumonia Found to Have Higher Risk of Lung Cancer

Jan. 7, 2016 — Screening heavy smokers admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia could facilitate the early diagnosis of lung cancer and thereby reduce the incidence of mortality, a new report ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — An exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia. A team of researchers uses a ... read more

Early Childhood Bronchiolitis Increases Asthma Risk in Adulthood

Nov. 23, 2015 — People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they ... 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

Staphylococcus Aureus Achilles' Heel

Oct. 21, 2015 — <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> is both a transient skin colonizer and a formidable human pathogen, ranking amongst the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections, as well as severe ... read more

Patients With Flu-Associated Pneumonia Less Likely to Have Received Flu Vaccine

Oct. 5, 2015 — Among children and adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, those with influenza-associated pneumonia, compared with those with pneumonia not associated with influenza, had lower odds ... read more

When Paired With Coinfection, Social Isolation Might Fuel Rather Than Foil Epidemics

Sep. 25, 2015 — When social isolation and coinfection occur together, diseases can spread faster and further than with either effect alone, new research shows. At the heart of the new study are two effects that have ... read more

Outcomes of ICU Admission for Older, Low-Risk Patients With Pneumonia

Sep. 22, 2015 — Among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with pneumonia, intensive care unit (ICU) admission of patients which appeared to be discretionary was associated with improved survival and no significant ... read more

Rotavirus and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Reduce Pediatric Hospital Burden

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers show that the introduction of both pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and rotavirus vaccines led to the rapid and dramatic reduction in hospital burden of both winter diarrhea and ... 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

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