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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There were reductions in urinary and surgical infections, but not in pneumonia or C. diff infections.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Hospitals Infections Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Antibiotics Source Type: news
Camila Iansen Irion, Kiera Parrish, Krista John-Williams, Sakir H. Gultekin, Lina A. Shehadeh
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): S.R. Sousa, P. Caetano Mota, N. Melo, H.N. Bastos, E. Padrão, J.M. Pereira, R. Cunha, C. Souto Moura, S. Guimarães, A. MoraisAbstractIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic interstitial lung disease of unknown cause that occurs sporadically, but it can also occur in families and so named as Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis (FPF). Some forms of FPF overlaps IPF features, namely the radiological and histological pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). Genetic and environmental factors commonly play a...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe new combination of caspofungin and clindamycin may be beneficial for patients with PCP who have failed treatment or are intolerant of TMP/SMZ. In addition, the trend of β-glucan levels can be a predictor of therapeutic efficacy in PCP.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Feldman C, Shaddock E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading infectious disease cause of death in the world and the fifth overall cause of death. From an epidemiological point of view, most consider pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis (including acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [AECOPD]), and bronchiolitis to be the most important LRTIs. Areas covered: This review will describe the epidemiology of LRTIs in adults focusing on community-acquired pneumonia, influenza, and AECOPD, utilizing data from the more recent literature. Expert commenta...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative and opportunistic pathogen responsible for nosocomial infections including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, burn infections, secondary meningitis and systemic infections [1]. Ever increasing rates of resistance to antibiotics [2 –5] make A. baumannii a significant human pathogen with critical needs for new antibiotic development [6]. Its ability to tolerate desiccation and disinfection [7] and to form biofilms [8] contribute to morbidity and mortality [3].
Source: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Owing to the high prevalence of CMV/PJP and its association with mortality, routine BALF analysis is recommended for all suitable SLE patients with PH. Use of aggressive immunosuppression does not benefit SLE patients with opportunistic infections during PH attack. PMID: 30504509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Chih-Chen Chou, Ching-Fen Shen, Su-Jung Chen, Hsien-Meng Chen, Yung-Chih Wang, Wei-Shuo Chang, Ya-Ting Chang, Wei-Yu Chen, Ching-Ying Huang, Ching-Chia Kuo, Ming-Chi Li, Jung-Fu Lin, Shih-Ping Lin, Shih-Wen Ting, Tzu-Chieh Weng, Ping-Sheng Wu, Un-In Wu, Pei-Chin Lin, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen ChenSummaryPneumonia is a leading cause of death worldwide, ranking third both globally and in Taiwan. This guideline was prepared by the 2017 Guidelines Recommendations for Evidence-based Antimicrobial agents use ...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
(CNN) — Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005. Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. Even if they do as they intend, that leaves considerably more than a third of adults (41%) who have not — and will not &mdas...
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Authors: Nascimento-Carvalho AC, Nascimento-Carvalho CM Abstract INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of mortality among children under 5 years worldwide. However, the choices of chemical therapy for the empirical treatment of CAP are frequently debated. Areas covered: The authors provide an update on the chemical management recommendations for childhood CAP. The authors have performed a MEDLINE literature search, using the keywords 'guidelines,' 'community-acquired pneumonia,' AND 'children.' Articles published in English, providing consensual recommendations on management of ...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
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