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 12, 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

Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD
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

Pfizer revenue misses as demand falls for older drugs, Prevnar
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's quarterly revenue missed Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, hurt by falling demand for its blockbuster pneumonia vaccine Prevnar as well as older drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer revenue misses on lower Prevnar, Enbrel sales
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc reported quarterly revenue on Tuesday that missed Wall Street estimates, driven by lower demand for its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Enbrel and pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer quarterly revenue slips 2 percent
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc reported a nearly 2 percent drop in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, driven by lower demand for its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Enbrel and pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prognostic Factors in Hospitalized CAP Prognostic Factors in Hospitalized CAP
Which factors may predict the prognosis of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Last Mile Connectivity to Bangladesh ’s Impoverished North
The Dharala River of Kurigram District. It is the poorest district of the country with 67.3 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/3.0By Mahfuzur RahmanDHAKA, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)Life for Bangladesh’s rural people, particularly in its remote north, is still miserable. Seasonal flooding, river erosion, and the low quality of rural infrastructure and lack of connectivity have made things harder for poor northerners. Though the country has been elevated to the lower middle-income country club due to its overall income rise, largely because of growing remittance inflows, poverty ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mahfuzur Rahman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Researchers developing new tool to distinguish between viral, bacterial infections
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to antibiotic resistance, one of the world's most pressing health threats. Scientists identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections 80 to 90 percent of the time. The finding is important because physicians don't have a good way to confirm bacterial infections like pneumonia and more-often-than-not default to an antibiotic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Angola: More Than 2000 Cows Vaccinated in Ganda
[ANGOP] Ganda -Over 2.000 heads of bovine cattle have been vaccinated since April in Ganda municipality, central Benguela province, against contagious bovine pneumonia, carbuncle hepatic and nodular hematite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: More Than 2000 Heads of Cattle Vaccinated in Ganda
[ANGOP] Ganda -Over 2.000 heads of cattle have been vaccinated since April in Ganda municipality, central Benguela province, against contagious bovine pneumonia, carbuncle hepatic and nodular hematite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Horizons in Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Older People New Horizons in Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Older People
Review current and future strategies to prevent and treat hospital acquired pneumonia, which remains an important cause of morbidity in older hospitalized patients.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

UC research examines lung cell turnover as risk factor & target for treatment of influenza pneumonia
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Most of the 500,000 annual deaths worldwide from influenza are due to influenza pneumonia. Understanding how the transition to pneumonia occurs could shed light on interventions that could reduce that number. Research from the University of Cincinnati takes a different approach to how flu spreads through the lungs by focusing on how resistant or susceptible cells lining the airway are to viral infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Heart Failure, MI Readmissions Down Without Higher Mortality Heart Failure, MI Readmissions Down Without Higher Mortality
Hospitals'increased attention to curbing readmissions have not led to the unintended consequence of increasing mortality after discharge for heart failure, acute MI, and pneumonia, a new report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reduction in hospital readmission rate not associated with increased risk of death following discharge
(The JAMA Network Journals) Although there has been the concern that the reduction in hospital readmission rates may possibly result in an increase in mortality rates after discharge, a new study published by JAMA finds that among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia, reductions in hospital 30-day readmission rates were associated with a reduction in 30-day mortality rates following discharge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MIT researchers fight drug-resistant bacteria with nanoparticles
Credit: Martin Cathrae Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are using nanoparticles to tackle drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study published in Advanced Materials. Gram-negative bacteria are particularly difficult to treat, since they are protected by two cell membranes. But the team of Cambridge-based researchers reported that antimicrobial peptides inside of a silicon nanoparticle effectively reduced the number of bacteria in mice infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa – a Gram-negative bacterium that can cause pneumonia. Get the full story at our sister site, Dr...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Bakaletz Lab biofilm work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The laboratory of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and vice president of basic sciences, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for sinusitis, pneumonia, exacerbations of cystic fibrosis and COPD, bronchitis and ear infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marshall School of Medicine team publishes longitudinal work on pneumonia
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) A Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine research team has published findings that show patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia, on average, live 10 years less when measured against life expectancy tables for the state of West Virginia as well as two other techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing
THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 -- For many families in poor countries, soap is a luxury that they do without, a new study finds. Hand-washing with soap can help prevent the spread of diseases, especially pneumonia and diarrhea. These ills caused about 1.6... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news