Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis
A blood test can identify a subgroup of pneumonia patients at increased risk for developing acute respiratory failure or sepsis, according to new research.Reuters Health Information
Condition: Pneumonia Intervention: Other: Assigned Interventions Sponsor: Pei-Hsin Yang Completed
ConclusionPneumonia and aspiration pneumonitis are major contributors to morbidity and mortality due to respiratory diseases for which interventions towards improving childhood health indices should be prioritized.
(DETROIT) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the 17-year-old’s life and pleaded for the public to understand the dangers of vaping. The teen was admitted in early September to a Detroit-area hospital with what appeared to be pneumonia. He was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and taken Oct. 3 to Henry Ford Hospital where the transplant was per...
In the November 2019 issue, the article “A Population-based Comparative Effectiveness Study of Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Hip Fracture Surgery” (Hamilton GM, Lalu MM, Ramlogan R, Bryson GL, Abdallah FW, McCartney CJL, McIsaac DI: Anesthesiology 2019; 131:1025 –35. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002947), costs reported in the results section of the abstract were incorrect. In the sentence “Costs were lower with a nerve block (adjusted difference, −$1,421; 95% CI, −$11,579 to −$11,289 [Canadian dollars]), but no difference in mortality (adjusted odds ratio, 0.99; 95% CI, 0.89 to 1.11) o...
[Premium Times] The high rate of child deaths from pneumonia in Nigeria is a violation of the right of children to survival and development.
Conclusion: The Nigeria Demographic Health Surveys demonstrated no consistent sex differences in burden and trends of childhood pneumonia-like episodes over a 24-year period. Malnutrition has some influence on the burden of ARI-related symptoms.
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In conclusion, we emphasize that it is of importance to work closely with the hospital administration to take measures and that necessary assistance is provided. PMID: 31709934 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: This study identified prior antibiotic exposure, recent surgery and the use of invasive procedures as significant risk factors for colonization or infection with CRE. Also, the need for public awareness, continuing education for healthcare professionals, optimum use of invasive devices, enhanced surveillance, and antimicrobial stewardship are highlighted here which can limit CRE transmission in healthcare facilities. PMID: 31707406 [PubMed - in process]