The ability of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to passively cure an influenza virus pneumonia in the absence of endogenous T- and B-cell responses was investigated by treating C.B-17 mice, homozygous for the severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mutation, with individual monoclonal antiviral antibodies 1 day after pulmonary infection with influenza virus PR8 [A/PR/8/34 (H1N1)]. Less than 10% of untreated SCID mice survived the infection. By contrast, 100% of infected SCID mice that had been treated with a single intraperitoneal inoculation of at least 175 micrograms of a pool of virus-neutralizing (VN+) antihemagglutinin (anti-HA) MAbs survived, even if antibody treatment was delayed up to 7 days after infection. The use of individual MAbs showed that recovery could be achieved by VN+ anti-HA MAbs of the immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1), IgG2a, IgG2b, and IgG3 isotypes but not by VN+ anti-HA MAbs of the IgA and IgM isotypes, even if the latter were used in a chronic treatment protocol to compensate for ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Macrolide-based regimens in absence of bacterial co-infection in critically ill H1N1 patients with primary viral pneumonia. AU - Martín-Loeches, I.. AU - Bermejo-Martin, J. F.. AU - Vallés, J.. AU - Granada, R.. AU - Vidaur, L.. AU - Vergara-Serrano, J. C.. AU - Martín, M.. AU - Figueira, J. C.. AU - Sirvent, J. M.. AU - Blanquer, J.. AU - Suarez, D.. AU - Artigas, A.. AU - Torres, A.. AU - Diaz, E.. AU - Rodriguez, A.. PY - 2013/4/1. Y1 - 2013/4/1. N2 - Purpose: To determine whether macrolide-based treatment is associated with mortality in critically ill H1N1 patients with primary viral pneumonia. Methods: Secondary analysis of a prospective, observational, multicenter study conducted across 148 Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Spain. Results: Primary viral pneumonia was present in 733 ICU patients with pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection with severe respiratory failure. Macrolide-based treatment was administered to 190 (25.9 %) patients. Patients who received macrolides ...
Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the lungs. It can be in just one part of the lungs, or it can involve many parts. Symptoms of viral pneumonia include low-grade fever, coughing up mucus, tiredness, and muscle aches. A percentage of people who contract the deadly pandemic COVID-19 coronavirus develop severe lung symptoms that may include viral pneumonia.
Symptoms of viral pneumonia include a dry or hacking cough, shortness of breath following episodes of exertion, mild to high fever and chest discomfort upon coughing or taking deep breaths. Sufferers may also experience muscle aches, shaking chills and exhaustion. Headache and body sweats are also common symptoms.. Individuals with viral pneumonia who are over 65 years of age or those who experience additional symptoms such as confusion, lowered blood pressure or accelerated breathing should seek immediate medical attention. Sufferers with pre-existing conditions of the heart or kidneys may be required to stay in the hospital for the duration of their illness.. ...
Most often, viruses are the cause of pneumonia in children. However, viral pneumonias are frequently associated with secondary bacterial pneumonia. It is important, though difficult, to differentiate patients who only have viral pneumonia from those who have viral pneumonia with secondary bacterial pneumonia. This will help physicians to prescribe antibiotics to only those with bacterial pneumonia and avoid antibiotic use in those with pure viral pneumonia, thus help to limit health-care cost and to decrease emergence of antibiotic resistance. In adult studies, TREM-1 has been shown to be specifically expressed in bacterial infections.. We propose that measuring TREM-1 in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid will help to differentiate these groups. Our hypothesis is that concentration of TREM-1 will be significantly elevated in the BAL fluid of children with bacterial pneumonia and viral with co-existing bacterial pneumonia than in children with pure viral pneumonia. ...
RSV causes acute respiratory tract illness in persons of all ages. Traditionally a viral pathogen of children, RSV can cause CAP in adults that could be particularly severe in older adults and immunocompromised individuals with a mortality rate similar to influenza-attributable mortality.33 Clinical features are not distinct from other causes of viral pneumonia. Patients usually present with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection followed by pneumonia. Wheezing is a common feature in RSV pneumonia.34 Among HSCT recipients and patients with hematological malignancy, RSV is a significant cause of pneumonia. Risk of progression to pneumonia ranged from 18 to 55 per cent.15 Pneumonia and mortality rates are higher when RSV is contracted in the first few months after HSCT; other risk factors include presence of graft versus host disease, increasing age, and myeloablative conditioning.15 21 35 RSV infection is associated with decrease in pulmonary function tests and development of bronchiolitis ...
Researchers have found heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia.
Considering the fact that flu and other seasonal contagious diseases can trigger exacerbated symptoms and lead to serious complications in certain categories of people, it is best to take measures in preventing the occurrence of such maladies in the first place. Doctors strongly recommend people with pronounced susceptibility to infections to get the influenza vaccine every year, before flu outbreaks. Flu vaccines can also prevent against certain forms of viral pneumonia that are caused by common flu viruses. However, flu shots cant prevent the occurrence of bacterial or atypical pneumonia, which require a different type of vaccine. In addition to the influenza vaccine, the categories of persons exposed to a high risk of developing pneumonia should receive a pneumococcal vaccine as well. A single dose of pneumococcal vaccine offers lifetime protection against various forms of pneumonia and the vaccine can be administered at any time of year ...
Considering the fact that flu and other seasonal contagious diseases can trigger exacerbated symptoms and lead to serious complications in certain categories of people, it is best to take measures in preventing the occurrence of such maladies in the first place. Doctors strongly recommend people with pronounced susceptibility to infections to get the influenza vaccine every year, before flu outbreaks. Flu vaccines can also prevent against certain forms of viral pneumonia that are caused by common flu viruses. However, flu shots cant prevent the occurrence of bacterial or atypical pneumonia, which require a different type of vaccine. In addition to the influenza vaccine, the categories of persons exposed to a high risk of developing pneumonia should receive a pneumococcal vaccine as well. A single dose of pneumococcal vaccine offers lifetime protection against various forms of pneumonia and the vaccine can be administered at any time of year. We were actually wondering how to get about to ...
Considering the fact that flu and other seasonal contagious diseases can trigger exacerbated symptoms and lead to serious complications in certain categories of people, it is best to take measures in preventing the occurrence of such maladies in the first place. Doctors strongly recommend people with pronounced susceptibility to infections to get the influenza vaccine every year, before flu outbreaks. Flu vaccines can also prevent against certain forms of viral pneumonia that are caused by common flu viruses. However, flu shots cant prevent the occurrence of bacterial or atypical pneumonia, which require a different type of vaccine. In addition to the influenza vaccine, the categories of persons exposed to a high risk of developing pneumonia should receive a pneumococcal vaccine as well. A single dose of pneumococcal vaccine offers lifetime protection against various forms of pneumonia and the vaccine can be administered at any time of year ...
Unprecedented and frequent outbreaks by influenza viruses with rapid world-wide spread portend considerable global threats and are a major public health concern...
Viruses account for the largest proportion of childhood pneumonia. Viral pneumonia decreases in frequency in healthy young and middle-aged adults, but it then increases substantially among the elderly.
BEIJING, China (AFP) - China on Sunday said a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak that has affected 59 people was not the flu-like virus SARS that killed hundreds more than a decade ago.. The infection was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population of over 11 million - leading to online speculation about a resurgence of the highly contagious SARS virus.. "We have excluded several hypotheses, in particular the fact that it is a flu, an avian flu, an adenovirus, respiratory syndrome severe acute (SARS) or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)," the Wuhan health commission said.. Wuhan police on Wednesday said they had punished eight people for "publishing or forwarding false information on the internet without verification.". The health commission said that seven of the 59 patients are seriously ill but that none have died. All are being treated in quarantine.. The infection broke out between 12 and 29 December, with some of the patients employed at a seafood ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese healthcare authorities in Wuhan said an outbreak of viral pneumonia was not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East
Other bacteria which will bring about pneumonia consist of Staphylococcus aureus, Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae. Viral Pneumonia Most respiratory viruses attack the upper respiratory tract, but some trigger pneumonia, especially in youngsters. Most of these pneumonias are usually not critical and last a quick time but other individuals might be extreme. Viral pneumonia caused by the influenza virus may perhaps be extreme and often fatal. The virus invades the lungs and multiplies; nonetheless, youll find nearly no physical indicators of lung tissue getting to be stuffed with fluid. This pneumonia is most significant in individuals who have pre-existing heart or lung disease and pregnant females. In severe cases, the patient includes a desperate want for air and extreme breathlessness. Viral pneumonias might be difficult by an invasion of bacteria, with every one of the normal signs of bacterial pneumonia. ...
Viral pneumonia. This type is caused by various viruses, including influenza, and is responsible for one-third of all cases of pneumonia. Early symptoms of viral pneumonia are the same as those of bacterial pneumonia, which may be followed by increasing breathlessness, headache, muscle pain, weakness, and a worsening of the cough.. Viral pneumonias may make a person susceptible to bacterial pneumonia.. ...
Viral Pneumonia. Typical antibiotics will not work for viral pneumonia; sometimes, however, your doctor may use antiviral medication. Viral pneumonia usually improves in 1 to 3 weeks.. Bacterial Pneumonia. Patients with mild pneumonia who are otherwise healthy are sometimes treated with oral macrolide antibiotics (azithromycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin). Patients with other serious illnesses, such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or emphysema, kidney disease, or diabetes are often given more powerful or higher dose antibiotics.. In addition to antibiotics, treatment includes: proper diet and oxygen to increase oxygen in the blood when needed. In some patients, medication to ease chest pain and to provide relief from violent cough may be necessary.. Recovery. A healthy young person may lead a normal life within a week of recovery from pneumonia. For middle-aged people, it may be weeks before they regain their usual strength and feeling of well-being.. A person ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "While winter is on the wane, our viruses of winter are still not finished with us yet. With a few more months of the cold and flu season left, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is trying to rear its all too ugly head. As the CDC reports, wintertime brings a host of respiratory infections including Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus, and viruses responsible for viral pneumonia," as reported in Deb Groups Hand Hygiene & Infection Prevention Blog.. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130220/CG63202) Coronaviruses in Viral Pneumonia and SARS. Of winter visitors (all of which spill into spring) respiratory viruses are responsible for approximately a third of all adult cases of pneumonia and 15% of childhood infections reported. These are classed as viral pneumonias with the most commonly implicated viruses being: rhinovirus, coronaviruses, influenza virus, RSV, adenovirus, human parainfluenza virus (hPIV) and ...
This is a 45-year-old man, who has been working in China for several years and denied any systemic diseases before. He has suffered from the right axillary mass for 3 weeks, which was film and associated with mild tenderness.
Pneumonia - Animation Everyone coughs from time to time. You might pick up a cold, have an allergy, or just get a tickle from something irritating your throat. But if youre really hacking and coughing up yellow or green mucus, and youve also got a fever, chills, and shortness of breath, you may have picked up a more serious infection, called pneumonia. And sometimes pneumonias symptoms arent as obvious. Pneumonia is caused by an infection in your lung. Bacteria or viruses like these can sometimes get into your lungs through your nose or mouth and make you sick. Youre more likely to get pneumonia if youve got a problem with your immune system that makes it harder to fight off infections. Youre also at greater risk if youve got a lung disease like COPD or cystic fibrosis, youve recently had the flu, or youre exposed to cigarette smoke. People who live in nursing homes are also more likely to get pneumonia. With pneumonia, you may cough up greenish or yellow phlegm. You also may run a ...
You likely hope your parents medical team will be able to give you a clear timeline for just how long it will take your parent to recover, as well as individual milestones that they will reach throughout the recovery. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Recovery from a stroke is a very personal experience, and your parent will recover on their own timeline, and at their own pace. Because each person is an individual, and goes into the stroke recovery process with their own health issues, as well as other factors that go into how they will respond to stroke care, the recovery process must be approached in an individual way.. This does not mean that the doctor will not be able to give your senior recovery goals, or help you to understand the basic timeline. It is important to realize, however, that your parents individual needs, and their individual pace of recovery should be respected and supported in order for them to get the most benefit from each aspect of their care. The most rapid ...
The most common causes of pneumonia include bacteria, viruses and other kinds of fungi that affect certain parts of the lungs of a human being. Is a highly contagious disease and has a tendency to spread through air particles. Healthy people can contract this disease through the breath and this leads the germ in their lungs and respiratory system that causes people to develop the disease.. People who have a weak immune system, such as the elderly and children and those people who have contracted other diseases such as cancer or HIV are prone to contracting this virus. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, smoking and work in unregulated temperature also increases the chances of a person who could develop pneumonia.. The influenza A and B usually attack the human body during the spring. Along with these two diseases, comes the synovial virus. Flu shot are usually administered to protect the person from the strain of virus that is trying to attack your system.. There are several symptoms of viral ...
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Ginger while not yet noted as specific to coronaviruses, is regarded as an excellent general herbal antiviral. Note that the ginger should be fresh, not dried or powdered. Take a thumb-sized piece, chop or slice finely, put in a cup, add boiling water, honey (raw!) and a couple of slices of organic lemon for a superb supportive drink that can be taken liberally whether unwell or not.. Garlic can be considered giving "generally useful antiviral support". It has also, perhaps importantly, been found active against viral pneumonia in vitro. Its antiviral effects have not been as heavily studied as its well-known antibacterial effects, however "studies have reported that garlic extract showed in vitro activity against influenza A and B (Fenwick and Hanley, 1985), cytomegalovirus (Meng et al., 1993 ; Nai-Lan et al., 1993), rhinovirus, HIV, herpes simplex virus 1 (Tsai et al., 1985), herpes simplex virus 2 (Weber et al., 1992), viral pneumonia, and rotavirus." [1]. Raw is best, but crunching down ...
HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF FROM CORONAVIRUS. These days we are inundated with messages of great health alarm which, in people lacking specific skills, essentially becomes fear.. Fear then is the origin of many evils: mistrust, division, flight, renunciation, emotional reaction, contrasts, irrational expenses and much more based on the characteristics of each of us.. The fear of disease can itself create disease, because it creates tension, stress and prolonged stress act on the weaknesses of the person: it can raise the pressure, it can cause cardiac arrhythmias, disturb sleep and digestion, decompensate a balance precarious, especially in the elderly or chronically ill and eventually weakens the immune system. Just what shouldnt happen in this period!. In humans, common Coronaviruses often cause respiratory infections such as the common cold, but in some cases they can cause non-serious viral pneumonia (normal Coronaviruses are responsible for about 20% of all viral pneumonia), but rarely can also ...
Left upper image: Vitamin C molecule chemical structure, Courtesy of wikimedia Commons.. Another Battle For Vitamin C. Soon after starting the IV vitamin C, Alan could be taken off ECMO life support, and started breathing on his own. However, unexpectedly, a different physician consultant came in, took over the case and stopped the IV vitamin C. Alan Smiths condition promptly deteriorated. Allans wife, Sonia, called a meeting with this new doctor to no avail. The new doctor rolled his eyes, looked up at the ceiling and uttered, "No More Vitamin C ". Not giving up so easily, the three brothers again weighed in, and demanding the IV vitamin C for dad. The three brothers again used their powers of "persuasion", and the new doctors reluctantly gave in, restarting the life saving IV vitamin C, but only at low doses of one gram a day. The brothers said, "Mucking about with the Vitamin C showed in his fathers health". "You had to be thick not to see it.". Oral Lyposperic Vitamin C. Allans condition ...
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Adenovirus are the important pathogen of pediatric severe pneumonia. The aim of this study is to analyze the infection, subtype and distribution of adenovirus in autopsied pulmonary tissue of fatal pneumonia in infants and children, and the relationships between adenovirus infection and respiratory illness in South China. Nested PCR was performed on DNA extracted from autopsied lung tissue from patients who died of severe pneumonia, and the positive nested PCR products were cloned and sequenced. The adenovirus in autopsied pulmonary tissue was also analyzed by immunohistochemistry assay in a blind way. In the 175 autopsied pulmonary tissues, the positive percentage of adenovirus was 9.14% (16/175) and 2.29% (4/175) detected with nested PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively. There are three cases of adenovirus serotype 3, twelve cases of adenovirus serotype 4 and one case of serotype 41 determined by sequencing of the cloned positive nested PCR products. Adenovirus is an important cause of severe
What is pneumonia?. Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs caused by greater than 30 different sources including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and small germs. Therefore, it is important to identify the source of infection to choose the correct treatment.. The most common cause of viral pneumonia in adult is the flu virus. You can get pneumonia when your immune system becomes weak, or a germ is strong or large amount invades your body, or your body cannot filter germs from airways, or combination of previous causes. When germs invade the lungs air sacs (alveoli), alveoli become inflamed and fill up with fluid which cause symptoms of pneumonia.. ...
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The flu that is caused by the influenza virus and they are characterized by symptoms such as a runny nose, high fever, sore throat and feeling tired.. These symptoms vary from one candidate to the other, and they can take a few days to show after one has been exposed to the virus.. Viral pneumonia, sinus infections as well as secondary bacterial pneumonia are some of the complications that arise as a result of influenza.. There are many more diseases that are caused by viruses like chickenpox, mumps, measles and rubella and shingles among others.. The symptoms are pretty clear and will show in a few days, so if you notice them, medical attention should be sought immediately.. ...
Considering the fact that flu and other seasonal contagious diseases can trigger exacerbated symptoms and lead to serious complications in certain categories of people, it is best to take measures in preventing the occurrence of such maladies in the first place. Doctors strongly recommend people with pronounced susceptibility to infections to get the influenza vaccine every year, before flu outbreaks. Flu vaccines can also prevent against certain forms of viral pneumonia that are caused by common flu viruses. However, flu shots cant prevent the occurrence of bacterial or atypical pneumonia, which require a different type of vaccine. In addition to the influenza vaccine, the categories of persons exposed to a high risk of developing pneumonia should receive a pneumococcal vaccine as well. A single dose of pneumococcal vaccine offers lifetime protection against various forms of pneumonia and the vaccine can be administered at any time of year ...
If you already have the flu, preventing a turn for what can flu turn into worse may come down to simple self-care. 4: If you go outside with wet hair, youll catch a cold. Symptoms of pneumonia vary according to the type of the causative microorganism. How Old is the Person Who Needs Care? The flu is a very contagious illness that spreads easily. All of the major flu pandemics in modern history have been caused by influenza A viruses. Antibiotics can treat bacterial pneumonia, but these meds cant treat viral pneumonia.. Experts worry about other viruses and bacteria parking it in your lungs, call your doctor if you have a cough that wont what can flu turn into, a constricted airway and inflammation can slow down the movement of air and hinder your ability to clear mucus and secretions. Is you get those initial symptoms of cough and fever and chills, it can cause chills, occurs when the airways in your lungs are inflamed and make too much mucus. There are many different strains of the flu ...
Dr. Frederick R. Klenner published a series of 42 patients successfully treated for viral pneumonia with intravenous high-dose vitamin C [1]. Dalton in 1962 reported positive
Flu season is officially underway, and its time to get vaccinated if you havent already. You need to know where to go to get your flu shot, and-more importantly-how to make sure you dont overpay. Did you know that flu shots can cost anywhere from $0 (yes, free) to $50 or more?. The importance of getting a flu shot cant be overstated, especially for those who are at a higher risk like young children, pregnant women, older adults, and the immunocompromised or disabled. (If youre living or traveling outside the US, youre also at higher risk.). Whether your insurance will cover your flu shot, or you need some help with the cost, heres what you need to know.. Why is it so important to get vaccinated?. Having the flu makes you more susceptible to getting pneumonia-particularly in those high-risk groups. The flu virus is actually the most common cause of viral pneumonia and can cause bacterial pneumonia as well. Pneumonia is much more serious, and can be life-threatening to someone with a weaker ...
I also learned of a dead Dennis, a good man with a wife, two kids, and a ready smile. He recently got promoted to assistant manager at a bank and was in charge of counting the money, among other things. He was a cordial man, made the bank feel as much like home as possible, and played a good round of tennis. He died Thursday because of bacterial pneumonia. It was sudden, not much struggle, save for his family who must contend with the fact the he died because, unlike our readiness for viral pneumonia, we still had nothing against the bacterial strain. He would be a vegetable even if he survived, so they opted not to hook him into life support ...
Until last weekend, when the fever creeps back and I start to feel really, dangerously ill. The kind where you want to turn to your spouse and say, "OK, call 911..." On Wednesday I give up and go see the doctor, resigned to having my ass chewed out for trying to self-medicate and avoid his office (he did, and I deserved it). Almost three hours later Id had a chest x-ray (his reaction was, and I quote, an eye-popping "GOD--!"), a diagnosis of Viral Pneumonia (which Id kinda figured out) provided him the sample of lung cookies he wanted, had a nebuliser breathing treatment, a HUGE shot of Roecefin (killer antiobiotic) to the hip and got the bad news that my blood O2 (oxygen) levels were only one point away from hospital time. He gave me FIVE prescriptions to fill and told me to come back the next day for another breathing treatment and another shot of Roecefin, which I did. He also added another antibiotic to the pile of medications I was taking for a grand total of 6 ...
Hospitals across the globe are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Many of those patients ultimately develop viral pneumonia, one of the most common sym
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In light of the cluster of viral pneumonia cases with unknown cause detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, today (January 6) convened...
The nasal mucosa is an important component of mucosal immunity. Immunogenic particles in inspired air are known to activate the local nasal mucosal immune system and can lead to sinonasal inflammation; however, little is known about the effect of this activation on the lung immune environment. Here, we showed that nasal inoculation of murine coronavirus (CoV) in the absence of direct lung infection primes the lung immune environment by recruiting activated monocytes (Ly6C+ inflammatory monocytes) and NK cells into the lungs. Unlike infiltration of these cells into directly infected lungs, a process that requires type I IFN signaling, nasally induced infiltration of Ly6C+ inflammatory monocytes into the lungs is IFN-I independent. These activated macrophages ingested antigen and migrated to pulmonary lymph nodes, and enhanced both innate and adaptive immunity after heterologous virus infection. Clinically, such nasal-only inoculation of MHV-1 failed to cause pneumonia but significantly reduced ...
The Allan Smith Story - TV Documentary http://jeffreydachmd.com/vitamin-c-saves-dying-man/ Allan Smith, a New Zealand Dairy farmer, contracted Swine Flu while away on vacation in Fiji. When he returned home, the flu quickly evolved into severe pneumonia which left him in a coma on Life Support in the Intensive Care Unit. Chest Xrays showed the lungs were completely filled with fluid with an
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The usefulness of bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of pulmonary infiltrates in the immunosuppressed patient was studied in 97 patients. In immunosuppressed patients, the available diagnostic procedures are often invasive and have variable yield and a potential for serious complications. Bronchoalveolar lavage had an overall diagnostic yield of 66% (61 of 92 diseases). It was most effective in the diagnosis of opportunistic infections, including infection with Pneumocystis carinii (18 of 22 cases), cytomegalovirus pneumonia (10 of 12 cases), fungal pneumonia (5 of 6 cases), and mycobacterial disease (4 of 5 cases). The technique was also helpful in confirming pulmonary hemorrhage (7 of 9 cases) but was less useful for diagnosing malignancy (10 of 22 cases) and drug-induced toxicity (6 of 15 cases). Findings of bronchoalveolar lavage were additive with those of transbronchial biopsies, brushings, and washings in the diagnosis of most of the diseases. The procedure was safe, even in ...
Distinguishing bacterial pneumonia from viral pneumonia is critical to providing effective treatment but remains a significant challenge. This issue provides guidance for the management of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia as well as associated complications including pleural effusion/empyema
If you havent been in a coma for the past 24 hours you know that Hillary Clinton passed out, and in the words of anonymous law enforcement officials, was tossed into her vans "like she was a side of beef" (definitely one of the better Clinton metaphors Ive heard). What followed was a comedy of lies and misdirection on the part of the campaign that started out with them claiming that she was "overheated" despite the temperature being not quite 80 degrees at the time she bounced off a NYC sidewalk. By late yesterday the excuse had morphed into pneumonia that is making the rounds of the Clinton campaign. I am not making that up. They are actually claiming that viral pneumonia is raging through the staff. Which is strange since her physician says he gave her antibiotics... which dont work or viruses... raising the specter that her doctor is a quack or that they are lying. And, under CDC guidelines, Hillary should have been vaccinated against the most common bacterial strain of pneumonia which is ...
A Respiratory infection with the SARS-CoV2 virus is associated with a major risk of viral pneumonia that can lead to respiratory distress requiring resuscitation. In the most severe forms, it may require mechanical ventilation or even lead to an acute respiratory distress syndrome with a particularly poor prognosis. The SARS-CoV2 is a single-stranded RNA virus of positive polarity and belongs to the beta genus of Coronaviruses. SARS-CoV2 is responsible for the third epidemic in less than twenty years secondary to a Coronavirus (SARS-CoV then MERS-CoV) and if the mortality associated with it is lower than that of previous strains, notably MERS-CoV, its spread is considerably big. As a result, the number of patients developing respiratory distress requiring invasive mechanical ventilation is high, with prolonged ventilation duration in these situations ...
In May 1997 a three-year-old boy died of respiratory failure in a Hong Kong hospital. The cause was given as viral pneumonia of unknown etiology, but three months later the infection was identified as H5N1 avian influenza. While the virus had been detected in geese the previous year in Chinas Guangdong province and chickens in Hong Kong in March and May 1997, this was the first evidence that H5N1 had jumped the species barrier to threaten humans. Avian flu went on to kill six people and sicken 18 in Hong Kong until a comprehensive cull of the citys poultry in December that year.. Despite the cull, H5N1 started surfacing around the globe. The virus has infected wild birds and domestic flocks in at least 55 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. As of 13 November 2006, there had been 258 confirmed cases of human infection killing 153 people.. Ten years later, there is greater awareness and understanding of the threat of a future global influenza pandemic, for which H5N1 is seen ...