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2011-09-07 12:45:02

Research: Effectiveness of adenoidectomy in children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, open randomised controlled trial Children who have their adenoids surgically removed do not get fewer upper respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and colds, finds research published on bmj.com today. Upper respiratory tract infections are extremely common in children and many of them are referred for ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery. Indeed, having adenoids taken out...

2011-05-06 00:15:09

Study shows need for judicious use of drugs to curb antibiotic resistance Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones "” and a great deal safer "” in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study published online May 3 in Clinical Infectious Diseases. In the study's analysis of 150 children treated with antibiotics for respiratory infections while...

2011-03-24 17:21:12

Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery, a Cardiff University study has found. Acute cough is one of the common reasons why people visit their GP and accounts for a large proportion of antibiotics prescribed in the community. One of the most common questions asked by GPs to their patients is about their phlegm: "Are you coughing anything up?" or "What colour is your phlegm?" Clinicians and...

2011-03-01 10:36:00

Editor's note: Daliresp has been approved as the trade name for roflumilast. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved roflumilast, a pill taken daily to decrease the frequency of flare-ups (exacerbations) or worsening of symptoms from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult. Symptoms...

2011-03-01 09:02:00

Editor's note: A trade name for roflumilast was not available at the time of approval. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved roflumilast, a pill taken daily to decrease the frequency of flare-ups (exacerbations) or worsening of symptoms from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult....

2011-01-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association would like to remind the public about the importance of speaking with their pharmacist during cold and flu season. A pharmacist can help patients with such things as getting a flu shot, identifying the differences between a common cold and the flu, suggesting the best over-the-counter medications and offering a recommendation when a health care provider should be seen. (Logo:...

2011-01-13 14:12:29

WHAT: Adding new evidence to the debate on the best treatment for middle-ear infections, or acute otitis media, in young children, clinical researchers at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have found antibiotics to be more effective than a placebo in relieving symptoms. These findings appear in the January 13th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part...

2011-01-13 08:38:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Physicians often debate over the best treatment strategy for middle-ear infections in young children. However, a new study shows antibiotics are more effective at relieving symptoms than a placebo. Most kids with middle-ear infections are treated with antibiotics in the United States. However, guidelines suggest physicians should "watch and wait" for children with mild symptoms to see if they improve. In many European countries, doctors adopt the watchful waiting plan...

2011-01-09 00:00:05

Natural Health Informer.Com interviews with Dr Gitterle to get his take on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bugs, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 This week Natural Health Informer.Com (a natural and holistic health resource portal) interviewed Dr. Marc Gitterle regarding a Super Bug that has many U.S. residents concerned. In this interview, Natural Health Informer.Com sits down with Dr. Gitterle to uncover the truth about this...

2011-01-06 23:00:00

TOKYO, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a recent trial by Professor Michael Gleeson of Loughborough University, the UK, have demonstrated a clear health benefit for athletes drinking the commercially available fermented milk drink Yakult, which contains the unique probiotic strain LcS. The athletes were staff and students at the university who were involved in regular intensive sports training, such as cycling, triathlon, middle-long distance running or swimming. The results...


Latest Upper respiratory tract infection Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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