Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about chest infections

There are several types of chest infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options in this article.
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Authors: Esposito S, Bianchini S, Argentiero A, Neglia C, Principi N Abstract INTRODUCTION: The definition of acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) includes any infection involving the respiratory tract below the level of the larynx. In children, the most common acute LRTIs, and those with the greatest clinical relevance, are community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), bronchiolitis, bronchitis and tuberculosis (TB). The clinical relevance of LRTIs implies that they must be addressed with the most effective therapy. Antibiotics and antivirals play an essential role in this regard. AREAS COVERED: In this paper,...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
ewski Antibiotics were initially natural substances. However, nowadays, they also include synthetic drugs, which show their activity against bacteria, killing or inhibiting their growth and division. Thanks to these properties, many antibiotics have quickly found practical application in the fight against infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, gastrointestinal infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, meningitis and septicemia. Antibiotic resistance is currently a detrimental problem; therefore, in addition to the improvement of antibiotic therapy, attention should also be paid to active metabolites in the body, ...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with a history of lung disease including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, lung cancer and pneumonia, and a history of thoracic surgery, might have an increased post-acupuncture risk of pneumothorax. This information may possibly help physicians avoid post-acupuncture pneumothorax. PMID: 31433202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Kewu Huang, Ting Yang, Jianying Xu, Lan Yang, Jianping Zhao, Xiangyan Zhang, Chunxue Bai, Jian Kang, Pixin Ran, Huahao Shen, Fuqiang Wen, Yahong Chen, Tieying Sun, Guangliang Shan, Yingxiang Lin, Guodong Xu, Sinan Wu, Chaolong Wang, Ruiying Wang, Zhihong ShiSummaryBackgroundAsthma is a common chronic airway disease worldwide. Despite its large population size, China has had no comprehensive study of the national prevalence, risk factors, and management of asthma. We therefore aimed to estimate the national prevalence of asthma in a representative s...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Workplace exposures contribute to the burden of disease across a range of nonmalignant lung conditions in adults (in addition to the 100% burden for the classic occupational pneumoconioses). This burden has important clinical, research, and policy implications. There is a pressing need to improve clinical recognition and public health awareness of the contribution of occupational factors across a range of nonmalignant respiratory diseases. PMID: 31149852 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Male gender, family history of respiratory diseases and use of mosquito coil were significant predictors of respiratory symptoms. Awareness and education at community level may decrease the incidence and progression of respiratory symptoms to chronic disability.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Occupational and Environmental Health Source Type: research
Authors: Matera MG, Rogliani P, Ora J, Cazzola M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Antibiotics are frequently prescribed to children in the community and in nosocomial settings, mainly because of lower respiratory tract infections(LRTIs), which include influenza, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis, in addition to bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis lung disease. It is important to note, however, that more than 50% of these prescriptions are unnecessary or inappropriate. Areas covered: The current choice of antimicrobial therapy for etiological agents of LRTIs is examined and discussed considering each type ...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Conclusions Thoracic complications were more common in OVS and GVS than in OV band ligation.
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: According to their relative frequencies, the management of respiratory diseases requires collaboration between carceral health facilities and pneumological specialized services. PMID: 28844810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Authors: Padoin C Abstract Pulmonary infections are common and caused by a wide range of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. They consist of lower respiratory tract infections with community and hospital acquired acute pneumonia, bronchitis, lung abscess, fungal infections and tuberculosis. The management of these infections should be based on guidelines that take into account the microorganisms most frequently involved as a basis for empirical treatment, with identification of causative microorganisms allowing targeted treatments. The patient's immune status, physiological changes leading to changes in pharmac...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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