Research suggests vapers are vulnerable to pneumonia

(European Lung Foundation) The vapor from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Ureteroscopy is a safe and effective method of managing urolithiasis in elderly patients. Although most patients are discharged within 24-hours, consideration needs to be made for patients where social circumstances can impact their discharge planning.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a newBJS (British Journal of Surgery) study.Of 509,179 patients studied, 16% received preoperative oral care from a dentist. When a surgeon requested that a dentist provide preoperative oral care to a patient with cancer, the dentist checked the patient's oral condition, provided professional tooth cleaning, taught the patient self-cleaning methods for the teeth, and provided any treatment needed. In the study, 15,724 patients (3.09%) developed postoperative pneumonia and 1734 (0.34%) died wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
ConclusionNutrition therapy had no statistically significant effect on ADL. However, it reduced the incidence of infections. More high-quality trials are warranted to clarify the effects of nutrition therapy in older stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
We present a 7.8-month-old girl with recurrent pneumonia, growth retardation, and tachypnea. Computed tomography revealed a particularly unusual esophageal lung, in association with pulmonary vascular anomalies of right pulmonary veins atresia and right pulmonary artery hypoplasia.
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Volume 9, Issue 1, 2018, Page 1230-1246 .
Source: Virulence - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
Before I nearly died I suffered from acute anxiety – but there’s been no sign of it sinceA few weeks ago, the TV and radio presenterRichard Bacon was in the news for having spent seven days in an induced coma in Lewisham Hospital in south London after becoming ill with a lung infection on a flight from Los Angeles. Doctors told him afterwards that he had nearly died. My first reaction to this was: how dreadful for him and his family. My second reaction, more or less on top of the first, was: seven days? That ’s nothing.In 2012, I spent three weeks in an induced coma at King ’s College Hospital, a fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news
This month the Pneumonia Guide app will be reviewed for clinicians, and the My Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Baby app will be reviewed for patients and health care consumers using the NPMEDAPP criteria (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.10.005). The Pneumonia Guide app can be located at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pneumonia-guide/id406419856?mt=8. The My NICU Baby app website is https://www.marchofdimes.org/nicufamilysupport/my-nicu-baby-app.aspx.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Mobile Apps for NPs Source Type: research
This study examined the role of extracellular ATP in recruiting inflammatory cells to the lung after induction of acute lung injury with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). However, the precise mechanism is poorly understood. Our objective was to investigate the functional role of the P2X7 receptor in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS/ acute lung injury (ALI)) in vitro and in vivo. We show that intratracheally applied LPS causes an acute accumulation of ATP in the BALF (bronchoalveolar lavage) and lungs of mice. Prophylactic and therapeutic inhibition of P2X7R signalling by a specific antagonist and knock...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
ConclusionsHard metal pneumoconiosis is characterized predominately by radiographic ground glass opacities and giant cell interstitial pneumonia on histopathology. Systemic corticosteroids and steroid-sparing immunosuppresion are common treatment options.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Reinhard Dolp, Sarah Rehou, Matthew R. McCann, Marc G. JeschkeAbstractObjectivesBurn patients have a highly variable length-of-stay (LOS) due to the complexity of the injury itself. The LOS for burn patients is estimated as one day per percent total body surface area (TBSA) burn. To focus care expectation and prognosis we aimed to identify key factors that contribute to prolonged LOS.MethodsThis was a retrospective cohort-study (2006-2016) in an adult burn-centre that included patients with ≥10% TBSA burn. Patients were stratified into expected-LOS (
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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