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Antibiotic Clarithromycin Linked To Long-term Death Risk In COPD Patients
2013-03-23 05:40:38

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study published in the British Medical Journal is the first of its kind to link the use of the antibiotic clarithromycin for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and community acquired pneumonia with an increased risk of death related to heart problems long after the course of treatment. Previous studies have suggested the risk of heart related mortality may increase during the use of the drug,...

Researchers Identify Respiratory Ailments Using Simple Breath Test
2013-01-11 09:12:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists said a simple breath test could diagnose infections in the respiratory system based on a study identifying the chemical ℠fingerprints´ that are given off by certain bacteria that are present in the lungs. Publishing the new findings in today´s issue of the Journal of Breath Research, the researchers said they have successfully distinguished between different types of bacteria, as well as different...

2012-05-23 18:39:05

Prior treatment with inhaled corticosteroids in patients with respiratory disorders who develop community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with a lower incidence and severity of parapneumonic effusion, according to a new study from researchers in Spain. A parapneumonic effusion is a type of pleural effusion (excess fluid that accumulates between the two pleural layers, the fluid-filled space that surrounds the lungs) that arises as a result of a pneumonia, lung abscess, or...

2011-11-16 08:45:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Children treated at home for pnemonia are more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, according to this study by Pakistan´s "Lady Health Workers". Roughly 1.4 million children under age 5 die annually from the disease–99 percent of them in the developing world, making pnemonia the leading cause of death in childhood. "Pneumonia is highly treatable with inexpensive antibiotics, yet it remains the world's number-one killer of...

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities. The finding could save thousands of children's lives every year. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, killing some 1.4 million children under...

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Results to be published right before World Pneumonia Day Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today. The results come the day before World Pneumonia Day, which aims to focus the world's attention on the leading cause of child death. Roughly 1.4 million children under...

2011-09-27 15:06:21

Current recommendations for testing missed 41 percent of cases A new study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that guidelines concerning testing patients for possible community-acquired pneumonia due to Legionella may underestimate the number of cases being seen by clinicians. The study found that if testing was only done in patients felt to be at increased risk of Legionnaires' disease based on such guidelines, more than 40 percent of Legionella cases could be missed based on this...

2011-08-31 12:45:20

Immunization, including flu vaccine, can thwart pneumonia in children, guidelines suggest Immunizations, including a yearly flu vaccine, are the best way to protect children from life-threatening pneumonia, according to new guidelines from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The guidelines, which are the first on diagnosing and treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in infants and children, place preventing...

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2011-07-07 14:05:59

By Richard Harth, The Biodesign Institute On July 8, at approximately 11:26 a.m. EDT, the space shuttle Atlantis will streak skyward from the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A, for one last mission. While the STS-135 flight marks the end of the space shuttle's glory days, its final trip may open a new era of research into infectious diseases, thanks to space bound experiments conducted by Dr's. Cheryl Nickerson, and Roy Curtiss III, along with their colleagues at Arizona State...

2011-05-26 21:05:36

Community-acquired pneumonia is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly. Newly published research from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio suggests why older people are vulnerable and offers a possible defense. The researchers found that when it comes to aging and pneumonia, one bad apple can ruin the barrel. Lung cells that were supposed to die due to DNA damage "” but didn't "” were 5 to 15 times more susceptible to invasion by...


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