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2012-04-04 10:12:42

Although data indicate that between 2003-2009 there was a substantial decline in the U.S. in hospitalizations for pneumonia and inpatient deaths, analysis suggests that trends in documentation and diagnostic coding, rather than improvements in actual outcomes, may explain much of the observed changes, according to a study in the April 4 issue of JAMA. Pneumonia is a leading cause of illness and death among U.S. adults, resulting in more than 1 million annual hospital admissions and...

2012-03-08 13:42:25

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with Shriners Hospital for Children and other institutions, have identified a promising new treatment for a rare and sometimes life-threatening bone disorder that can affect infants and young children. Known as hypophosphatasia, the condition upsets bone metabolism, blocking important minerals such as calcium from depositing in the skeleton. In the March 8, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine,...

2012-02-17 10:56:19

Fever control using external cooling in sedated patients with septic shock is safe and decreases vasopressor requirements and early mortality, according to a new study from researchers in France. "The benefits and risks of fever control in patients with severe sepsis remains a matter of controversy," said lead author Frédérique Schortgen, MD, PhD, of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, France. "In our study, external cooling to achieve normothermia...

Murder Rate Dropping In US, Average Life Expectancy Up
2012-01-12 09:09:37

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its annual report on US mortality, reports a condition known as pneumonitis, a respiratory illness primarily affecting the elderly, replaced murder for the first time in 45 years, as a leading cause of death in the nation, James B. Kelleher reports for Reuters. Between 2009 and 2010, the average life expectancy increased by about one month from 78.7 years, up from 78.6 years in 2009. The report is based on 98 percent of death...


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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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