Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about aspiration pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is an infection that may occur if a person breathes something in instead of swallowing it. The germs from food particles, saliva, vomit, or other substances may infect the airways and lead to aspiration pneumonia. In this article, learn more about the treatment and complications.
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Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): L. Luján, M. Pérez, D. de Andrés, R. ReinaAbstractPulmonary affection is by far the most severe and widespread disease form caused by Small Ruminant Lentiviruses (SRLV) in sheep. The infection implies direct contact between animals and the most important infection route is by the respiratory tract. Disease is insidious and might be seen in one-year-old animals onwards. Non-productive dyspnea is the most common clinical sign and interstitial pneumonia with increased lung size and volume are the pathologic landmarks. ...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Conclusions: ALC may be performed in Brazil with low rates of morbidity, mortality, and hospital readmission. Its implementation should be stimulated in Latin America. PMID: 31097907 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
Conclusion: The ProGRP value is the only indicator that distinguishes the PNET group from the other 3 groups. PMID: 31091854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Johanna M. Birrell, Emily Woolnough, Emma SpencerAbstractMycoplasma pneumoniae infection most commonly manifests as a mild respiratory illness and headache. Pneumonia occurs in approximately 10% of patients with respiratory symptoms. M. pneumoniae infection can also cause neurological and other extrapulmonary complications. In this case report we describe a 33-year-old Caucasian man presenting with headache and raised intracranial pressure, found to be a para-infectious complication of M. pneumoniae infection. Nasopharyngeal P...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 18–24 May 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10185Author(s): Ann Danaiya Usher
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Numerous patients are diagnosed with mild conditions after work-up in the emergency department, however a broad diagnostic approach is required by junior clinicians given the possibility of more worrying diagnoses. An analysis of specific markers used by junior clinicians to aid differential diagnosis shows that not all signs and symptoms are required to make common diagnoses. For example, the absence of a documented fever, raised CRP or both, does not rule out significant infection in the case of pneumonia, urinary tract infection and cellulitis. This audit contributes to understanding the case-mix within the...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Motos A, Yang H, Yang M, Torres A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial pneumonia is the second most common infection in hospital settings, resulting in substantial increases in morbidity, mortality, and length of hospital stay. The rapid increase in resistance of nosocomial pathogens to many antibiotics and the high dissemination of resistance genes highlight the need for innovative approaches to combat difficult-to-treat nosocomial respiratory infections. Areas covered: This review summarizes the synthetic antimicrobials that are currently in development for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia, focusing on...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Using NAAT for the detection of respiratory pathogens in adults presenting with SCD slightly improved the microbiological diagnostic of febrile ACS, although respiratory infections are not the main etiological factor. PMID: 31088757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Objectives: Identifying factors associated with mortality among acutely ill HIV-infected children presenting with advanced HIV disease may help clinicians optimize care for those at highest risk of death. Design: Using data from a randomized controlled trial (NCT02063880), we determined baseline sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory cofactors of mortality among HIV-infected children in Kenya. Methods: We enrolled hospitalized, HIV-infected, antiretroviral therapy–naive children (0–12 years), initiated antiretroviral therapy, and followed up them for 6 months. We used Cox proportional hazards regres...
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionGiven the concern for MDR P. aeruginosa infections in CF patients, BT may offer a viable anti-infective adjunct to traditional antibiotic therapy.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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