Microparticles Carrying Bacteria-Killing Viruses Halt Deadly Pneumonia

Antibiotics suffer from eventual resistance by the bacteria and the fact that they can be quite indiscriminate in who they attack, including the gut’s healthy microbiome. But, there are also bacteriophages, which are viruses that can kill spec...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Nanomedicine Source Type: blogs

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Congenital TEFs without esophageal atresia are rare but may occur more frequently than previously documented in literature. Careful history is required to suspect the diagnoses, as most patients will present with coughing associated with solid or liquids, recurrent unexplained pulmonary infections and complaints with eating. Some patients may show signs of chronic airway changes from recurrent aspiration pneumonia at the time of presentation. Diagnosis is challenging, with multiple imaging modalities including x ray, CT scan and esophogram able to identify a fistula.
Source: Clinical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Pediatric Radiology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia;   Lung Diseases;   Cystic Fibrosis;   Lung Function Decreased Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital Muenster Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Bronchiectasis can have different causes. Etiology impact on clinical and functional aspects is little known.Objectives: Identify causes of bronchiectasis non cystic fibrosis(BNFC) and investigate if there are differences concerning clinical, functional and of quality of life(QoL) among groups.Methods: Descriptive and cross-sectional study conducted in a Brazilian University hospital. Patients (N=109, mean age 53 yrs, 60% women) with tomographic diagnosis of bronchiectasis had medical files reviewed and were interviewed to identify personal and familial antecedents; they also performed spirometry and answered the Saint Geo...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring airway disease Source Type: research
Conclusions: this is the largest study in pediatric NCFB. As the management of NCFB affected patients remains problematic, a better definition of clinical, radiological and microbiological features of NCFB is required to improve their management.Reference:1. BMC Pediatrics 2014;14: 299
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric bronchology Source Type: research
Conclusions: S. maltophilia is emerging as an important pathogen with increased risk of mortality. Empiric therapy should include agents active against S.maltophilia such as newer flouroquinolones and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
As of October, 2019 Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series contain details of 69,204 epidemiological surveys – of which 1,107 (1.6%) are related to the prevalence of specific viral species in patients with respiratory tract infection.  [1-3] The following chronology of published studies summarizes the relative proportion of viral agents associated with non-influenza childhood respiratory infection in the United States.  Additional details and primary references are available on request. 1976 – 2001 Tennessee hMPV accounted for 20% of acute respiratory illness among children ages 0 to...
Source: GIDEON blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED Source Type: blogs
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen causing acute and chronic respiratory infections associated with morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis. Vaccination against P. aeruginosa before colonization may be a solution against these infections and improve the quality of life of at-risk patients. To develop a vaccine against P. aeruginosa, we formulated a novel peptide-based P. aeruginosa subunit vaccine based on the extracellular regions of one of its major siderophore receptors, FpvA. We evaluated the effectiveness and immunogenicity of the FpvA peptides conjugated to keyhole limpet...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
PMID: 31567247 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
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