Risk factors for pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations in long-term care facility residents: a retrospective cohort study

Older adults who reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at particularly high risk for infection, morbidity and mortality from pneumonia and influenza (P&I) compared to individuals of younger age and t...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Conclusions: HRCT is able to distinguish small lesions, such as small areas of consolidation or ground glass opacities, with little increase in lung attenuation, when chest X-rays was normal, allowing a prompt diagnosis and treatment after imaging.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
by Kueiyu Joshua Lin, Evan Dvorin, Aaron S. Kesselheim BackgroundEvidence and guidelines do not support use of systemic steroids for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs), but such practice appears common. We aim to quantify such use and determine its predictors. Methods and findingsWe conducted a cohort study based on a large United States national commercial claims database, the IBM MarketScan, to identify patients aged 18 –64 years with an ARTI diagnosis (acute bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, otitis media, allergic rhinitis, influenza, pneumonia, and unspecified upper respiratory infections) recorded in a...
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsPBB is common in male infants with chronic wet cough and accompanied by wheezing and airway deformities. Most cases are clinically diagnosed PBB in China and microbiologically-based-PBB is common in western countries. Co-infection could be found,Streptococcus pneumoniae andHaemophilus influenza were the most frequent etiology in China and western countries, respectively. Patients with comorbidities may need extended antibiotics treatment for more than 2 weeks.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
In conclusion, it is necessary for the well-being of humans and pigs to closely monitor swine influenza viruses containing avian-like hemagglutinin with PA and NP genes from 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses.
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
As new cases appear in the U.S., some — including the president — have compared it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Influenza Ventilators (Medical) Deaths (Fatalities) Tests (Medical) Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) United States Politics and Government Pneumonia F Source Type: news
7.4 percent of all deaths reported in the United States during the week ending March 21 were attributed to pneumonia and influenza, an amount that is above the CDC's threshold for an epidemic.
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Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the horizon, new research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule. Vaccines are given on a schedule for a reason: to protect children from vaccine-preventable disease. Experts designed the schedule so that children get protection when they need it — and the doses are timed so the vaccine itself can have the best effect. When parents don’t follow the schedule, their children may not be protected. And yet, many parents do not follow the sc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: Since the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China in December 2019, considerable attention has been focused on its elucidation. However, it is also important for clinicians and epidemiologists to differentiate COVID-19 from other respiratory infectious diseases, such as influenza viruses. RESEARCH QUESTION: The aim of the study was to explore the different clinical presentations between COVID-19 and influenza A (H1N1) pneumonia in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). STUDY DESIGN: and Methods: This was a retrospective case-control study. We compa...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Here ’s what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Tests (Medical) Ventilators (Medical) Epidemics Influenza Pneumonia Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Source Type: news
After President Trump, late last week, expressed great confidence in the promise of a new COVID-19 therapy that combines two existing prescription medications, supplies of these two drugs rapidly began disappearing from pharmacy shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed an Indian company previously restricted from importing drug products into the US to now start manufacturing one of the drugs. And U.S. plants began gearing up to produce enough to meet the surge in demand. But in those few days, a few people who began self medicating with the drugs in an effort to prevent COVID-19 have died, and others have bee...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
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