Drug Combination Boosts Older Adults' Immunity in Early Trial Drug Combination Boosts Older Adults' Immunity in Early Trial

A phase 2a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that a combination of drugs decreases the incidence of infections, including influenza and pneumonia, in older adults.Medscape Medical News
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Your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your throat is sore and you can’t stop sneezing. You don’t have a fever, but you feel wiped out—like you could curl up on the floor and fall asleep. Do you have a cold or the flu? If you guessed cold, you’re probably right. But experts say that differentiating the common cold (an upper respiratory infection) from the flu (influenza) can be trickier than most people assume. “There is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs,” says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine and community...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest for outpatient adults with acute cough due to suspected pneumonia, the following clinical symptoms and signs are suggestive of pneumonia (cough, dyspnea, pleural pain, sweating/fevers/shivers, aches and pains, temperature 38°C or greater, tachypnea and new and localizing chest examination signs. Those suspected of having pneumonia, should have a chest radiograph to improve diagnostic accuracy. While the measurement of C-reactive protein strengthens both the diagnosis and exclusion of pneumonia, there was no added benefit of measuring procalcitonin in this setting. We suggest for outpatient adult...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundC-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase reactant downstream of the pro-inflammatory cytokines released during influenza infection. However, the role of this inflammatory marker in influenza severity and complications is yet to be elucidated.ObjectivesWe aim to systematically review and evaluate the levels of CRP in severe and non-severe H1N1 influenza cases and assess its utility as a biomarker in predicting the severity of  infection.MethodsWe conducted a comprehensive search in Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE (R) Epub ahead of Print, Embase and Embase Classic to identify human studies reporting measu...
Source: Inflammation Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This case presents that testing PLT-activating antibodies both in the presence and in the absence of current heparin treatment helps to diagnose patients with autoimmune HIT. There is conflicting evidence to refuse PLT transfusion when HIT is complicated with life-threatening bleeding. PMID: 30284726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
Conditions:   Influenza;   Pneumonia;   Lower Respiratory Tract Infection;   Acute Myocardial Infarction;   Congestive Heart Failure;   Stroke Interventions:   Biological: Flublok Quadrivalent;   Biological: Standard Dose Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (SD-IIV) Sponsors:   Kaiser Permanente;   Sanofi Pasteur, a Sanofi Company Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Journal of Medical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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