New Dual Antimicrobial Effective for Nosocomial Pneumonia New Dual Antimicrobial Effective for Nosocomial Pneumonia
The combined antibacterial ceftolozane-tazobactam, sold as Zerbaxa by Merck, is a safe and effective option for nosocomial pneumonia, according to results of the noninferiority trial that led to approval of the drug for this indication in the U.S. in June.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

U.S. doctors rule out pneumonia due to inhaled oil as cause of vaping injuries
Doctors studying lung tissue from people with vaping-related injuries have ruled out one diagnosis as a probable explanation of how vaping harms the lungs, further deepening the mystery over the exact cause of hundreds of illnesses in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaping-associated lung injury may be caused by toxic chemical fumes
Researchers liken lung damage seen in US to injuries caused by breathing in noxious gas or fumes from a toxic chemical spill Related items fromOnMedica Vaping may damage alveolar macrophage COPD patients need better tailored care Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Texting can improve flu jab uptake Medicines linked to risk of community-acquired pneumonia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A New Study Provides a Clue About Why People Are Getting Sick and Dying From Vaping
For months, U.S. health officials have scrambled to determine why more than 800 people have developed lung illnesses and at least 12 people have died due to problems connected to vaping, but reached frustratingly few conclusions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week made its strongest statement yet, saying it believes products containing THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, play a role in the outbreak—but even still, no single substance, product or device has been uncovered as a cause of all cases. Independent analysis conducted by a group of Mayo Clinic researchers may bring in...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study public health Source Type: news

Ceftolozanetazobactam versus meropenem for treatment of nosocomial pneumonia (ASPECT-NP): a randomised, controlled, double-blind, phase 3, non-inferiority trial
RCT (n=726) found high-dose ceftolozane –tazobactam was non-inferior to meropenem in terms of both 28-day all-cause mortality (24.0 vs. 25.3% died, respectively) and clinical cure at test of cure (54% vs 53%, respectively) for gram-negative nosocomial pneumonia in this population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of E-Cigarette-Associated Acute Lipoid Pneumonia Outbreak of E-Cigarette-Associated Acute Lipoid Pneumonia
This outbreak of five patients hospitalized for hypoxemic respiratory failure highlights a potential association between use of marijuana oils or concentrates in e-cigarettes and lipoid pneumonia.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

DDT COA #000018: Pneumonia Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PNEUMO-PRO) for the measurement of CABP symptoms
Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) Qualification Submissions Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP) Division of Anti-Infective Products (DAIP) DDT COA Number DDT COA #000018 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

DDT COA #000071: Pneumonia Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PNEUMO-PRO) for the measurement of HABP symptoms
Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) Qualification Submissions Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP) Division of Anti-Infective Products (DAIP) DDT COA Number DDT COA #000071 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

E-cigarettes are supposed to be safer than smoking yet they are being blamed for deaths
Terry Miller, 57, from Gateshead swapped his smoking habit for e-cigarettes months before he died from lung disease lipoid pneumonia. Doctors said oil from vaping fluid was on his lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria Are Likely Hiding In Your Household Washing Machine
(CNN) — When multidrug-resistant pathogens kept reappearing on the skin of premature babies in a German hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, investigators were confused. Tests for contamination in the incubators, as well as among healthcare workers who came into contact with the preemies, were all coming up negative, according to a report on the case published Friday by the American Society for Microbiology. But tests showed the babies were continually being reinfected with Klebsiella oxytoca, a bacteria notorious for hospital-acquired infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, soft tissue infec...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

British backpacker is fighting for her life in Vietnam hospital with pneumonia
Mekala Osborne, 22, was taken to the Pacific Hospital in Hoi An four days ago after developing the minor symptoms of a cold. She is now fighting for her life in ICU after it turned into pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peninsula startup lands $30 million for vaccine targeting deadly infant infection
A South San Francisco company landed a $30 million investment to take an experimental vaccine into clinical trials against a deadly virus in infants and the elderly. Meissa Vaccines Inc., launched five years ago by a former Emory University researcher Marty Moore and ex-MedImmune scientist Roderick Tang, landed the cash in a Series A financing by Morningside Ventures to develop a longer-lasting, universal vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus. RSV is be st known for causing pneumonia and inflaming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peninsula startup lands $30 million for vaccine targeting deadly infant infection
A South San Francisco company landed a $30 million investment to take an experimental vaccine into clinical trials against a deadly virus in infants and the elderly. Meissa Vaccines Inc., launched five years ago by a former Emory University researcher Marty Moore and ex-MedImmune scientist Roderick Tang, landed the cash in a Series A financing by Morningside Ventures to develop a longer-lasting, universal vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus. RSV is be st known for causing pneumonia and inflaming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Oprah Suffered A Vaccine-Preventable Illness. Now She's Promoting Vaccines
Oprah Winfrey's recent bout with pneumonia raises awareness about pneumonia shots and flu shots. Has she changed her tune when it comes to vaccines? Will others follow? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Oprah Reveals She Was ‘Very Sick’, What You Need To Know About Pneumonia
On Monday ’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah said that she had just recovered from a bad case of pneumonia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

' He May Need a Ventilator': One Teen's Fight Against Vaping-Linked Lung Illness
MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 -- Eddie Sullivan, 17, woke up on a Tuesday and found that his chest hurt every time he took a breath. He'd spent that July weekend nauseous with a fever, and the day before doctors had diagnosed him with pneumonia, remembers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Bronchitis
-- Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tube lining, says Mayo Clinic. People who have bronchitis often cough up thick, discolored mucus. Though complications are rare, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia in some people. To help prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Pulmonary Embolism Risk Factors?
Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 23, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Early identification of severe community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective observational study
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of sepsis worldwide. Prompt identification of those at high risk of adverse outcomes improves survival by enabling early escalation of care. There are multiple severity assessment tools recommended for risk stratification; however, there is no consensus as to which tool should be used for those with CAP. We sought to assess whether pneumonia-specific, generic sepsis or early warning scores were most accurate at predicting adverse outcomes. All four scoring systems can stratify according to increasing risk in CAP; however, when a confident diagnosis of pneumonia can be m...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management: Clinical guideline [CG191]
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults. It aims to improve accurate assessment and diagnosis of pneumonia to help guide antibiotic prescribing and ensure that people receive the right treatment. It was updated in September 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG139]
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of hospital ‑acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator‑associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in September 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG138]
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in September 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RSNA debuts intracranial hemorrhage AI challenge
The RSNA has officially launched its Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA to launch new global learning program RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry RSNA 2019 to expand AI coverage RSNA commits to AI with 2 new spotlight courses Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Outbreak of electronic-cigarette-associated acute lipoid pneumonia - North Carolina, July-August 2019 - Davidson K, Brancato A, Heetderks P, Mansour W, Matheis E, Nario M, Rajagopalan S, Underhill B, Wininger J, Fox D.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals that users inhale, a behavior commonly referred to as "vaping." E-cigarettes can also be used to deliver marijuana a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rare form of pneumonia is among the mysterious lung illnesses that have sickened 450 across the US
A new CDC report has revealed acute lipoid pneumonia to be among the mysterious lung-related illnesses spreading across the US, affecting at least five patients in North Carolina. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of Electronic-Cigarette-Associated Acute Lipoid Pneumonia - North Carolina, July-August 2019
During July and August 2019, five patients were identified at two hospitals in North Carolina with acute lung injury potentially associated with e-cigarette use. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 12, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Health Alert Network (HAN) Lung Disease Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pneumonia Respiratory Illness Vaping Source Type: news

Outbreak of electronic-cigarette-associated acute lipoid pneumonia -- North Carolina, July-August 2019 - Davidson K, Brancato A, Heetderks P, Mansour W, Matheis E, Nario M, Rajagopalan S, Underhill B, Wininger J, Fox D.
During July and August 2019, five patients were identified at two hospitals in North Carolina with acute lung injury potentially associated with e-cigarette use. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pennsylvania teen, 19, is the latest to be left in a medically-induced coma from vaping
Kevin Boclair, 19, of Broomall, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with double pneumonia and was placed in a medically-induced coma at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF urge redirection of pneumonia vax funds to new players
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The Mysterious Vaping Illness That ’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’
A surge of severe lung ailments has baffled doctors and public health experts. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 31, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan and Matt Richtel Tags: E-Cigarettes Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Smoking and Tobacco Respiratory System Lungs Pneumonia Youth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-healthcare Drug Abuse and Traffic Nicotine Consumer Protection M Source Type: news

Vaping may cost college athlete, 20, his lung, family says
Walker McKnight, 20, from Orlando, Florida, was hospitalized in March with 'severe pneumonia' and deadly adenovirus. He is now back in the hospital after struggling to breathe on his own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah teen says vaping landed her in medically-induced coma after she contracted rare lung disease
Maddie Nelson, 18, from Nephi, Utah, was diagnosed earlier this month with acute eosinophilic pneumonia, a rare lung disease, that her doctors say was likely caused by vaping. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milwaukee health officials urge residents to stop smoking e-cigarettes
Amid a nationwide spike in severe lung illnesses, Milwaukee's health department issued an alert telling people to stop using e-cigarettes immediately. There are 16 confirmed cases of chemical pneumonia in Wisconsin, and health officials say all of the patients reported using e-cigarettes or vaping marijuana. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control says it's looking into nearly 200 possible cases, reported in 22 states, of severe lung disease that may be tied to e-cigarette use. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon fires causing breathing problems in kids
Respiratory problems like pneumonia, coughing and secretion are particularly prevalent among children and the elderly (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping suspected in Utah father's severe lung infection that left him in a COMA
Sean Bills, 31, from West Valley City, Utah, went to the hospital last week with breathing issues and was diagnosed with lipid pneumonia, a rare condition in which fat particles inflame the lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Antibiotic Approved for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Title: New Antibiotic Approved for Community-Acquired Bacterial PneumoniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves King of Prussia company's pneumonia drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Nabriva Therapeutics' drug application for its antibiotic Xenleta. Xenleta treats community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP), a leading cause of infection-related deaths in the United States. Nabriva's stock was up 20% at $2.67 per share in after-hours trading Monday. According to the company, about 5 million cases of pneumonia are reported in the United Sta tes each year, and pneumonia is the fifth-leading cause of hospitalizations. Nabriva said Xenleta… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA OKs First-in-Class Antibiotic Lefamulin (Xenleta) for CABP FDA OKs First-in-Class Antibiotic Lefamulin (Xenleta) for CABP
The new semisynthetic pleuromutilin antibiotic will be available for oral and IV administration with a short 5- to 7-day course of therapy for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xenleta (lefamulin) to Treat Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP)
DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, announced today... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA approves new antibiotic to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia
The FDA approved Xenleta (lefamulin) to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Nabriva prices two pneumonia antibiotic versions at over $200 per day
Nabriva Therapeutics Plc on Monday priced an oral and injectable version of its antibiotic Xenleta, which treats community-acquired pneumonia, at more than $200 per day after it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Antibiotic Xenleta Approved for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Xenleta (lefamulin) has been approved to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. Dosing of Xenleta is either an oral administration of 600 mg every 12... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rezafungin PK/PD in a mouse model of Pneumocystis pneumonia
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Lowering your blood pressure could stop your heart, if you use common medications
(Natural News) If you’re scared of having a heart attack, you’re not alone. With statistics showing that cardiac arrest kills more people across the world each year than car accidents, breast cancer, firearms, influenza, HIV, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, pneumonia and prostate cancer combined, it’s a legitimate worry. Many people who have even slightly high... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about chest infections
There are several types of chest infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Stronger Policies Needed to Protect the Public From Legionnaires Disease
The U.S. needs stronger policies and guidance to combat Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling air contaminated with Legionella bacteria from water systems, says a new report from the National Academies. Currently there is an absence of regulations that can broadly control the presence of Legionella in water systems. The report calls for a range of actions to combat the growth of the bacteria, such as ensuring that hot water temperatures in buildings are high enough, requiring a minimum level of disinfectant in public water systems, and providing homeowners with more guidance on how to prevent ...
Source: News from the National Academies - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stronger Policies Needed to Protect the Public From Legionnaires ’ Disease
The U.S. needs stronger policies and guidance to combat Legionnaires ’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling air contaminated with Legionella bacteria from water systems, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

What is Legionnaires' disease and how many people does it affect?
Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which is found in fresh water, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RSV vaccine data could boost Novavax as it searches for pathway to market
A new analysis of the company ’s phase 3 study for ResVax shows the candidate effectively diminished pneumonia cases in infants tied to RSV, a respiratory illness in newborns. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news