What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fully vaccinated Florida man DIES from covid, MSN implies it's the fault of unvaccinated people
(Natural News) A North Palm Beach man is dead after contracting post-vaccination “covid pneumonia.” And the mainstream media – MSN in particular – is blaming the unvaccinated. Vincent Konidare reportedly died on Sept. 19 after testing “positive” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) on Aug. 2. Vincent’s wife Jaime told the media that her now-deceased husband... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fatal Anthrax Pneumonia in Welders and Other Metalworkers Caused by Bacillus cereus Group Bacteria Containing Anthrax Toxin Genes - U.S. Gulf Coast States, 1994-2020
This report describes two instances of fatal anthrax pneumonia in welders. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 14, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Anthrax Diseases & Conditions Healthy Living MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Pneumonia Workplace Safety Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms: Colour of your skin could determine if it’s a more than a severe cold
SYMPTOMS of pneumonia can vary from mild to so severe that hospitalisation is required. It occurs when there is inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allen West Goes on Unhinged Anti-Vaccine Tirade Amid COVID Hospitalization
The unvaccinated ex-congressman seemed to learn nothing from being sent to the emergency room with COVID-related pneumonia and low oxygen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Allen West is ill with COVID-19 and medicating with unproven drugs
West said he will most likely have to be hospitalized after his oxygen levels dropped and x-rays showed pneumonia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West says he has coronavirus-related pneumonia
Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West announced Saturday night that he has pneumonia related to a COVID-19 infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections: Hospital-Onset Adult Sepsis Events Versus Current Reportable Conditions
Conclusions CDC's HO-ASE definition detects many serious nosocomial infections missed by currently reportable HAIs. HO-ASE surveillance could increase the efficiency and clinical significance of surveillance while identifying new targets for prevention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ray J Files for Divorce from Princess Love amid Hospitalization for Pneumonia
This is the third time Ray J and Princess Love have filed for divorce (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ray J Reportedly Files For Divorce From Princess Love While Fighting Pneumonia In Hospital
Ray J reportedly filed for divorce from his wife Princess Love for the second time on Wednesday, just hours after it was revealed he was... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ray J files for divorce from Princess Love for a THIRD TIME... while battling pneumonia
Ray J used his downtime battling pneumonia in the hospital to file for divorce from his wife Princess Love... for the third time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim Clinical Commissioning Policy: Tocilizumab for hospitalised patients with COVID-19 pneumonia (adults), NHS England (updated 6th October 2021)
The proposal is: tocilizumab is recommended to be available as a treatment option through routine commissioning for adult patients (aged 18 years and older) hospitalised with COVID-19 in accordance with the criteria set out in this document. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim Clinical Commissioning Policy: Sarilumab for critically ill patients with COVID-19 pneumonia (adults), NHS England (updated 6th October 2021)
The proposal is: sarilumab is recommended to be available as a treatment option through routine commissioning for adult patients (aged 18 years and older) hospitalised with COVID-19 in accordance with the criteria set out in this document. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I.V. Tocilizumab in Pregnancy for Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia I.V. Tocilizumab in Pregnancy for Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia
While the IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab is usually contraindicated in pregnant patients, this report suggests it can be safely used in managing COVID-19-related cytokine storm during pregnancy.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pneumonia: The change in your eating habits that might be a sign - when to call a doctor
PNEUMONIA symptoms can vary from mild to so severe that hospitalisation is required. It occurs when there is inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Phase 2b Data Demonstrating its Investigational RSV Adult Vaccine Provided 80% Protection against Lower Respiratory Infections in Older Adults
RARITAN, N.J., October 2, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that its investigational respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate was highly effective in protecting against lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) caused by RSV, demonstrating vaccine efficacy of 80 percent (CI, 52.2-92.9%) in adults aged 65 and older. The study results were presented as a late-breaking abstract at the virtual IDWeek 2021 conference on October 2.“The findings from our CYPRESS study are very encouraging as we seek to deliver a long-awaited preventive vaccine to stave off the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Can Pneumonia Go Away Without Treatment
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Start of Phase 3 Trial for Investigational Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine in Older Adults
RARITAN, N.J., September 29, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the initiation of its Phase 3 EVERGREEN study. The study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of Janssen’s investigational adult vaccine against lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), when compared with placebo in approximately 23,000 adults aged 60 years and older throughout North America and a selection of countries across Europe, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere.The EVERGREEN study was initiated based on positive results from the Phase...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Race against the virus: the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine journey
In late December 2019, a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases - now known to be the first human cases of COVID-19 - were reported in Wuhan, China. Thanks to the quick action of an Oxford scientist and her team, work on the response to the new virus began. Members of the public have the opportunity to hear the story of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a free online event next month. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement; Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Healt Source Type: news

Replacing Monopolies with Impact Rewards
This article was originally published by OpenGlobalRights (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thomas Pogge Tags: Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

After 169 hospitals, a dad finally got the Covid-19 care he needed -- and changed dozens of skeptics' minds
Just a few weeks ago, an unvaccinated father of six was on a ventilator with Covid-19 pneumonia in both lungs. What happened afterward... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your gas stove is polluting your own home. Go electric | Brady Seals
Gas stoves can produce air pollution levels indoors that would be illegal outsideI traveled around the developing world for more than a decade seeing and studying first-hand the damage that wood and charcoal do to the lungs of people – mostly women and children – who use it for cooking. Nearly half the world’s population cooks with solid fuels, and I was proud of my work to bring cleaner options and help prevent pneumonia, lung disease and other effects of breathing in smoke on a daily basis.And when I got home from these trips, I would turn on my gas stove to cook meals – never once guessing that t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Brady Seals Tags: Science Environment Climate change Climate crisis Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms: The signs in your cough that could indicate the serious condition
PNEUMONIA is swelling, or inflammation, of the tissue in one or both lungs. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection, but it can also be caused by a virus, such as coronavirus. It can be very serious, and if you develop a cough there is a certain sign which you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guiding documents for disaster risk reduction and management in health care system of Nepal - Rijal S, Adhikari S, Shrestha A.
The incidence of disaster events has increased over the years. Nepal is vulnerable to various kinds of natural disasters especially earthquakes and floods and infectious disease outbreaks like Dengue and Covid-19 pneumonia. So, it is important to review an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Identification and infection control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in intensive care units
Infections with multidrug-resistant organisms among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are associated with high mortality. Among multidrug-resistant organisms, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) harbor important pathogens for healthcare-associated infections, including pneumonia, bacteremia, and urinary tract infections. Risk factors for CRE colonization include underlying comorbid conditions, prior antibiotics exposure, prior use of healthcare facilities, device use, and longer ICU stay. The mortality rate due to invasive CRE infection is 22%-49%, and CRE colonization is associated with an approximately 10-f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of three interventional approaches to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units (ICUs): A clinical trial study
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an infectious pulmonary disease that develops after 48 hours of ventilation. To date, several methods have been proposed to reduce VAP occurrence, such as the VAP prevention bundle, which involves raising the head of the bed, reducing sedation, avoiding deep vein thrombosis, and preventing peptic ulcer in the gastrointestinal system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of personnel in hand washing, case airway suctioning, and systematic monitoring in the prevention of VAP.; Methods: In the current clinical trial, 129 patients hospitalized and intubated at ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early samples collected from Wuhan covid patients show GMO viruses were sent from Canadian lab
(Natural News) Dr. Steven Quay, a Seattle-based physician-scientist and former faculty member at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has uncovered new evidence of two genetically modified (GMO) viruses in patient samples collected from Wuhan, China, during the early days of the plandemic. The patients from whom the samples were collected had “unidentified pneumonia disease,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults need to take seriously vaccines for other diseases besides covid-19 and flu
Thousands of them get sick annually from illnesses — such as pertussis, shingles, human papillomavirus and pneumonia — that could have been prevented by vaccination. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Former Pittsburgh Steelers player, longtime broadcaster Tunch Ilkin dies at 63
Former Steelers offensive tackle and longtime broadcaster Tunch Ilkin, who was hospitalized recently with pneumonia after being... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current Guidelines May Lead to Antibiotic Overuse for SARS - CoV - 2 Pneumonia
Bacterial superinfection at time of intubation occurred in
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Current Guidelines May Lead to Antibiotic Overuse for SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Current guidelines for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia would result in overuse of antibiotics at the time of intubation, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk for Asthma at Age 4 Years Higher After Pneumonia in Infancy
Risk slightly higher after introduction of nationwide pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk for Asthma at Age 4 Years Higher After Pneumonia in Infancy
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 -- Children diagnosed with pneumonia in infancy have an increased risk for prevalent asthma at age 4 years, according to a study published online in the August issue of CHEST. Samuel Rhedin, Ph.D., from the Karolinska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High Viral Load in Lungs Drives Fatal COVID-19: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 -- A high amount of coronavirus in the lungs is a major contributor to death in COVID-19 patients, new research shows. The findings challenge previous theories that simultaneous infections such as pneumonia or an overreaction... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An oral history of Oxford/AstraZeneca: ‘Making a vaccine in a year is like landing a human on the moon’
It has shipped more than a billion doses, saved countless lives – and faced controversy over its safety and supply. Here, some of those who created the vaccine tell the story of their epic race against the virusIn December 2019, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported that they were dealing with dozens of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause. They soon identified the disease as being caused by a novelcoronavirus.Teresa Lambe,associateprofessor, Jenner Institute My brother lived in China, so whenever there was an emerging or break pathogen there, I used to follow it. I remember thinking very early on that this was proba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Franklin-Wallis Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Society AstraZeneca University of Oxford Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: U.S.$13 Million Oxygen Plant Breathes New Life Into Zimbabwe's Covid-19 Fight
In this report, Sifelani Tsiko (ST), our Agric, Environment& Innovations Editor speaks to Veri (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Largest Study of Lingering COVID-19 Effects Suggests a Looming Problem
In the largest long-term study of COVID-19 patients yet to be published, researchers in China report in the Lancet worrying results of the disease’s lingering impact on people’s health. The scientists, led by Dr. Bin Cao from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, studied 1,276 people discharged between January to May 2020 from Jin Yin-Tan Hospital in Wuhan after being hospitalized for COVID-19. The patients all agreed to health visits at six and 12 months after their symptoms first appeared; at each of those points, the researchers compared the health status of the study participants with that of comp...
Source: TIME: Health - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 embargoed study healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How Do You Know If You Have Walking Pneumonia
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wisconsin lawmaker asks for prayers for colleague with COVID
The office of a Wisconsin lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of vaccine and mask mandates has declined to update his condition, even as a fellow legislator asked for prayers, saying the state senator was hospitalized with COVID-19-induced pneumonia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Residual Respiratory Impairment After COVID-19 Pneumonia Residual Respiratory Impairment After COVID-19 Pneumonia
What do we know about the long-term respiratory effects of COVID-19 pneumonia?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Do I Have Pneumonia Quiz
Title: Do I Have Pneumonia QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 12/2/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2021 6:20:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of COVID-19 prevention procedures on other common infections: a systematic review
Conclusion: The implemented prevention measures and protocols might have reduced the incidence of influenza and some other common respiratory infections. However, controversies exist on this matter and future large population-based studies might provide further information to address these controversies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial prescribing: delafloxacin for community-acquired pneumonia Evidence Summary [ES37], NICE (published 10th August 2021)
Review of delafloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic available as an injection or tablet, covers the strengths and limitations of the efficacy and safety data from the pivotal RCT, where it was found to be non-inferior to moxifloxacin for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Care of Skilled Nursing Patients: Implementation of Early Sepsis Recognition
An aging population with underlying health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is at high risk for infections, including pneumonia, influenza, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In particular, the number of individuals in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities is increasing and older adults are at greatest risk. Research reveals these infections can lead to sepsis, septic shock, and death unless detected early through a sepsis screening process. The current quality improvement project demonstrates the capabilities of an early sepsis recognition screening tool in a skilled nursing facility and explo...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid killed more people in England and Wales than flu and pneumonia in final week of July
The virus was the underlying cause of death for 348 victims in the week ending July 30 - the highest level since March, according to the Office for National Statistics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving the rate of eating safety guidance implementation among the elderly - Chen CY, Wang TY, Chang PC, Lee TP, Wang SM, Wu CY, Lin SL, Wu HH.
BACKGROUND& PROBLEM: The provision by nurses of effective swallowing assessments and eating safety guidance improves eating safety in the elderly. The authors of this study found that elderly clients experienced a high proportion of aspiration pneumonia a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Postop Pneumonia Risk Up With Pediatric Neurologic Comorbidity
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 -- Children with neurologic comorbidities undergoing surgery have an elevated risk for pneumonia within 30 days after surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Pediatrics. Christian Mpody, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caring for the Resident with Complex Medical Needs in Assisted Living
Mr. P is an 89-year-old Black man who transitioned to assisted living after an acute hospitalization for pneumonia and then a short stay in post-acute care for therapy and to stabilize his chronic medical problems. Before that time he had been living independently, but he was hospitalized three times over the past year due to exacerbations of congestive heart failure and his underlying restrictive pulmonary disease (COPD). His additional medical history includes hyponatremia, chronic kidney disease, and anxiety. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: IDT Case Studies Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: New report finds two warning signs of COVID-19 on your face
AROUND one in six people will have complications from COVID-19, including some that are life-threatening. Some common complications include acute respiratory failure, pneumonia and acute liver injury. A new report suggests ocular complications, including conjunctivitis and sinusitis, may also be a manifestation of COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news