Navigation Links
Lancet pneumonia study offers new hope for reducing No. 1 cause of child death
Date:11/10/2011

d's chest draws in instead of expanding during inhalation). Instead, community health workers are to administer the first dose of antibiotic and then refer a child to a facility.

Around the world, many families never make it to a health facility. Until today's publication, no rigorous randomized study had shown whether community health workers could safely and effectively treat cases of severe pneumonia at home.

"Our study aimed to show that children can recover just as well from severe pneumonia when treated at home as when referred to a health facility. In fact, we found that frontline health workers treating children at home can be even more effective," said the study's principal investigator, Dr. Salim Sadruddin of Save the Children.

Dr. Elizabeth Mason, Director of WHO's Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, said: "The results of the Pakistan trial are very promising, and we will be looking closely at future studies. If we see similar results in other places, we can update the global guidance to make treatment much more accessible for families, help governments make the most of limited resources, and save more children's lives."

The study followed 3,211 children with severe pneumonia in the Haripur district of Pakistan. The control group was given an initial dose of oral antibiotic and referred to a health facility. Some families did not make the trip, while others failed to receive proper treatment even after they did. The experimental group of children was treated in the community with oral antibiotics for five days by Lady Health Workers who had received additional training.

Treatment failures occurred 50 percent less often in the experimental group. After five days, 18 percent of children referred to a facility were still ill, compared to 9 percent of those treated by Lady Health Workers.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the new Lancet
'/>"/>

Contact: Tanya Weinberg
tweinberg@savechildren.org
202-640-6647
Save the Children
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Global Health Defined as Public Health in a New Lancet Commentary by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
2. Prednisolone not benficial in most cases of community-acquired pneumonia
3. Hospital-Acquired Sepsis, Pneumonia a Growing Menace
4. Surgeons pilot prevention program reduces incidence of postoperative pneumonia
5. Pneumonia Shot Wont Help Lower Mens Heart Risks
6. First-ever World Health Assembly resolution to fight childhood pneumonia
7. Hands-on osteopathic treatment cuts hospital stays for pneumonia patients
8. Vaccine has cut child cases of bacterial pneumonia, says study
9. Prior Hospitalization With Pneumonia Often Tied to Later Misdiagnosis
10. H1N1 Flu Linked to Surge in Pneumonia Complication
11. Efforts to combat pneumonia among 15 high-burdened countries fall short of recommended targets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/4/2015)... ... July 04, 2015 , ... Chronic Neck Pain. Neck pain is ... located in the neck. Another 19% suffer from head, migraine, or facial pain, in ... that 45% of American workers must deal with neck pain. Strategies for ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... On June ... a new SEO training system called "Page One Engine" . The program, ... has received glowing reviews from several well-known marketers. HonestyFirstReviews.com's Tiffany Hendricks has joined ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... B. E. ... been retained to lead a national chief nursing officer recruitment for ... firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... First ... United States, named Mariah N. Manzanares, MD as the new Medical Director of its ... facility medical director of our Frisco facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. ... The opening is the first sweetFrog store located in Mississippi. The premium frozen yogurt ... in 2014. , The store, located at 104 Railroad Avenue, New Albany, MS 38652, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Advancement in Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain 2Health News:New Advancement in Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain 3Health News:Page One Engine - Review Of Dori Friend's SEO Training Course Released 2Health News:Jane Phillips Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Nursing Officer 2Health News:Jane Phillips Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Nursing Officer 3Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 3Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2
... News) -- Over the last decade, the number of ... a smaller slice of the 10-year hospitalization rate than ... finding stems from the largest effort launched in the ... patterns. In the latest year, Medicare hospitalizations totaled about ...
... University of Houston (UH) students, two from the ... College of Social Work (GCSW), will lead health-related ... 2011-2012 under the Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellows Program. ... program sites throughout the U.S., the newly selected ...
... Calif. Evolutionary geneticist John H. Werren will give ... Riverside on Monday, May 16. His lecture, titled "Using ... speciation," will take place at 4 p.m. in the Genomics Auditorium, ... 5 p.m. in the Department of Entomology lobby. Both ...
... (HealthDay News) -- ,Bedbugs carrying two types of drug-resistant ... discovery in light of the resurgence of bedbugs in ... years. The researchers tested five bedbugs collected from ... Columbia known as Downtown Eastside, which has high rates ...
... News) -- The flakes of human skin in household dust ... Humans shed their entire outer layer of skin every ... study, published in the May issue of the journal ... oils such as cholesterol and squalene, are a major contributor ...
... exercise all have received their fair share of blame for ... to a University of Illinois researcher, public health enemy No. ... one staple of modern life most Americans can,t seem to ... Jacobson, a professor of computer science and the director of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble 2Health News:3 University of Houston students chosen as Albert Schweitzer Fellows 2Health News:Evolutionary geneticist to give talk at UC Riverside on how biological species evolve and adapt 2Health News:Bedbugs May Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria 2Health News:Shed Skin in Dust May Reduce Indoor Air Pollution 2Health News:Study: Surge in obesity correlates with increased automobile usage 2Health News:Study: Surge in obesity correlates with increased automobile usage 3Health News:Study: Surge in obesity correlates with increased automobile usage 4
(Date:7/2/2015)...   EVO Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa ... aesthetics in Lakeway, Texas and ... Astanza Duality laser. The medical spa is focused on ... and laser procedures. Their addition of the Astanza Duality ... to their tattoo regret. "The large number ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... DURHAM, N.C. , July 2, 2015 ... of assets related to the ion channel biology platform ... previously been obtained as part of Pfizer,s 2011 acquisition ... Pfizer,s rights to the "Icagen" name and trademark.  XRPro ... comprehensive services for ion channel and transporter drug discovery, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , 2 de julio de 2015 ... ADN de alto rendimiento en ... American College of Pathologists (CAP). La instalación de BGI en ... laboratorio de secuenciación de próxima generación que recibe la ... el más alto estándar en prácticas de laboratorio clínico. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EVO Offers Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal With Astanza Duality In Lakeway, TX 2Icagen Re-launched through XRpro Sciences Acquisition of Pfizer Team and Technology for Ion Channel and Transporter Drug R&D 2Icagen Re-launched through XRpro Sciences Acquisition of Pfizer Team and Technology for Ion Channel and Transporter Drug R&D 3Icagen Re-launched through XRpro Sciences Acquisition of Pfizer Team and Technology for Ion Channel and Transporter Drug R&D 4BGI recibe la acreditación del College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2
Multi-constituent Calibration Plasma for Functional Assays of Coagulation Parameters on STA© Analyzers....
Multi-constituent normal and abnormal plasma controls for routine and specialty assays performed on the STA© family of hemostasis analyzers....
... Normal and Abnormal Control ... of vWF, D-dimer and ... STA© Analyzers. For use ... (#0518),STA© LIATEST© D-DI (#0515) ...
ApolipoproteinA-1 & B Calibrator...
Medicine Products: