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

Lung Therapeutics releases details about $36M funding
Lung Therapeutics is developing two primary drugs: LTI-01 to treat loculated pleural effusion, a serious complication of pneumonia, and LTI-03 to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Too many Antibiotics and Chest X-rays for Children with Pneumonia?
Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The researchers found that while most cases of community-acquired pneumonia in young children are caused by viruses, for which antibiotics provide no benefit, antibiotics were prescribed in nearly 74% of outpatient visits. Chest x-rays were obtained in 43% of visits, despite guidelines against routine use for young children with pneumonia i...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

FDA expands Merck antibiotic indication to pneumonia treatment
The previously FDA-approved drug, Zerbaxa, is now indicated for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
TUESDAY, June 4, 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 - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many kids with pneumonia get unnecessary antibiotics, chest X-rays
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, M.D., MSCE, from Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA approves new treatment for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia
FDA today approved a new indication for the previously FDA-approved drug, Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients 18 years and older. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Dual Antibiotic Zerbaxa Gets FDA Nod for Bacterial Pneumonia Dual Antibiotic Zerbaxa Gets FDA Nod for Bacterial Pneumonia
Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for hospital- and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia was initially approved for complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) 3g Dose for the Treatment of Adults with Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia (HABP/VABP)
Monday, June 3, 2019 -- KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Merck’s supplemental New Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Merck wins U.S. FDA approval for expanded use of antibiotic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-new-treatment-hospital-acquired-and-ventilator-associated-bacterial-pneumonia on Monday it approved expanded use of Merck& Co Inc's antibiotic to treat hospital-acquired pneumonia in patients 18 years and older. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother had to hear her family say their final goodbyes while battling sepsis
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Racheal Acuff, of Missouri, had unknowingly been suffering with pneumonia which led to sepsis. She fought for her life for nine weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploitation and Acculturation
Minik, New York 1897.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) There are several means to make profitable use of other human beings, an endeavour that tends to turn others into tools by depriving them of their roots and self-respect. This happened in concentration – and work camps, where individuals were reduced to mere numbers. Another form of objectification of fellow human beings has been to gain money by exhibiting them to paying audiences. The fate of Ota Benga is an example of this. He was a Mbuti man who in 1904, together with other “primitive people”, was exhibited at the Lousiana Purchase...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between asthma and pneumonia?
Asthma and pneumonia are respiratory conditions. They have different causes but similar symptoms. Learn about the connection between asthma and pneumonia, and what distinguishes them, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Discrimination Between Bacterial or Viral CAP in Children Discrimination Between Bacterial or Viral CAP in Children
Combining symptoms and blood inflammatory biomarkers may help distinguish bacterial from viral pneumonia and in turn, reduce the use of unnecessary antibiotic therapy.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Improper Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions Criticized Improper Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions Criticized
Popularity of the stomach- and intestine-protecting drugs has skyrocketed, but related adverse events, like osteoporotic fractures, C difficile infection, and pneumonia, are problematic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

DDT COA #000018: 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 #000018 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Heart attacks: Having a cold or flu could put you at risk of having a heart attack
PEOPLE who have had a flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after an infection. Who is at risk and how can this be prevented? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news

After FDA rebuff, Nabriva turns its attention to Europe
A week after its new drug application for one antibiotic was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration, Nabriva Therapeutics has filed an application seeking approval for a second experimental antibiotic in Europe. Nabriva (NASDAQ: NBRV) is seeking approval from the European Medicines Agency for both the intravenous and oral formulations of Lefamulin as a treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in adults. If the application is approved, Nabriva — which is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mozambique: Breastfeeding Is Critical for Child Survival Following Cyclones in Mozambique
[WHO] Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating CAP: Which Oral Drug After Discharge? Treating CAP: Which Oral Drug After Discharge?
What antibiotic would you prescribe when de-escalating therapy for community-acquired pneumonia?Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

What’s lurking in the ball pit? The FIVE deadly bacterial infections to watch out for
BACTERIAL infections could lead to a number of deadly conditions, including pneumonia and meningitis. You and your children could be at risk of these infections by simply playing in ball pits, it ’s been revealed. These are the medical conditions to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer nudges guidance higher amid strong drug sales
Drugmaker reports strong sales of blood thinner, breast cancer and pneumonia medications (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Holidaying mother is fighting for her life with pneumonia in a Tenerife hospital
Elaine Ruddick, from Milton Keynes, is in intensive care in a hospital in Santa Cruz on the holiday island battling pneumonia after she became ill while away with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ball pits are so dirty it's dangerous: Scientists find thousands of bacteria on a plastic ball
Researchers at the University of North Georgia found 31 different types of bacteria and a yeast that can cause pneumonia, skin, heart, and blood infections and more in ball pits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With and Without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Pulmonary Sepsis
To date, studies have provided conflicting results regarding the impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) on sepsis-related outcomes. Our objective is to understand the impact of type 2 DM in bacterial pneumonia and sepsis-related intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes. Our findings demonstrated that type 2 DM does not increase the overall mortality. Our findings of increased mortality in both type 2 DM patients with lower admission glucose, and non-DM patients with higher mean glucose during the hospital stay needs to be further evaluated. Future studies in regards to this could lead to personalized glucose treatment goals for...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Measles Cases Reach Highest Level in 25 Years. Vaccine Misinformation May Be to Blame
(NEW YORK) — U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year’s nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since 1994. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its national measles count on Mondays. CDC officials said they are reviewing the latest reports. Roughly three-quarters of this year’s illnesses...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/20/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/20/19 Vaccinations often are thought of as a childhood recommendation, but there are important?vaccinations for adults, too. Between 50,000 and 100,000 Americans die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, such as flu and pneumonia, according to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC).?On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast,?Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery
Might early elective tracheostomy reduce the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium in patients undergoing head and neck surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Global Health: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners
A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and ESTHER RUTH MBABAZI Tags: Tests (Medical) Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Africa Pneumonia Uganda Third World and Developing Countries Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation United States Agency for International Development Canada your-feed-photojournalism Source Type: news

IPAF: Heterogeneity Hurts Clinical Utility IPAF: Heterogeneity Hurts Clinical Utility
A pro-con debate surrounds the definition of interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- Antiepileptic drug (AED) use may increase the risk for pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Heidi Taipale, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes asthma complications?
Asthma is a disease of the lungs that can lead to medical and lifestyle complications, including sleep problems, pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out what can cause these complications and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
A molecular classifier based on RNA-sequencing data from transbronchial lung biopsies can recognize an expression signature associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), the defining pathology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Choose ‘green’ inhalers, where possible, NICE urges people with asthma
New patient decision aid aims to help patients do their bit for the environment Related items fromOnMedica Total number of UK asthma attacks could top 10 million, says charity Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Medicines linked to risk of community-acquired pneumonia Three quarters of adult COPD cases may originate in childhood High TV viewing linked to increased asthma risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

He Married His Kidney Donor. But Now, He Needs Another Kidney
Kyle Froelich’s first search for a donor kidney ended in a fairy tale romance. In 2010, Chelsea Clair decided to give her kidney to Froelich—a man she’d never met—after hearing through a mutual friend that both of his were failing. The pair began seeing each other every day as Clair went through the donor testing process and eventually started dating after the transplant was complete. Kyle’s health returned, and they got married three years later, making headlines across the country. Now, however, the Indiana couple is back in the news for a less celebratory reason: the kidney Chelsea donated ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Are the uninsured and medicaid patients more likely to be transferred to another hospital?
This study analyzed 215,000 emergency department (ED) visits to 160 US hospitals to see if patients with the common conditions of pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma were more likely to be discharged from the ED or transferred to another hospital after being stabilized based on their insurance status. Researchers report differences based on insurance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother reveals her 11-month-old girl's strange 'grunting' cough was deadly pneumonia and SEPSIS
Louise Wood, of Merseyside, panicked when her baby, Clara, was rushed to hospital after she sought advice with NHS 111. She battled the deadly condition for a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic use practice and predictors of hospital outcome among patients with systemic bacterial infection: Identifying targets for antibiotic and health care resource stewardship.
Malpractice and excess use of antimicrobials have been associated with multiple costs, including the development of resistant bacteria, which has become a threat to the human health. The aim of this study, therefore, was to assess the antibiotic use practice and to identify predictors of hospital outcome to uncover targets for stewardship. Generally, this observation entails an appropriate infection management and antimicrobial use policy. Any future policy should better start by addressing cases like pneumonia, and sepsis and drugs like cephalosporins. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Partnership Forms to Develop Breakthrough Neuromodulation Device
WeHealth, an e-health department of Servier Group, said it is in a partnership with Pathmaker Neurosystems, a pioneering clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company. The two companies revealed plans to develop and commercialize the first neuromodulation technology designed to treat muscle spasticity non-invasively. The new technology will be known as the MyoRegulator device. The new MyoRegulator PM-200 provides a non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from muscle spasticity, a common condition found in many patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and traumatic...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Diagnostic Approaches for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Diagnostic Approaches for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
This study examined both invasive and non-invasive methods for establishing a microbiological diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news