Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and hospitalization, costing health care systems billions of dollars and an estimated 600,000 adult deaths worldwide each year. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and the term describes a group of illnesses, including invasive infections, such as bacteremia/sepsis and meningitis, as well as pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections. Although all age groups may be affected, the highest rate of pneumococcal disease occurs in young children and older adults. In addition, persons suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, cardiovascular disease) and immune deficiencies are at increased risk.
Viral vs Bacterial Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs which affects alveoli. This article looks at the differences between bacterial and viral pneumonia.

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Vaccines and monoclonal antibodies being developed for respiratory syncytial virus

Vaccines and monoclonal antibodies being developed for respiratory syncytial virus

New compound proves to be potent against more than 300 drug-resistant bacteria

New compound proves to be potent against more than 300 drug-resistant bacteria

Pressure ulcers' number and severity found to be underreported by U.S. nursing homes

Pressure ulcers' number and severity found to be underreported by U.S. nursing homes

Researchers collaborate on a 15-month case study to analyze patient’s recovery from impaired adrenocorticotropic hormone

Researchers collaborate on a 15-month case study to analyze patient’s recovery from impaired adrenocorticotropic hormone

CDC identifies bacteria that cause rare melioidosis in domestic environmental samples

CDC identifies bacteria that cause rare melioidosis in domestic environmental samples

Inhaled aprotinin found to reduce viral load in mild-to-moderate COVID-19

Inhaled aprotinin found to reduce viral load in mild-to-moderate COVID-19

The impact of cold agglutinin syndrome on clinical presentations in COVID-19

The impact of cold agglutinin syndrome on clinical presentations in COVID-19

A combined influenza and COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

A combined influenza and COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

Pre-existing anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunity decreases viral spread but increase SARS-CoV-2 Omicron competitiveness in hamsters

Pre-existing anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunity decreases viral spread but increase SARS-CoV-2 Omicron competitiveness in hamsters

Plasma myosin light chain 9 levels may be better predictor of COVID-19 severity than blood biomarkers

Plasma myosin light chain 9 levels may be better predictor of COVID-19 severity than blood biomarkers

Reduced severity of COVID-19 in pregnant women during the Omicron wave

Reduced severity of COVID-19 in pregnant women during the Omicron wave

Symptoms of monkeypox differ from previous outbreaks

Symptoms of monkeypox differ from previous outbreaks

What is the immunopathogenesis of pediatric COVID-19?

What is the immunopathogenesis of pediatric COVID-19?

RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Approved by European Commission as an Oral Treatment for Adults with Active Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Approved by European Commission as an Oral Treatment for Adults with Active Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

Tannins as therapeutic agents against SARS-CoV-2

Tannins as therapeutic agents against SARS-CoV-2

Evidence that the Huanan market in Wuhan, China, was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

Evidence that the Huanan market in Wuhan, China, was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

Years of life lost associated with leading causes of US death during the first 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Years of life lost associated with leading causes of US death during the first 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

New AI algorithm accurately and quickly diagnoses idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

New AI algorithm accurately and quickly diagnoses idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

PFAS exposure harms people's health and undermines America's economy

PFAS exposure harms people's health and undermines America's economy

Scientists explore COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis

Scientists explore COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis