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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)
Pediatric health researchers offer insights for RSV vaccine
In healthy adults, RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, feels like the common cold with a runny nose, chest congestion and cough. (2019-03-26)
Antiepileptics increase the risk of pneumonia among persons with Alzheimer's disease
People with Alzheimer's disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-03-21)
Many antibiotic courses for common infections not in line with guidelines
Many antibiotic courses prescribed for common infections treated in English primary care (general practices and community services) exceed the recommended guidelines, reveals a study in The BMJ today. (2019-02-27)
Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. (2019-01-17)
Certain psychiatric drugs linked with elevated pneumonia risk
A review of published studies indicates that use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine related drugs (BZRDs), which are prescribed to treat various psychiatric diseases, may increase the risk of pneumonia. (2019-01-09)
Prescribed opioids raise risk of pneumonia in patients with and without HIV
Taking prescribed opioids raises the risk of pneumonia in individuals with and without HIV, a new Yale-led study finds. (2019-01-07)
Readmissions reduction program may be associated with increase in patient-level mortality
A policy designed to reduce hospital readmissions through financial penalties was associated with a significant increase in post-discharge mortality for patients with heart failure and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology. (2018-12-21)
Is program to reduce hospital readmissions associated with a change in patient deaths?
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was created under the Affordable Care Act and hospitals face financial penalties for higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia. (2018-12-21)
Bacteria rely on classic business model
The pneumonia causing pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa has developed a twin-track strategy to colonize its host. (2018-12-20)
Study identifies a key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans
Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity. (2018-12-10)
Risk of hospital-treated infections & use of antibiotics after hip fracture surgery
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study that examined trends in the incidence of infections following hip fracture surgery in Denmark, the risk of postoperative infections (at 15, 30, 90, and 365 days) increased between 2005 and 2016. (2018-12-05)
With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia
MIT researchers have now developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used distinguish between bacterial and viral forms of pneumonia. (2018-11-29)
Researchers a step closer to understanding how deadly bird flu virus takes hold in humans
New research has taken a step towards understanding how highly pathogenic influenza viruses such as deadly bird flu infect humans. (2018-11-18)
How pneumococci challenge our immune system
Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. (2018-11-12)
Bacterial pneumonia far more dangerous to the heart than viral pneumonia, study finds
Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research. (2018-11-11)
Report finds inequity may slow progress in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths
A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70% of the global pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in children under five. (2018-11-08)
Artificial intelligence may fall short when analyzing data across multiple health systems
Study shows deep learning models must be carefully tested across multiple environments before being put into clinical practice. (2018-11-06)
Imaging platform captures hard-to-track bacterial lung infections in real time
Ahsan Akram and colleagues have created a fluorescent imaging probe that can quickly and accurately detect hard-to-trace Gram-negative bacteria (one of the major bacterial groups) in human lungs within minutes. (2018-10-24)
Bacterial imaging probe is safe for patient use, study finds
Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use, a study led by the University of Edinburgh has found. (2018-10-24)
Link found between chronic inflammation and risk for Alzheimer's disease
While it is widely shown that possessing the ApoE4 gene is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), not all ApoE4 carriers develop AD. (2018-10-19)
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