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This device aims to tackle ventilator-associated pneumonia
VAP is a lung infection that might happen when people are on mechanical ventilation breathing machines in hospitals. Thus, Coeo Labs began in October 2014. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remembering Jake LaMotta, Combustable Champ and ‘Raging Bull’ Inspiration
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight boxing champion who died Wednesday at age 95 from complications from pneumonia, handed Sugar Ray Robinson, the man that many sweaty scholars of the sweet science consider the best pound-for-pound fighter of all-time, his first-ever loss. His bouts with Robinson defined boxing in the 1940s and 1950s, an era when the sport soared in popularity. LaMotta’s combustable life, both inside and outside the ring, were brilliantly captured in Raging Bull, the 1980 Martin Scorsese film that won Robert De Niro, who portrayed LaMotta, an Oscar, and is recognized as one of the best and most inf...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Boxing Jake LaMotta martin scorsese Oscar Raging Bull Robert De Niro Sugar Ray Robinson Source Type: news

Legendary ‘Raging Bull’ Boxer Jake LaMotta Dies at 95
(MIAMI) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee Denise Baker. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts, in a career that began in 1941 and ended in 1954. LaMotta fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson the first defeat of his career and losing the midd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Boxing onetime remembrance Source Type: news

Nabriva's Pneumonia Drug Succeeds in Late-stage Trial Nabriva's Pneumonia Drug Succeeds in Late-stage Trial
Nabriva Therapeutics Plc has reported that its experimental antibiotic for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) met the main goal of a late-stage study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes
(St. Michael's Hospital) India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new research published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage trial, shares soar
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc shares more than doubled in premarket trading on Monday after the company said its experimental antibiotic for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia met the main goal of a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nabriva's pneumonia drug meets main goal in late-stage study
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc said on Monday its experimental treatment for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia met the main goal in a late-stage study, sending its shares up more than 70 percent in premarket trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New lung cell type discovered
(Boston University School of Medicine) A recent study has identified a new lung cell type that is implicated in the body's innate immune defense against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae -- one of the leading causes of pneumonia worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Infant with Pneumonia, Mother with Hip Pain / Ideal BP Target in CKD? / West Virginia Hospital Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 13-month-old girl presented with pneumonia. Imaging studies revealed splenomegaly, splenic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine Every Year?
Title: Should I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine Every Year?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Drug overdose deaths were up more than 20% in 2016
Drug overdose deaths went up by more than 10,000 in 2016, according to the CDC. This means that drugs now kill more people than the flu, pneumonia and suicide every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial infection warning: Do YOU know the symptoms of these five serious types?
BACTERIAL infections can vary in severity, with septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis causing serious symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea pigs can give their owners deadly pneumonia
Researchers from Bernhoven Hospital in the Netherlands found that at least three people were taken to hospital after developing life-threatening pneumonia from their furry friends in as many years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands Are Expected to Gather at Ground Zero as the U.S. Commemorates the 9/11 Anniversary
(NEW YORK) — While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Sixteen years later, the quiet rhythms of commemoration have become customs: a recitation of all the names of the dead, moments of silence and tolling bells, and two powerful light beams that shine through the night. Yet each ceremony...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Peltz / AP Tags: Uncategorized 9/11 anniversary Source Type: news

Guinea pigs may harbor a hidden health hazard, researchers say
Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Tied to Community - Acquired Pneumonia
Three cases of community - acquired pneumonia reported after exposure to ill guinea pigs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Diseases and Your Health, Pet Health, Pneumonia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. The bacteria, Chlamydia caviae (C. caviae), normally causes pink... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Walking pneumonia in children: Symptoms and treatment
In this article, we look at walking pneumonia in children, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, and how it is treated and prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics in Patients With a Clinical Suspicion of HAP/VAP Antibiotics in Patients With a Clinical Suspicion of HAP/VAP
When is the best time to initiate antibiotic treatment for suspected hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Transitions in Care among Rural Residents with Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia (August 2017)
The analysis reported here examines the continuum of care of Medicare beneficiaries as they experience transfers to other facilities, including their post-discharge status, post-discharge care, and potentially preventable readmissions, either to their local hospital or another facility. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunization Update: Making It Happen
Multiple immunizations are recommended for older adults, as are annual flu vaccines. Specifically, these include two pneumonia vaccines: PPSV23, the 23-valent vaccine containing pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) that protects older adults against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. PPSV23 is estimated to be approximately 50% effective in preventing pneumonia, and this increases when PCV13 is added. Based on probabilistic modeling, use of PCV13 added to the current PPSV23 prevents an estimated 12,000 cases of community-acquired pneumonia over the lifetime of a single cohort of i...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick Tags: The Board Room Source Type: news

Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax
The authors describe a combination therapy for the successful treatment of a case of severe community-acquired MRSA pneumonia complicated by pneumothorax.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Pneumonia, Rheumatism Worry Jos Residents Living On Rocks
[Daily Trust] Jos -From time immemorial, many residents of Plateau State have made the rocks their abode and have found comfort in living up there. As the state with the most prevalent rocks in the country, the people have come to see the rocks as part of the land formation, thereby relating with it in all manners as they do with the land. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PPI Usage and Risk of Pneumonia in Dementia Patients PPI Usage and Risk of Pneumonia in Dementia Patients
Does PPI usage increase the risk of pneumonia in dementia patients?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Ultrasound Does Not Discriminate Between CAP and Lung Cancer Ultrasound Does Not Discriminate Between CAP and Lung Cancer
When it comes to distinguishing community acquired pneumonia from lung cancer, contrast-enhanced ultrasound may not be the best option.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

India Grants Pfizer Patent on Pneumonia Vaccine India Grants Pfizer Patent on Pneumonia Vaccine
India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

What Every Hospitalized Patient Needs to Know: Combating Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Through Prevention
October 10, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET.(Oral Health America) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Nab this Pneumonia App ASAP
(MedPage Today) -- Brings the latest guidelines to point-of-care (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Indian Patent Office Delivers Major Blow to Affordable Pneumonia Vaccine Hopes
Press releaseIndian Patent Office Delivers Major Blow to Affordable Pneumonia Vaccine HopesAugust 22, 2017Hopes for improved access to an affordable pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) that protects both children and adults from pneumonia was dealt a major blow after the Indian patent office granted a patent to the U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

India grants Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine in blow to aid group
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India grants Pfizer patent for blockbuster brand Prevenar 13
India has seven pneumonia related deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the 2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Using VAP Rates as a Health Care Quality Indicator Using VAP Rates as a Health Care Quality Indicator
Are reported rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia an accurate indicator of the quality of ICU care?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia
Don't forget to consider Legionella as a cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It's more common and deadlier than some may realize.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
Title: Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or SepsisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- Adults who've been hospitalized with pneumonia or sepsis have a higher risk of heart disease, a new European study reports. Researchers examined data from nearly 237,000 Swedish men. They were followed from age 18 into... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Risk of CVD Persists After Hospital Stay for Severe Infection
Risk persists for at least five years after sepsis, pneumonia with hospitalization (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Why Breastfeeding Is One of the “Smartest Investments” for All Countries
May 18, 2017. A combined group of South Sudanese refugees and Ugandans take part in a class about breast feeding. Nyumanzi Refugee Settlement, Adjumani District. Conflict and famine in South Sudan have led to an exodus of refugees into Uganda. Credit: JAMES OATWAY/UNICEFBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 2017 (IPS)The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains—besides the obvious health benefits—of breastfeeding. Hailing the practice as an investment that ought to be supported by governments, the UN estimates that 4.70 dollars can push up rates of breastfe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Democracy Education Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

What is pneumonia? Symptoms of deadly condition affecting Jeremy Clarkson explained
PNEUMONIA can affect anyone, and it could also prove fatal. Here are the causes, symptoms sand potential complications of the illness that has hospitalised TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Eosinophilic pneumonia associated with the use of Cubicin (daptomycin)
[07-29-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients and healthcare professionals about the potential for developing eosinophilic pneumonia during treatment with Cubicin (daptomycin), an intravenous antibacterial drug. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Listening to Our Patients
When was the last time any of us used a stethoscope and felt it made a difference either to clinch a diagnosis or to change the management of a sick patient? Diagnostic Tool or Neckwear? How many of us have had a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes or myocardial infarction (MI), who presented with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath? On exam, he might have been anxious and diaphoretic, with a heart rate of 130, respirations of 24, blood pressure of 190/110, bilateral pedal edema, oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 89% and 12-lead ECGs showing ST-elevation. Then you put your scope on hi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Pneumonia or sepsis infection ‘increases risk of CVD’
Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to Swedish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pneumonia, sepsis linked to increased risk of heart disease
A new study has identified a link between pneumonia or sepsis in adults resulting in hospital admission and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advances in the diagnosis of pneumonia in children
This review summarizes recent diagnostic advances in radiological techniques, specimen collection, and laboratory methods. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: CVD risk may rise sixfold in the year after pneumonia, sepsis
Hospital admission for pneumonia or sepsis could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by more than sixfold in the first year, study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Pneumonia or sepsis in adults associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
(European Society of Cardiology) Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Cardiovascular risk was more than doubled in years two and three after the infection and persisted for at least five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Adults have greater risk of cardiovascular disease after hospitalisation for pneumonia or sepsis Related items fromOnMedica Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease CVD risk raised fourfold in first month after pneumonia CVD event risk raised soon after COPD exacerbations Stress linked to mortality in CHD patients Lifestyle factors biggest cause of heart disease risk variation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news