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2013-03-18 12:36:06

Effects of pneumonia hospitalization comparable to the negative health effects of heart disease The long-term consequences of pneumonia can be more detrimental to a person's health than having a heart attack, according to joint research from the University of Michigan Health System and University of Washington School of Medicine. Older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk of new problems that affect their ability to care for themselves, and the...

2013-03-05 16:25:02

Data show more inpatients suffering infections from bacteria resistant to all or nearly all antibiotics ATLANTA, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A family of bacteria has become increasingly resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, and more hospitalized patients are getting lethal infections that, in some cases, are impossible to cure. The findings, published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vital Signs report, are a call to action...

2013-02-27 12:26:55

Unique educational and support group toolkit -- a vital resource for IPF community TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - To mark the sixth international Rare Disease Day, the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) has launched its new website, www.cpff.ca. The online hub serves as a communal resource for patients and individuals affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare, progressive and uniformly fatal lung disease that affects an estimated 5,000 to 8,000...

2013-02-26 16:23:04

Julie Halston, Debbie Gravitte, Max von Essen, Emily Bergyl, Robert Creighton, Klea Blackhurst, Emma Hunton, and Edward Watts Join Legendary Belter Linda Lavin for the Third Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With honors ranging from the Golden Globes to the Tony Awards, Broadway's best performers gathered Monday night to raise awareness of the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic,...

2013-02-26 08:28:51

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals today announced the formation of its Clinical Advisory Board to provide clinical guidance to the company as it advances the development of its lead product, AeroVanc(TM) for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The Clinical Advisory Board is comprised of five prominent thought leaders within the cystic fibrosis and infectious disease...

2013-02-20 20:23:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "While winter is on the wane, our viruses of winter are still not finished with us yet. With a few more months of the cold and flu season left, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is trying to rear its all too ugly head. As the CDC reports, wintertime brings a host of respiratory infections including Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus, and viruses responsible for viral pneumonia," as reported in Deb Group's Hand...

2013-02-13 10:32:51

In a study that included data on nearly 3 million hospital admissions for Medicare beneficiaries with heart attack, pneumonia or heart failure, researchers failed to find evidence that a hospital's performance on the measure for 30-day mortality rates was strongly associated with performance on 30-day readmission rates, findings that may lessen concerns that hospitals with lower mortality rates will have higher readmission rates, according to a study appearing in the February 13 issue of...

2013-01-24 12:27:08

DENVER, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation's (MSC) SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program, focusing on the early identification and treatment of sepsis, is aligned with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines. Following the January 20 release of the guidelines for management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, MSC is currently updating its sepsis curriculum and knowledge assessments to reflect the revised guidelines. MSC's updated Sepsis...

2012-12-26 12:58:52

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in immunocompromised patients. The study will be published on December 26, 2012 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The organism cannot yet be isolated and grown for study in the laboratory, so details about Pneumocystis...

Antibiotics Not Effective For Most Coughs
2012-12-20 06:17:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Not only is the antibiotic amoxicillin ineffective in treating coughs not linked to pneumonia, but it could actually be harmful if taken in some instances, a team of European researchers warns in a new study. "Using the antibiotic amoxicillin to treat respiratory infections in patients not suspected of having pneumonia is not likely to help and could be harmful," University of Southampton professor Paul Little told BBC News on...


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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