Paratek Completes Submission of New Drug Applications to U.S. FDA for Oral and Intravenous Omadacycline for Pneumonia and Skin Infections
BOSTON, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK) announced today that on February 2, 2018, it completed the submission of two New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such...
Source: The Poison Review - February 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabis cryptococcus fungal infection marijuana meningitis Source Type: news

Nigeria:Remote Nigeria Communities Welcome Child Health Programme
[WHO] Integrated community case management (iCCM) is a cost-effective strategy that engages community health workers living in hard-to-reach areas to diagnose and treat 3 deadly but curable illnesses: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Allergan's Avycaz for Two Types of Pneumonia FDA Approves Allergan's Avycaz for Two Types of Pneumonia
Allergan Plc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the drugmaker ’ s antibiotic Avycaz to treat two types of pneumonia caused by drug-resistant bacteria.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves AVYCAZ(R) (ceftazidime and avibactam) for the Treatment of Patients with Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia
First Gram-Negative Antibiotic Approved in the U.S. to Treat HABP/VABP in Over 15 Years DUBLIN, Feb. 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. F... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Allergan, AVYCAZ, ceftazidime, avibactam, Bacterial Pneumonia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Find out more about the'Pneumonia Zero'project and the impact of this intervention on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia among ICU patients.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam) for the Treatment of Patients with Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia
DUBLIN, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Allergan's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dysphagia and Pneumonia Linked, but Don ’t Always Go Hand in Hand
Nurses and other health care providers should focus more attention on dysphagia as a risk factor for nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP), researchers reported in a recent issue of Geriatric Nursing. However, some experts recommend that practitioners focus on more global means of managing NHAP risk factors. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

AI luminary Ng launches AI Fund
Artificial intelligence (AI) luminary Andrew Ng, PhD, has launched the AI Fund...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WATCH: Hospital sets up 1st mobile emergency unit in US to address flu epidemic
A pregnant woman who lost her baby after she got the flu and then pneumonia remains hospitalized. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

UN health agency finds high levels of antibiotic resistance to world ’ s most common infections
Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting new surveillance data on Monday which reveals widespread resistance to some of the world ’ s most common infections, includingE. coli and pneumonia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency finds high levels of antibiotic resistance to world ’s most common infections
Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting new surveillance data on Monday which reveals widespread resistance to some of the world ’s most common infections, including E. coli and pneumonia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Primary Care Docs Unsure on Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidelines Primary Care Docs Unsure on Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidelines
A nationwide survey showed that primary care physicians enthusiastically support pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination guidelines but show important knowledge gaps; EHR prompts improve vaccination rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data show
BANGKOK 29 January 2018 – The World Health Organization’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (known as GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries.  The most commonly reported resistant bacteria were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, followed by Salmo...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 29, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mother dies three days after being diagnosed with flu
Karlie Slaven, 37, from Indiana, was diagnosed with flu on Friday after spending last week caring for her sick children, but by Sunday the condition had developed in pneumonia, which proved fatal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future
Ask any radiologist about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breath Training Before Surgery Halves Postoperative Pneumonia Risk Breath Training Before Surgery Halves Postoperative Pneumonia Risk
' These results are directly applicable to the tens of millions of patients listed for elective major abdominal surgery worldwide,'say authors of a new randomized, multicenter, controlled study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Recent Dog Flu Outbreaks Have Pet Owners Worried. Here ’s What to Know
The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact their veterinarians if their pets display symptoms of the virus. California is one of several states that has reported outbreaks of dog flu, also known as canine influenza, over the past several months. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, which monitors reports of dog flu around the country, confirmed that six dogs have tested positive for the canine influenza H3N2 virus in California in the last 45 days. Although there is also an H3N2 strain of human seasonal ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Can a dog get the flu Can dogs get the flu Can you give your dog the flu Dog flu 2018 Dog flu symptoms Dog flu symptoms and treatment dog flu vaccine healthytime public health Signs of dog flu Symptoms of dog flu the Source Type: news

Do YOU take the risks of contraceptives seriously? Birth control pill nearly killed a young woman after blood clots and pneumonia left her unable to breathe
(Natural News) Women of all ages use contraceptives daily, but a recent report from the Daily Mail has revealed that a 19-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after using the pill for only six months. According to the report, a student named Eleanor Waring “developed pneumonia and potentially fatal blood clots [in] her lungs,” and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Here ’s How Widespread the Flu Is This Year
This year’s flu season has been unusually active and influenza is still spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity has increased throughout the United States as of the second week of January, the CDC said Friday. Ten influenza-related deaths in children were reported through the week ending on Jan. 13, bringing the total flu-related pediatric deaths to 30. More than 60,000 samples testing positive for influenza have been reported since monitoring for the virus began on Oct. 1, according to the CDC. The flu is widespread in every state in the country except for Hawaii, h...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized flu flu season healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

'Mouseketeer' Doreen Tracey Dies from Pneumonia
by Brandon Gobel, AARP, January 18, 2018|Comments: 0. Annette Funicello and Doreen Tracey original Mouseketeers photo. Everett Collection. Mouseketeers Annette Funicello, left, and Doreen Tracey were part of "The Mickey Mouse Club" for its entire original run, from 1955 to 1959. “Cute-as-a-button” Mouseketeer ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WATCH: New CDC numbers show the flu is still spreading wildly
More than 8 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are from the flu and pneumonia. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

How a New Test Could Solve a Costly Problem
There's a costly problem affecting orthopedic patients and hospital systems, and a European molecular diagnostics company wants to be part of the solution.  Patients who have had a prosthetic joint replacement sometimes find themselves back in the hospital in excruciating pain that could either be caused by an invasive joint infection or a mechanical issue. The surgeon can puncture the joint to collect a fluid sample and have it sent to a lab for a culture test, but that takes up to two weeks to produce a result using the current standard of care technology, Curetis CEO Oliver Schacht told MD+DI.  "...
Source: MDDI - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Orthopedics Source Type: news

Dreaded 'Aussie flu' is 'similar' to the Spanish flu
Northamptonshire-based pharmacist Marvin Munzu warned that H3N2 can lead to fatal complications, such as pneumonia - exactly like the bug from 100 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia kills 30,000 people - you can protect yourself  
What many people may not realise is that there is a pneumonia vaccine that can help protect against the bacteria most commonly responsible for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona boy suddenly dies from flu but showed no symptoms
Jonah Smith, 17, died last month and it was confirmed he had the flu and pneumonia after his death. The teen from Arizona showed none of the typical signs of the flu leading up to his death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK research investment analysis shows HIV and TB are relatively well funded, but pneumonia is neglected
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Student suffers blood clot and pneumonia after taking Pill
Eleanor Waring, 19, from East Riding of Yorkshire, is now urging others to be aware of the potential side effects of the Pill. However, a charity has warned that the risk of blood clots when taking it is rare. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose
In PET imaging, the amount of radiotracer dose correlates with the level of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning analyzes PET for signs of dementia AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Flu Cases Spike In Mass., Across The Country
BOSTON (CBS) – Cases of the flu have increased across the country, resulting in a season that health officials are calling “moderately severe,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week. According to the CDC, regions experiencing high flu activity increased from 21 to 26 states this week. The number of states reporting widespread flu activity rose from 36 to 46. A GoFundMe page claimed the flu took the life of a 51-year-old Needham woman last week. The page stated that Jenny Ching was “diagnosed with flu, and that quickly led to pneumonia,” and “the infection spre...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Flu Louisa Moller Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

Antipsychotics and Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia Antipsychotics and Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia
Antipsychotic medications are widely used in the hospital setting for nonpsychiatric purposes such as delirium or dementia. Do they contribute to the risk of aspiration pneumonia?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Younger patients constitute half of hospital-acquired pneumonia cases, most of which originate outside of the ICU, study finds
(Elsevier) Hospital-acquired pneumonia has long been associated with the elderly and intensive care units (ICU). But according to a new multicenter nationwide study, nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) occurs across all units in all types and sizes of US hospitals, putting every patient--the young included--at higher risk for developing the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bad air quality along utah's wasatch front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year
(University of Utah Health) Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Farmer catches pneumonia from onion peel
The unnamed man, 62, believed to be from Japan, went to hospital after suffering from a dry cough, fatigue and shortness of breath for two weeks. He became unwell after using an air compressor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is pneumonia? Symptoms of bacterial infection that affected Kim Kardashian's son
PNEUMONIA is a swelling of the tissue in the lungs, and is usually caused by a bacterial infection. These are the symptoms to watch out for, after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ’s son, Saint, was diagnosed with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saint Kardashian West's pneumonia explained
Within minutes of Kim posting news about her two-year-old son, Google searches for 'pneumonia' had sky-rocketed. Here, we explain why pneumonia can be hard to spot in children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuracy of Lung Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This Systematic Review has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that bedside lung ultrasound may have moderate to high sensitivity and specificity for detection of pneumonia in adults (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Cultures in Children Hospitalized With CAP? Blood Cultures in Children Hospitalized With CAP?
Dr William Basco comments on a recent multicenter study looking at true rates of bacteremia in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can automatically detect large pneumothoraces...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from RSNA 2017 in Chicago Artificial intelligence shows promise for breast cancer metastases Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence? Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Failure on sepsis sees UK child mortality ranking shame
Delayed treatment for young British children with sepsis and pneumonia is driving one of the worst child mortality rates in Europe, figures suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mean Platelet Volume Rise in CAP Predicts Poor Prognosis A Mean Platelet Volume Rise in CAP Predicts Poor Prognosis
A new study examines the prognostic significance of mean platelet volume in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence?
Sometimes seeing is believing. An imaging artificial intelligence algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pneumonia in a teenager hiding a fire-eating stunt - Ghezzi M, Odoni M, Testagrossa O, Messina D, Ruocco JD, Lovati C, Kantar A.
Pneumonia in children due to hydrocarbon aspiration is usually the result of an uncommon accidental event. However, an acute and severe type of pneumonia induced by hydrocarbon aspiration is occasionally experienced by entertainers known as fire-eaters. Di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nurse-led team improving outcomes for pneumonia patients
A new nurse-led respiratory infections team has reduced both hospital stays for patients with pneumonia and unnecessary antibiotic use, according to latest data. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Action Needed to Avoid the End of Modern Medicine
This study influenced the development of the WHO’s new  guidelines, which are aimed at influencing policy makers in the agriculture and health sectors.   According to a WHO press release, the guidelines include:An overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.Complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention without diagnosis.Healthy animals should only receive antibiotics to prevent disease if it has been diagnosed in other animals in the same flock or herd or fish population.Antibiotics used in animals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news