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2012-04-01 23:03:17

"Symptoms and Diagnosis" project releases a video on pneumonia symptoms in adults in which Nabin Sapkota, MD, a board certified internist in Nebraska, talks directly to his patients. He uses a whiteboard to explain complex medical concepts in a very simple way that can be understood easily by people without any medical background. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Nabin Sapkota, MD, author of "Symptoms and Diagnosis" project makes it very clear in his instructional video that he is not...

2011-08-31 12:45:20

Immunization, including flu vaccine, can thwart pneumonia in children, guidelines suggest Immunizations, including a yearly flu vaccine, are the best way to protect children from life-threatening pneumonia, according to new guidelines from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The guidelines, which are the first on diagnosing and treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in infants and children, place preventing...

2010-05-26 13:34:14

Researchers at the University of Warwick, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, have found that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) appears to be the predominant virus detected among infants and children hospitalized in Kenya with severe pneumonia, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA. The contribution to this severe disease by an individual pathogen stresses the need for effective infant vaccination. The leading cause of childhood death in sub-Saharan Africa is...

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2005-06-09 17:20:49

In what may be one of the first medical uses of nanotechnology, a chemist and a doctor who specializes in infectious childhood diseases have joined forces to create an early detection method for a respiratory virus that is the most common cause of hospitalization among children under five. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) sends about 120,000 children to the hospital in the United States each year. Although it is only life-threatening in one case out of every 100, it infects virtually all...


Latest Viral pneumonia Reference Libraries

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2011-01-05 16:00:36

Human parainfluenza viruses, belonging to the paramyxovirus family, are a group of four distinct serotypes of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses. They are the second most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in younger children. Many times the host has repeat infections throughout life with symptoms that may include upper respiratory tract illness or more commonly, a cold and sore throat. It can also cause severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed people. There is currently no...

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