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Researchers discover how lungs cells respond to bacteria
Researchers have discovered that TRM cells tell surrounding lung cells to send out a signal to recruit bacteria killers called neutrophils. (2019-11-21)
Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia
A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. (2019-11-12)
Low blood oxygen strongly increases sick children's risk of death
Low blood oxygen is more common in sick children than previously thought, and strongly increases children's risk of death, Australian-led research has found. (2019-11-01)
A weapon to make a superbug to become more deadly
A recent research from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered an easily transmitted DNA piece that can make a new type of hyper-resistant and deadly superbug become hyper-virulent quickly, posing an unprecedented threat to human health. (2019-10-23)
English proficiency associated with hospital revisits, readmissions
Patients with limited English proficiency face barriers in health care settings. (2019-10-22)
Weak immune system linked to serious bacterial infection in children
A new study has found a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia or meningitis is linked to weakened immune systems in children. (2019-10-14)
Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes and skin infections
Statins have been reported to be beneficial for infections such as pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. (2019-10-09)
American Journal of Roentgenology reviews vaping-associated lung injury findings
A Clinical Perspective article in the American Journal of Roentgenology reviews various imaging manifestations of electronic nicotine delivery systems such as e-cigarettes, vape pens, and hookah tanks. (2019-10-09)
ATS/IDSA publishes clinical guideline on community acquired pneumonia
The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an official clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the ATS's Oct. (2019-10-01)
Cheap, quick test identifies pneumonia patients at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis
Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in pneumonia patients, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-10-01)
AI system accurately detects key findings in chest X-rays of pneumonia patients within 10 seconds
From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia. (2019-09-30)
Unravelling an alternative mechanism of airway mucosal immunity
Researchers from Kanazawa University have identified two key proteins, ASC and NLRP3, in the maintenance of the innate immune homeostasis in the airway. (2019-09-25)
Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics
Nagoya University researchers and colleagues in Japan have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, enabling their specific and effective sterilization. (2019-09-20)
Alcohol-producing gut bacteria could cause liver damage even in people who don't drink
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build-up of fat in the liver due to factors other than alcohol, but its cause remains unknown. (2019-09-19)
Mysterious vaping illness characterized by fat-laden cells in the lung
University of Utah Health investigators have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the US in recent months. (2019-09-06)
Bacteria in pneumonia attack using bleaching agent
Research shows that bacteria use hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system and cause pneumonia. (2019-09-02)
HIV-positive New Yorkers are living longer but still dying from underlying infection, not just from old age
A review of the autopsy reports of 252 men and women who died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in New York City between 1984 and 2016 reveals several long-term trends in combatting the epidemic. (2019-08-28)
Dietary zinc protects against Streptococcus pneumoniae infection
Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. (2019-08-22)
Lung cell transplant boosts healing after the flu in mice
A serious case of the flu can cause lasting damage to the lungs. (2019-08-20)
Toxin responsible for Legionella growth identified
A team of scientists led by EMBL group leader Sagar Bhogaraju and Ivan Dikic of Goethe University, Frankfurt, discovered that the toxin SidJ in Legionella bacteria enforces a unique modification on human proteins and helps legionella grow inside human cells. (2019-07-22)
Investigating the role of the nasal flora & viral infection on acquisition of Pneumococcus
Researchers at LSTM, along with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and the University Medical Center Utrecht have looked at the impact of the natural microbial flora or microbiota in the nose and viral co-infection on pneumococcal acquisition in healthy adults. (2019-07-08)
Seven-country study reveals viruses as new leading cause of global childhood pneumonia
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other viruses now appear to be the main causes of severe childhood pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the need for vaccines against these pathogens, according to a study from a consortium of scientists from around the world, led by a team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-06-27)
Tiny probe that senses deep in the lung set to shed light on disease
A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists. (2019-06-16)
Pneumonia mapped in largest genomic survey of any disease-causing bacterium
Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria evolve in response to vaccination. (2019-06-10)
Researchers find triple as many Legionnaire's cases as previously reported
The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire's disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported. (2019-06-10)
New research helping to reveal more about megaviruses
Swansea University has played a key role in transatlantic research to develop a greater understanding of megaviruses and their potential to cause life-threatening illnesses. (2019-06-06)
Opioid analgesics increase the risk of pneumonia among persons with Alzheimer's disease
Opioid analgesics were associated with a 30% increase in the risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-06-04)
Many kids with pneumonia get unnecessary antibiotics, chest X-rays
Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, M.D., MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. (2019-06-04)
Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lung diseases
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in the ATS's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-05-31)
Human contact plays big role in spread of some hospital infections, but not others
An observational study conducted in a French hospital showed that human contact was responsible for 90 percent of the spread of one species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to new patients, but less than 60 percent of the spread of a different species. (2019-05-30)
Hospital-acquired infections may be lower in closed ICUs
Three hospital-acquired infections rates appear to be lower in patients admitted to a 'closed' intensive care unit, meaning that the ICU team has primary responsibility for the patient, rather than a primary care physician, (2019-05-22)
Bacterial pneumonia predicts ongoing lung problems in infants with acute respiratory FAI
Bacterial pneumonia appears to be linked to ongoing breathing problems in previously healthy infants who were hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure. (2019-05-19)
Symbionts as lifesavers
When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. (2019-05-14)
Progress against child mortality lags in many Indian states
India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-05-14)
Serious adverse outcomes from respiratory tract infection are rare but predictable
In routine primary care practice, serious adverse outcomes occur in only 1% of adult patients with lower respiratory tract infection, but such outcomes may be predicted with moderate accuracy. (2019-05-14)
Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals
Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these medications, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found. (2019-05-08)
Continuing PC vaccine in Kenya at full price cost-effective and could save thousands of lives
Continuing the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in Kenya after the country transitions away from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, support is highly cost-effective and estimated to save thousands of children's lives, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. (2019-04-15)
Starvation study shows bacteria's survival skills
A larger genetic inventory may help explain how certain dangerous bacteria can persist in a hospital environment and continue to infect patients, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-04-12)
High prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and low testing rates found in European hospitals and long-term care facilities
The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) estimates that 9 million cases of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur across Europe each year -- with around one in 15 patients in acute care hospitals and one in 24 residents in long-term care facilities having at least one infection on any given day. (2019-04-12)
Are the uninsured and medicaid patients more likely to be transferred to another hospital?
This study analyzed 215,000 emergency department (ED) visits to 160 US hospitals to see if patients with the common conditions of pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma were more likely to be discharged from the ED or transferred to another hospital after being stabilized based on their insurance status. (2019-04-01)
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