Missing Dentures Found Stuck in Man ’s Throat 8 Days After Surgery
Here’s why it’s best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is reporting the case of a 72-year-old British man whose partial dentures apparently got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren’t discovered for eight days. The man went to the emergency room because he was having a hard time swallowing and was coughing up blood. Doctors ordered a chest X-ray, diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home with antibiotics and steroids. It took another hospital visit before another X-ray revealed the problem: His dentures — a metal roof plate and three fal...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Pediatrician intervention may help parents quit smoking, study says
Parents who smoke put their children and others around them at risk for bronchitis, pneumonia and a variety of other ailments. A smoking cessation program has shown some success in helping them quit, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dealing With a Chronic Cough
-- A chronic cough is defined as one that lasts more than eight weeks, says Cleveland Clinic. The clinic mentions a few treatment options: For pneumonia or bronchitis, antibiotics such as Azithrocin and Ceftin may be prescribed. For post-nasal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Pneumonia Outcomes Tied to Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics is associated with increased mortality and other poor outcomes in adults admitted for community-onset pneumonia, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the European... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European CHMP issues positive opinion recommending approval of license extension for Zerbaxa (ceftolozane / tazobactam)
CHMP has recommended approval of ceftolozane / tazobactam for hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilator ‑associated pneumonia (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practical Tips for Diagnosing and Treating Bacterial Pneumonia in the Nursing Home
A clinical diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia in nursing home residents most often can be treated with a single oral course of antibiotic therapy targeted toward community-acquired pneumonia pathogens, Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, said at the AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s annual conference. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Strategize Their Plan On Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) to End Preventable Child Death
[WHO] Globally, 5.4 million children under the age of 5 died in 2017. Nearly half of these deaths (2.71 million) occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria remain the main causes of death among children 2-59 months of age. Since 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have recommended the integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) as a key strategy to deliver life-saving interventions for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea to populations with poor access to health services. iCCM i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Performance of the CURB-65 Score in Predicting Critical Care Interventions in Patients Admitted With Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Patients with CURB-65 score less than or equal to 2 were often admitted to the ICU and received critical care interventions. Given this finding and the relatively low sensitivity of CURB-65 for critical care intervention, clinicians should exercise caution when using CURB-65 to guide disposition. Future ED-based clinical prediction rules may benefit from calibration to proximal endpoints. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Downtown Atlanta hotel closes after SIX guests are diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease
The Sheraton Atlanta has closed for investigation after six guests who stayed there at the same time were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: More Breastfeeding Could Save the World $1 Billion Every Day
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -Breastfeeding can help prevent diarrhea and pneumonia, two major causes of infant death, and protect mothers against ovarian and breast cancer (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fighting HAIs with AI
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to be an ongoing threat to patients. “Despite the best care, patients get infections,” Brian Gross, business lead, genomics for infectious disease at Philips, told MD+DI. Because they are “technically avoidable, there’s pressure on hospitals to drive their numbers down.” Healthcare system professionals have struggled with two main problems when trying to identify and act on infection risks, Gross explained. “The problem is two-fold. First, because of current tools, all...
Source: MDDI - July 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Software Source Type: news

Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia traumatic brain injury: a meta-analysis - Li Y, Liu C, Xiao W, Song T, Wang S.
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most severe complications in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is considered a risk factor for poor outcomes. However, the incidence of VAP among patients with TBI reported in studies varies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics
Title: Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many AntibioticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics
Each year in the United States, pneumonia sends 1 million adults to the hospital. The new study examined the medical records of 6,500 pneumonia patients treated at 43 Michigan hospitals. Of those, 60% were interviewed by phone within a month after they left the hospital. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- Two-thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients may be prescribed antibiotics for too long, increasing their risk for potentially harmful side effects, researchers say. In 93.2% of cases, overprescription involved the number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Excess Antibiotic Treatment Duration and Adverse Events in Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia: A Multihospital Cohort Study
Retrospective analysis of data from 43 US hospitals suggest 67.8% of patients received excess antibiotic therapy which was not associated with lower rates of any adverse outcomes, including death, readmission, emergency department visit, or Clostridium difficile infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients Often Get Excess Antibiotics
Vast majority of excess treatment occurs with antibiotics prescribed at discharge (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients Often Get Excess Antibiotics
THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Patients hospitalized with pneumonia often receive excess antibiotic therapy, according to a study published online July 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Valerie M. Vaughn, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibiotics for Pneumonia: Short Course is More Effective Antibiotics for Pneumonia: Short Course is More Effective
Most patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia received longer duration antibiotic therapy than needed, increasing the risk of post-discharge adverse events, a large study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Pneumonia patients get too many antibiotics -- especially as they leave the hospital
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows two-thirds receive more antibiotics than they probably need. It's not the care that happens in the hospital that leads to over-treatment, the study finds. Rather, it's the prescriptions that patients receive as they head home from the hospital. In all, 93% of the overly long antibiotic prescriptions given to pneumonia patients were written at hospital discharge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Incidence of post-traumatic pneumonia in poly-traumatized patients: identifying the role of traumatic brain injury and chest trauma - Hofman M, Andruszkow H, Kobbe P, Poeze M, Hildebrand F.
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chest trauma are common injuries in severely injured patients. Both entities are well known to be associated with severe post-traumatic complications, including pneumonia, a common complication with a significant i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pfizer, Sanofi, to boost South African Biovac's vaccine output
South Africa's Biovac Institute will start local production of Sanofi's Hexaxim vaccine next year and Pfizer's anti-pneumonia Prevnar 13 vaccine in 2021, boosting supply of life-saving drugs in its main market, its CEO said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Publishes Important Research On Pneumonia Diagnostics in Lancet Journal
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the publication of a research paper on pneumonia diagnostics in the open access eClinical Medicine journal, owned by The Lancet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EU Panel Curbs Use of Bacterial Lysate for Respiratory Conditions EU Panel Curbs Use of Bacterial Lysate for Respiratory Conditions
The EMA committee recommends that bacterial lysate only be used for the prevention of recurrent respiratory infections, with the exception of pneumonia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Medicare Advantage patients have higher risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates than traditional Medicare patients for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia, according to a new study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use lung ultrasound to diagnose pediatric pneumonia
Lung ultrasound is a viable alternative to chest x-ray and CT for diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mycobacterium obuense Bacteremia in a Patient With Pneumonia Mycobacterium obuense Bacteremia in a Patient With Pneumonia
A case of bacteremia in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia shows the potential pathogenicity of M. obuense, a mycobacterium thought to be nonpathogenic.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Cluster of Legionnaires' infecting 3 patients and 1 staff member traced back to Illinois hospital
Two patients at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, a severe from of pneumonia, within the past two months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US vaccine panel downgrades pneumonia shot recommendation
A federal scientific panel on Wednesday downgraded its recommendation that retirement-age Americans get a top-selling vaccination against a bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DDT COA #000071: Pneumonia Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PNEUMO-PRO) specific to CABP and HABP
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 - June 26, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tan Mom reveals she was put in a medically-induced coma after developing pneumonia
Patricia Krentcil, 51, collapsed on a street in Brandon, Florida, earlier this month during a bout with pneumonia. During a procedure to remove fluid from her lungs, she went into cardiac arrest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Risks of dying from pneumonia
Pneumonia is a disease that can kill. Risk factors include age, with very young children and older adults at a higher risk than others. Existing medical conditions are another risk factor. However, people can also recovery from pneumonia. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'Unprofessional' Surgeons' Cases Have Worse Results
Patients whose surgeons had been reported for unprofessional behavior were at increased risk for complications such as wound infections, pneumonia, blood clots, kidney failure, stroke and heart attack. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circulating microRNAs as biomarkers for Sepsis secondary to pneumonia diagnosed via Sepsis 3.0.
This study aims to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of miRNAs in sepsis secondary to pneumonia. MiR-223-3p could be utilized to predict sepsis secondary to pneumonia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pure viral sepsis secondary to Community-Acquired Pneumonia in adults: risk and prognostic factors
We investigated the risk and prognostic factors of pure viral sepsis in adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), using the Sepsis-3 definition. Pure viral sepsis was found in 3% of all patients admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of CAP (138 out of 4,028), 19% of all CAP patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) (138 out of 722) and 61% of all patients with a diagnosis of viral CAP (138 out of 225). Our data indicate that males and patients aged ≥65 years are at increased risk of viral sepsis (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Often Get CAP Wrong: Case Challenges We Often Get CAP Wrong: Case Challenges
The diagnostic and treatment complexities of community-acquired pneumonia are far from straightforward.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

New Gene Tests for Germs Quickly Reveal Source of Infections
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause.Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of people each year when germs can't be identified fast enough to reveal the right treatment. Now genetic tests are helping to solve these cases.One finally was used to search Jetter's blood for bits of non-human genetic material from viruses, fungi and the like. It detected unusual bacteria that probably got into the Connecticut man's lungs when he choked and accidentally inhaled bits of a burger weeks earlier.With ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Gene Tests for Germs Quickly Reveal Source of Infections
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause.Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of people each year when germs can't be identified fast enough to reveal the right treatment. Now genetic tests are helping to solve these cases.One finally was used to search Jetter's blood for bits of non-human genetic material from viruses, fungi and the like. It detected unusual bacteria that probably got into the Connecticut man's lungs when he choked and accidentally inhaled bits of a burger weeks earlier.With ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) has been approved for a new indication to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and older, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
Chest radiography ordered in 43 percent, antibiotics prescribed in 73.9 percent of community - acquired pneumonia visits (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) often receive diagnostic testing and antibiotic therapy despite publication of guidelines against their routine use in 2011, according to a study published online May 20 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioids Put Alzheimer's Patients at Risk of Pneumonia: Study
Title: Opioids Put Alzheimer's Patients at Risk of Pneumonia: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - June 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Pneumonia mapped in largest genomic survey of any disease-causing bacterium
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria evolve in response to vaccination. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators carried out a global genomic survey of Streptococcus pneumoniae, discovering 621 strains across more than fifty countries. Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the study will help predict which strains will be important for new pneumococcal vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioids Put Alzheimer ’ s Patients at Risk of Pneumonia: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Opioids Put Alzheimer's Patients at Risk of Pneumonia: Study
FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- People with Alzheimer's disease who take opioid painkillers are more likely to develop pneumonia, Finnish researchers report. The overall odds are 30% higher, especially in the first two months of use, the researchers found.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smartphone App May Help Diagnose Child ’ s Cough
BOSTON (CBS) — When your child is coughing, it can be hard, even for a doctor, to distinguish between a cold or something more serious but researchers in Australia were able to reliably pinpoint the cause of a child’s cough using a smartphone app. Kids cough all the time, often from the common cold or seasonal allergies but sometimes it’s more serious like pneumonia. Kids may be misdiagnosed or treated unnecessarily with antibiotics or other medications because it’s often hard to tell what their coughing is about. Researchers were able to train speech recognition technology to recognize different co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente finds homes for 250 homeless as part of housing for health prescription
Victor N. never thought in a million years he'd be homeless. The 54-year-old, Bay Area native had gone to college, served in the military, and had a job working as a clinician in homeless services. Then, his life started to crumble. His job closed down; he was behind on his rent and got served an eviction notice. While living in his car parked near the highway overpass in Emeryville in the January cold, Victor suffered from a pulmonary embolism. Also staving off pneumonia, he was hospitalized.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente finds homes for 250 homeless as part of housing for health prescription
Victor N. never thought in a million years he'd be homeless. The 54-year-old, Bay Area native had gone to college, served in the military, and had a job working as a clinician in homeless services. Then, his life started to crumble. His job closed down; he was behind on his rent and got served an eviction notice. While living in his car parked near the highway overpass in Emeryville in the January cold, Victor suffered from a pulmonary embolism. Also staving off pneumonia, he was hospitalized.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Large placebo-controlled trial confirms safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
(American Gastroenterological Association) For patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat gastroesophageal disease (GERD) or other acid-related conditions, new research puts safety concerns to rest. In a large, multi-year, randomized trial studying the safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), researchers find no evidence to support claims that PPIs cause serious health issues such as pneumonia, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and dementia. This research is published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, as an article in press. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news