Lymphatic pump treatment enhances antibiotic effectiveness for treating pneumonia

(American Osteopathic Association) Lymphatic pump treatment shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers performed LPT on infected rats three times a day followed by injections of levofloxacin, a popular antibiotic used to treat pneumonia. After 96 hours, over 60 percent of the rats were disease free compared to only 25 percent of rats who received levofloxacin alone.
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Source: The Lancet Haematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
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Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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