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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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Immunizations, including a yearly flu vaccine, are the best way to protect children from life-threatening pneumonia.
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