Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?

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Conclusion Early detection and referral, and early antiviral treatment with a strict control of nosocomial spread is essential in patients with cirrhosis during epidemic influenza.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
A person does not die directly from Alzheimer's disease; but instead, from complications caused by Alzheimer's disease.How do you know when a dementia patient is dying?Over time, and as Alzheimer's progresses, the body's immune system weakens, increasing susceptibility to infection and other causes of death related to the elderly.Typical complications from Alzheimer's and related dementia are:heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and lung infections due to aspiration of food. Multi-organ failure is often the cause of death in dementia patients.Learn More -Can you die from Alzheimer's disease?By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Rea...
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This study aimed to investigate the risk factors related to ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP) in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. From January 2011 to December 2015, a single-center retrospective study including 200 SAH patients requiring mechanical ventilation (MV) ≥48 h was performed. The clinical data of these patients were collected and analyzed. The age range of the patients were 41-63 and 72 (36%) were male. The Glasgow coma scale score range was 5-15 and the Simplified Acute Physiology Score II range was 31-52. One hundred and forty-eight (74%) patients had a World Federation of Neurosurgeons ...
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Procalcitonin (PCT) can be used to distinguish gram-negative (GN) from gram-positive (GP) bacteria in infections and sepsis [1,2], but its diagnostic value in pneumonia is unknown.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
We thank the authors for their interest in our manuscript and would like to take the time to address some of the valid concerns that have been raised.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
This study was a self-reported cross-sectional survey that investigated nurses' and hospitals' compliance with ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guidelines and the barriers and factors that affect their level of compliance. A questionnaire was completed by 471 intensive care unit nurses from 16 medical centers in 3 Middle Eastern countries: Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. The results show that both nurses and hospitals have insufficient compliance. Previous education, experience, and academic degree were all found to affect nurses' compliance.
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Conclusion Further pragmatic trials are required to optimise management of hospitalised children with severe and very severe pneumonia. PMID: 29790844 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
Authors: Ashorn P PMID: 29790843 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
Authors: Goussard P, Gie R, Janson J, Andronikou S Abstract Empyema necessitans is a rare complication of acute bacterial pneumonia, especially in children. It is a complication of empyema characterised by the extension of pus from the pleural cavity into the thoracic wall to form a mass of purulent fluid in the adjacent soft tissue. An inflammatory chest wall mass following pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumonia in a six-month-old infant is reported. The case emphasises that children presenting with persistent fever and a painful chest wall mass following pneumonia should be investigated immediately as there ...
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
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