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.

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Severe COVID-19 infections in pregnant women do not increase risk of death

Severe COVID-19 infections in pregnant women do not increase risk of death

Hospitalized pregnant women less likely to die from COVID-19 than non-pregnant patients

Hospitalized pregnant women less likely to die from COVID-19 than non-pregnant patients

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Point-of-care ultrasonography can improve the correctness of diagnosis in patients with acute dyspnea

Point-of-care ultrasonography can improve the correctness of diagnosis in patients with acute dyspnea

Researchers improve method to inhibit viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

Researchers improve method to inhibit viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

Researchers identify first biomarker to predict severity of COVID-19

Researchers identify first biomarker to predict severity of COVID-19

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with impaired first-phase ejection fraction have higher death risk

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with impaired first-phase ejection fraction have higher death risk

Is COVID-19 a new disease?

Is COVID-19 a new disease?

Researchers identify anti-inflammatory prodrug Minnelide with potential against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers identify anti-inflammatory prodrug Minnelide with potential against SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

Study investigates 12-month respiratory outcomes in patients hospitalized for COVID-19

Study investigates 12-month respiratory outcomes in patients hospitalized for COVID-19

Could stem cells improve the outcome of ARDS in severe COVID-19?

Could stem cells improve the outcome of ARDS in severe COVID-19?

Study: Only half of Americans with a history of heart disease get annual flu shot

Study: Only half of Americans with a history of heart disease get annual flu shot

Pregnancy may increase the risk of COVID-19 severity

Pregnancy may increase the risk of COVID-19 severity

Stem cell therapy for COVID-19 and ARDS

Stem cell therapy for COVID-19 and ARDS

ATS publishes new clinical practice guideline on community-acquired pneumonia

ATS publishes new clinical practice guideline on community-acquired pneumonia

COVID-19 in pregnancy does not significantly increase respiratory illness in newborns, says study

COVID-19 in pregnancy does not significantly increase respiratory illness in newborns, says study

Comprehensive "cell atlas" shows how COVID-19 can lead to organ failure and death

Comprehensive "cell atlas" shows how COVID-19 can lead to organ failure and death

Study finds low risk of infection in babies born to mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2

Study finds low risk of infection in babies born to mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2

Risk factors for long COVID-19 in children

Risk factors for long COVID-19 in children