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2012-06-14 13:56:35

PATH and partners issue diarrhea/pneumonia declaration to call for action against leading causes of child mortality With an unprecedented commitment that bridges the urgent need to address diarrheal disease with unique opportunities to overcome it once and for all, leaders in global health issued today's Declaration on Scaling-up Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia. PATH joins the US Agency for International Development, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Micronutrient Initiative,...

2012-06-12 06:23:04

USAID's Amie Batson discusses how ending preventable child deaths within a generation is possible. WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PSI (Population Services International) released its child health issue of IMPACT magazine to coincide with the US Agency for International Development's "Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday Campaign," which touts the idea that ending preventable child deaths within a generation is possible. If development experts are correct, and...

2012-06-12 02:26:23

AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals, an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative pulmonary drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions, today announced positive top-line data from its AeroVanc Phase I clinical study in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). AeroVanc, a dry powder formulation of vancomycin, is the first inhaled antibiotic being developed for the treatment of respiratory methicillin-resistant...

2012-06-12 02:26:22

AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals, an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative pulmonary drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions, today announced that it has raised $8.6 million in the first closing of a Series B round of financing. The Keiretsu Forum, comprising accredited private equity investors, led the financing with participation from Savara's existing investors. Savara will use the proceeds from this...

2012-06-01 09:25:31

People with a past history of just a single skin infection may be three times more likely to develop a painful, costly – and potentially deadly – surgical site infection (SSI) when they have an operation, according to new Johns Hopkins research. The increased risk, described online in the Annals of Surgery, suggests there are underlying biological differences in the way individuals respond to skin cuts that need to be better understood in order to prevent SSIs, the researchers...

2012-05-24 21:24:38

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the protective membrane that covers the spinal cord and brain. Children, elderly patients and immunocompromized patients are at a higher risk for the development of severe bacterial meningitis. Recently, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia sought to identify new vaccine targets in Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the world. Led by Dr. Abiodun Ogunniyi, the research team...

2012-05-24 05:25:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --It´s been used to treat pneumonia, strep and sinusitis and now one of the world´s best-selling antibiotics is providing relief to lung transplant patients too. Researchers in the UK say azithromycin can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), which is a potentially deadly complication that occurs in the majority of patients following lung transplantation. BOS occurs in part when the body rejects...

2012-05-23 18:39:05

Prior treatment with inhaled corticosteroids in patients with respiratory disorders who develop community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with a lower incidence and severity of parapneumonic effusion, according to a new study from researchers in Spain. A parapneumonic effusion is a type of pleural effusion (excess fluid that accumulates between the two pleural layers, the fluid-filled space that surrounds the lungs) that arises as a result of a pneumonia, lung abscess, or...

2012-05-17 11:02:46

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a rare, but important risk posed by the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly called a "Z-pack." The study found a 2.5-fold higher risk of death from cardiovascular death in the first five days of taking azithromycin when compared with another common antibiotic or no antibiotics at all. Wayne A. Ray, Ph.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, and C. Michael Stein, M.B.Ch.B., the Dan May Chair in Medicine and professor of Pharmacology, collaborated on the...

Popular Antibiotic May Be Responsible For Sudden Cardiac Death
2012-05-17 11:02:26

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Azithromycin, a common antibiotic used for treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), appears to also boost the risk of sudden cardiac death when compared with no antibiotic treatment, according to a US study on Wednesday. Azithromycin has been available worldwide since the 1980s, but the new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (New England Journal of Medicine), is the first to document serious...


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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