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2014-06-04 14:57:49

The JAMA Network Journals In a study that included nearly 65,000 older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, treatment that included azithromycin compared with other antibiotics was associated with a significantly lower risk of death and a slightly increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Pneumonia and influenza together are the eighth leading cause of death and the leading causes of infectious death in the United States. Although clinical...

2014-06-04 14:47:03

PLOS A 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is effective in reducing the number of new cases of likely-bacterial community-acquired pneumonia in infants in Latin America, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Xavier Sáez-Llorens and colleagues from Department of Infectious Diseases, Panama found that the 10-valent PCV reduced the number of new cases of likely-bacterial community-acquired pneumonia in infants by 22% (95% CI: 7.7, 34.2) compared to those...

2014-06-04 11:55:34

PLOS Centenarians are more likely to die of pneumonia and frailty or "old age" and less likely to die of the chronic conditions often associated with old age, such as cancer or ischemic heart disease, compared with older adults younger than 100 years, according to a study by Catherine Evans and colleagues from King's College London, London, UK. Centenarians were most likely to die in a care home (61%) or hospital (27%) and less likely to die at home (10%) or in hospice care (0.2%). Higher...

2014-06-03 08:34:03

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site, MRSA Infection, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 -...

2014-05-22 23:01:18

New St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-led study reveals differences in the pneumococcal genome that explain why current vaccines aren’t better at protecting children with sickle cell disease from the bacterial infection. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Researchers have identified differences in the genetic code of pneumococcal bacteria that may explain why it poses such a risk to children with sickle cell disease and why current vaccines don’t provide better protection...

2014-05-20 12:33:47

Classifier shows promise for differentiating IPF from other interstitial lung diseases SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) announced the presentation of the first proof-of-concept data demonstrating the company's ability to develop a molecular classifier to differentiate interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and its histological hallmark, usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). The data were...

Cause Of Death For Chamois In Austria Has Been Established: Pneumonia
2014-05-16 03:06:46

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna In spring 2010, nearly a third of the chamois living in a region of northern Austria suddenly died of unexplained causes. Concerned hunters and foresters sent the carcasses to the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna for analysis. Extensive investigations have now revealed that the animals died of bacterial pneumonia caused by two strains of bacteria that are highly unusual in chamois. The results have been published in the Journal of...

2014-05-16 08:26:34

BRISBANE, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced it will provide compassionate use of pirfenidone through a multi-center Expanded Access Program (EAP) in the United States to be conducted under InterMune's U.S. IND. Pirfenidone is an investigational therapy in the U.S. and has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Expanded access programs provide a mechanism for early access to an investigational drug in the...

2014-04-27 23:01:01

Lifeinsuranceelderly.com (http://lifeinsuranceelderly.com/) announces a new blog post, “Life Insurance for Elders Suffering Of Pneumonia!” (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 Lifeinsuranceelderly.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find life insurance for seniors who have been diagnosed with pneumonia. Seniors who have been diagnosed with pneumonia can find affordable life insurance. Although their eligibility chances are lowered by their condition, purchasing coverage is not...

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...


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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