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2014-10-28 12:31:29

Columbia Business School research shows a 22 percent drop in pneumonia deaths and a 7 percent decline in readmissions for heart failure patients NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With penalties rising in 2015 for hospitals with high Medicare readmission rates, Columbia Business School research offers important new evidence that keeping patients in the hospital one day longer can significantly cut readmissions, save patient lives and reduce costs....

2014-10-16 12:30:21

First FDA Approved Treatments in United States for Devastating Lung Disease Affecting More than 200,000 Americans, with Survival Rate of Just Three to Five Years CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) applauds the approval of Esbriet(®) (pirfenidone) and OFEV(®) (nintedanib) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first disease-specific therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in the United States....

2014-10-08 08:26:16

VIENNA and PHILADELPHIA, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabriva Therapeutics AG, a biotechnology company focused on developing pleuromutilins, a new class of antibiotics for the treatment of serious infections caused by resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens, announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) as well as Fast Track status designation to Nabriva's lead product lefamulin,...

2014-09-18 23:03:51

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam,...

2014-09-18 16:24:17

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Pneumococcal Disease and Its PreventionPneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumonia), a pathogenic bacterium, is the leading cause of serious illness across the globe. It is the main cause of pneumonia, sinusitis, blood infections, meningitis, and middle ear infections (otitis media). Pneumococcal disease affects children and the elderly, and it is one of the leading infectious diseases worldwide. It kills almost 1.6 million people (including more...

2014-09-16 23:11:40

Achieve Clinical Research is looking for adults who have never have not been vaccinated for pneumonia within the last year to take part in this new clinical study. Applicants should be at least 18 years old in order to qualify for a clinical trial here in Birmingham. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 *To find out more about this pneumonia vaccine clinical trial in Birmingham, AL, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web...

2014-09-12 16:24:11

DUBLIN, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqhgtd/pipeline_analysis) has announced the addition of the "Global Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, Amikacin Inhale, Plazomicin, and Synflorix) - Trends and Forecast to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqhgtd/pipeline_analysis ] report to their offering....

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2014-09-10 03:30:37

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology Researchers have identified a novel virus that could be the source of a severe, sometimes fatal respiratory disease that has been observed in captive ball pythons since the 1990s. The work is published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Investigators observed the virus, which they named ball python nidovirus, in eight snakes with pneumonia; virus levels were highest in the animals’...

2014-09-08 12:25:06

ALBANY, New York, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, Amikacin Inhale, Plazomicin, and Synflorix) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" six phase III drugs would generate total revenue of USD 3.8 billion by 2020. Browse the...

2014-09-02 16:25:40

Mayor Rahm Emanuel declares September Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month in Chicago--the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation sponsors events to enhance disease awareness and provides patient and caregiver feedback to the FDA CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) launches a full month of events and initiatives for September's Global Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Month, starting with a proclamation by Chicago's mayor; surpassing a...


Latest pneumonia Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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