Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 13:28 EDT

Latest pneumonia Stories

2014-04-22 11:46:28

A new prediction tool can help doctors better identify patients who are at highest risk for respiratory failure after surgery and therefore prevent the often deadly condition, suggest data from a large multi-center study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology. Affecting nearly 200,000 Americans a year, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a sudden failure of the lungs caused by a number of issues ranging from smoke inhalation to pneumonia or blood infection. High-risk...

2014-04-21 00:20:49

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, and collaborators Drs. Martin Kolb and Kjetil Ask at McMaster University announced today additional measured advantages of inhaled GP-101 (aerosol pirfenidone) in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Our results indicate that very small inhaled doses deliver oral-superior, but short-lived lung levels. To understand if this increased lung dose may...

2014-03-12 23:22:37

Company Focused on Pleural Cavity Fluid Drainage without Surgery has NIH Awards of $12.8 Million. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), is pleased today to announce the admittance of Lung Therapeutics Inc. to its Bio/Health Sciences Portfolio. Lung Therapeutics Inc.’s lead drug candidate, LT1-01, will allow for effective fluid drainage of the lung cavity, a rare consequence of...

2014-03-08 23:01:47

Topseniorlifeinsurance.com (http://topseniorlifeinsurance.com) announces a new blog, “Pneumonia and lung cancer: how dangerous it is?” (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Topseniorlifeinsurance.com has released a blog explaining how to find life insurance for people who have lung diseases! People who have lung diseases should purchase a life insurance policy as soon as possible. They can now purchase life insurance without having to take medical examinations. No medical exam life insurance plans...

2014-03-04 13:09:08

People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Sleep apnea is characterized by disrupted sleep, caused when the upper airway becomes obstructed by soft tissue, cutting off oxygen. It has been linked to several types of heart disease and cognitive impairment. People with obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk of aspiration while sleeping. To determine whether sleep...

2014-01-23 08:30:37

REHOVOT, Israel, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Inhalation Therapies (AIT), a leader in the development of nitric oxide (NO) therapeutics for the treatment of infectious respiratory diseases, announced today that its lead investigator will present clincial trial results at the upcoming 2014 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference Committee in San Diego, California, May16 to 21, 2014. The presentation entitled "Prospective, double-blind,...

2014-01-22 23:00:16

Adverse Events for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Decline; Improvements Lag for Pneumonia and Surgical Patients Wethersfield, CN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure in hospitals have declined, reports a new study published in the January 23rd issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, “National Trends in Patient Safety for Four Common Conditions, 2005 to 2011,” was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research...

2014-01-22 16:26:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure have declined, according to a new study published in the January 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the analysis funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that there has not been a significant decrease in adverse events for patients being treated for pneumonia and those who are recovering from surgery....

2014-01-13 08:28:07

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced the presentation of epidemiological research sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, KaloBios' exclusive licensee for KB001-A, estimating the incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (Pa-VAP) in at-risk patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. The presentation also describes the risk factors among patients with VAP and Pa-VAP. The new...

2014-01-11 23:02:38

In response to an article published by Healio Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Gabriel discusses the studies found on children in day care centers and their pneumococcal carriage. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel, of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to an article published by Healio Pediatrics on December 23, which reports that being a pneumococcal carrier changes throughout age, but can still be a problem within places like day cares. According to the Healio Pediatrics article...


Latest pneumonia Reference Libraries

0_9fb0173be70876d98667eddc1e274866
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...

45_d6004cdea3a5384bdabb52dab5ce8f03
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...

72_63ad42c17b548b76aff6af345a402a04
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...

70_78fe90c4061cfe6a3362f95c7417bece
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...

More Articles (4 articles) »