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TELITHROMYCIN - the proven effective new drug for cap

Community acquired pneumonia other wise known as CAP has been a therapeutic cha...cal bacteraemia associated with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). This is a breakthrough in the field of anti microbials as pneumococcal resistance is on the r...

Surgery made simple

...This will result in conditions like septicimia and pneumonia say the Scientists.Such anomalies can cause contamination of the lungs by contents of the food pipe and may prove fatal. The Tracheostomy kit minimizes the risk as it has a dilation scale which allows physicians to know accurately how big a ho...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

...ast 40 percent of their bodies. None suffered from pneumonia or needed much mechanical help to breathe. Dr. David Herndon, who led the study, said more research is needed to show how much the preserved body mass strengthens patients and boosts recovery. But he believes the drug could safely slow hypermetabo...

Infection linked with heart attack

...ilus influenzae , pneumoniae - which cause flu and pneumonia - plus the stomach bug Helicobacter pylori . The more infections a person had been exposed to, the greater the extent of artery thickening in the heart, neck and legs. On follow up over the next three years or so, there was a link between the numbe...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

...ic toxin can cause a severe, highly lethal type of pneumonia in otherwise healthy children and young adults.// ...tion with these toxin-carrying bugs to 30 cases of pneumonia marked by widespread tissue destruction in the respiratory tract. According to new study's authors...

A simple way to do surgery

...This will result in conditions like septicimia and pneumonia say the Scientists.Such anomalies can cause contamination of the lungs by contents of the food pipe and may prove fatal. The Tracheostomy kit minimizes the risk as it has a dilation scale which allows physicians to know accurately how big a ho...

Smoking habit affects your baby's health

...tions and more severe problems like bronchitis and pneumonia all of which can put your baby back into the hospital. If anything provides motivation to stop smoking, it seems being pregnant would....

Probable cases of SARS- A Countrywise breakdown

The number of cases of a new form of deadly pneumonia is on the rise especially in China, Hong Kong and Canada, The SARS virus was first detected in South China Asia and is now spreading across the world. As per reports from the World Health Organization the follwing cases of SARS that have led to fatal...

WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List

...s back to April 19. The 96-year-old man developed pneumonia after surgery in an orthopedic ward at North York General Hospital. He turned out to have undiagnosed SARS and infected health care workers, other patients and visitors on the ward, officials said. A patient transferred from the orthopedic ward to St...

Return of SARS possible this fall

...RS. While flu vaccines won't affect SARS, flu and pneumonia symptoms are similar to those of SARS. Immunizing people against flu would reduce the number of cases of that illness, as well as those of pneumonia, and make it easier for doctors to decide whether a patient suffers from flu or SARS, the World Healt...

A new Vaccine for Pneumonia

... a new type of vaccine can reduce the incidence of pneumonia in children with and without human immunodeficienc...se of death in children under age 5. Additionally, pneumonia is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Doctors from around the world are in search of ne...

Is Drinking Extra Fluids Safe When You’re Sick

...ons. However, one study shows children with severe pneumonia have a 45-percent chance of developing hyponatremia. Hyponatremia is a low concentration of sodium in the blood. The condition occurs when sweat and salt is replaced by ingested water. Researchers say other studies show patients with respiratory infe...

Latest Findings On The Deadly Disease - SARS

...ve made is that the virus doesn’t always cause the pneumonia doctors believe is typical of the disease. They sa...the healthy people and one of the patients without pneumonia were found to have antibodies to the virus, leading the researchers to conclude SARS may cause asymp...

The After Effects Of Pneumonia

A new study shows surviving pneumonia may mean just a short-term lease on a healthy life...rs examined the survival of 386 community-acquired pneumonia patients who were hospitalized . After discharge, 125 patients died. Thus researchers conclude say...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

...who has anthrax from someone who just has the flu, pneumonia or another respiratory-related illness is the ques... blamed on bioterrorism -- with about 375 cases of pneumonia or influenza-like illnesses, looking for differences that might help doctors quickly identify someon...

Acid Suppressive Drugs Found To Increase The Risk for Pneumonia

... (GERD) may be at an increased risk of developing pneumonia .// The use of acid-suppressive drugs for the st...hanism for ingested pathogens. Researchers studied pneumonia rates of more than 364,000 patients who did and did not use acid-suppressing medication. The present...

Common Infections Found To Raise An Individuals Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke

... influenza vaccine, and some had also received the pneumonia vaccine and tetanus shots or had an upper respiratory or urinary tract infection shortly before the heart attack or stroke. Results showed significantly greater risks of having a heart attack or stroke within the first few days of being diagnosed wi...

9-PCV vaccine found to be helpful in invasive Pneumonococcal infection

...e Vaccine (9-PCV) against radiologically confirmed pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disesase in children imm... higher reduction in the incidence of radiological pneumonia than California and South African studies. The 9-PCV vaccines are used to help the fourth UN Millenn...

Handwashing prevents diarrhea and acute lower respiratory infections

... handwashing practice had a 50% lower incidence of pneumonia as compared to the control group. Similarly children below 15 years in households with plain soap had a 53% lower incidence of diarrhoea and a 34% lower incidence of impetigo when compared with contrrols. But no difference was seen among the groups ...

Metapneumovirus - a common cause of adults' colds, kids' illness

...rsity looked at elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The metapneumovirus was found in 2 percent, which was the same as influenza A. ? A team from Hadassah University in Jerusalem looked for signs of metapneumovirus infection in children. They found that one-th...

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