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2013-09-30 23:42:45

The Preventive Care Dashboard is a critical tool for hospital staff to track and monitor compliance with immunizations for influenza and pneumonia for hospital patients for whom such immunizations are recommended. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Health Data Intelligence (HDI) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Preventive Care Dashboard into its premier CarePlan Dashboard Suite. The Preventive Care Dashboard is a critical tool in the hands of clinicians, hospital...

2013-09-11 23:28:20

As Number of Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuits Grow, New Study Finds No Additional Benefit in Robotic Hysterectomy, Possibly Double Risk of Pneumonia. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 The Da Vinci robotic surgery lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced defective medical device law firm, are disturbed by the findings of a newly-published study which indicate that #robotic surgery hysterectomies do not offer any additional benefits for most women. According to a...

2013-09-11 23:17:40

Using Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robot to perform a hysterectomy doesn’t reduce complications and may raise the risk of pneumonia compared with standard surgical techniques, according to a study. Parker Waichman continues to evaluate legal claims on behalf of patients allegedly injured by the da Vinci surgical robot. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical...

2013-09-10 14:14:29

An electronic decision support tool helped to reduce deaths from pneumonia in four hospital emergency departments in a new study. The findings, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona tomorrow (11 September 2013), could lead to improvements in pneumonia care and outcomes for patients. Although guidelines for treating pneumonia exist, it is often difficult for these to be fully implemented in an emergency setting. The researchers...


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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