Pneumonia

New X-ray Imaging Technique Investigates Cells Hosting Chlamydiae Bacteria

Best known as the cause of a sexually transmitted infection, Chlamydiae are a diverse group of pathogens whose strains can also lead to pneumonia and blindness.
Related topics: Bacteria, Blindness, Ophthalmology

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Probiotic Flops For Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Prevention

(MedPage Today) -- For critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), administration of a probiotic failed to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a multinational randomized trial showed. In an analysis of more than 2,500...

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Redhill (rdhl) Down On Unsatisfactory Data From Covid-19 Study

Shares of RedHill Biopharma Ltd. RDHL were down 32.7% on Tuesday after the company announced preliminary top-line data from the phase II/III study evaluating its COVID-19 drug, opaganib, in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. The...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Lahey Hospital Denies Deathly Ill Woman’s Request For Life-saving Treatment Prescribed By...

BURLINGTON, MA – Burlington Doctors are playing politics with lives right now. Janet Aldrich is in the fight of her life against COVID and double pneumonia and Lahey is refusing her wishes to follow the protocol from America’s Frontline...
Related topics: Protests

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Current Guidelines May Lead To Antibiotic Overuse For Sars-cov-2 Pneumonia

FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Current guidelines for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia would result in overuse of antibiotics at the time of intubation, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the American...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Risk For Asthma At Age 4 Years Higher After Pneumonia In Infancy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 -- Children diagnosed with pneumonia in infancy have an increased risk for prevalent asthma at age 4 years, according to a study published online in the August issue of CHEST. Samuel Rhedin, Ph.D., from the Karolinska...
Related topics: Asthma, Medical Research

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High Virus Count In The Lungs Drives Covid-19 Deaths

A buildup of coronavirus in the lungs is likely behind the steep mortality rates seen in the pandemic, a new study finds. The results contrast with previous suspicions that simultaneous infections, such as bacterial pneumonia or overreaction of the...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Patrick Reed Released From Hospital, 'doing Well' In Bilateral Pneumonia Recovery

Patrick Reed is home and recovering after a bout with bilateral pneumonia landed him in the hospital. “I’m doing well,” Reed told Golfweek's

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Starving Pneumonia-causing Bacteria Of Its Favorite 'food' Holds Promise For New Antibiotics

Researchers have revealed how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) obtains the essential nutrient, manganese, from our bodies, which could lead to better therapies to target what is a life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant pathogen.
Related topics: Bacteria, Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Postop Pneumonia Risk Up With Pediatric Neurologic Comorbidity

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 -- Children with neurologic comorbidities undergoing surgery have an elevated risk for pneumonia within 30 days after surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Pediatrics. Christian Mpody, M.D., Ph.D.,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sister Hospitalised With Pneumonia Following Covid Complications

Ahead of the new Serie A season, Cristiano Ronaldo has been hit by the devastating news that his sister has been hospitalised. Katia Aveiro has contracted pneumonia as a result of complications with... Click Story Headline Above To...

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Hospitalized Right-wing Radio Host In ‘very Serious Condition’ Regrets Not Being ‘vehemently...

The family of right-wing radio host Phil Valentine reports he as been hospitalized from the novel coronavirus and is in "very serious condition," WKRN-TV reports. He is being treated for "Covid pneumonia" in the critical care unit of a Nashville...
Related topics: Vaccines

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Pandemic Of Antibiotic Resistance Is Killing Children In Bangladesh

Resistance to antibiotics is common and often deadly among children with pneumonia in Bangladesh, according to a new study coauthored by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with colleagues at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Antibiotic-resistant Pneumonia Is Killing Children In Bangladesh — Could It Spread?

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 -- Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is causing deadly pneumonia infections among large numbers of children in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh, a rising threat that could one day reach American shores, experts...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Bacteria

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‘wilting’ Whoopi Goldberg Struggling With ‘ill Health’ And Lung Problems?

Has Whoopi Goldberg ever been close to death? One tabloid reported over a year ago that The View co-host was “fighting to survive.” Gossip Cop is revisiting the story to see how the actress’s health is now. Dying Over Pneumonia? Back in...

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Low-dose Aspirin Cuts Heart Risks In Patients Battling Pneumonia

THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Aspirin has long been taken by heart patients to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, but a new study suggests that it can also guard against cardiovascular trouble in pneumonia patients. Such complications are...
Related topics: Aspirin, Stroke, Medical Research, Cardiology

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An Er In Kathmandu During The Pandemic: A Lesson On Motivation

It was 2:00 a.m. I had just finished shifting a severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia/ARDS patient to the intensive care unit (ICU) after he was intubated in the emergency room (ER). The ER was teeming with patients awaiting admission. For...

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Another Jak Inhibitor Shows Mortality Benefit In Covid-19

(MedPage Today) -- Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia who were treated with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) had a significantly lower incidence of death or respiratory failure than those treated with placebo, a randomized trial in Brazil found...
Related topics: Placebo

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Obesity Paradox Gets New Support

(MedPage Today) -- Against expectations, obese hospitalized patients were at no greater risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) than those of normal weight, researchers found. Secondary analysis of data from the NUTRIREA2 trial, a...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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'peyton Place' Actor Robert Hogan Dies At 87 After Pneumonia Complications

Actor Robert Hogan has sadly died at the age of 87. According to Variety, Robert‘s family has revealed that he died due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Maine on May 27. He had been living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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