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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UC study tests efficacy of immune regulating drug in treating patients with COVID-19 pneumonia

UC study tests efficacy of immune regulating drug in treating patients with COVID-19 pneumonia

Anti-inflammatory medication helps fight dangerous immune response in COVID-19 patients

Anti-inflammatory medication helps fight dangerous immune response in COVID-19 patients

BATM introduces three new diagnostic kits for COVID-19 and other respiratory illness

BATM introduces three new diagnostic kits for COVID-19 and other respiratory illness

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 disappear within three months

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 disappear within three months

Certain antibodies may cause the dangerous part of COVID-19 disease

Certain antibodies may cause the dangerous part of COVID-19 disease

Keck Medicine of USC participates in clinical trial to evaluate antiviral drug as possible COVID-19 treatment

Keck Medicine of USC participates in clinical trial to evaluate antiviral drug as possible COVID-19 treatment

Study shows higher hip replacement operations can yield better results

Study shows higher hip replacement operations can yield better results

Cancer drug could help inhibit adenovirus infection

Cancer drug could help inhibit adenovirus infection

Researchers review scientific articles on the role of zinc in COVID-19 prevention

Researchers review scientific articles on the role of zinc in COVID-19 prevention

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

Patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of COVID-19 complications

Patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of COVID-19 complications

COVID-19 – researchers sum up the “Tsunami” of information

COVID-19 – researchers sum up the “Tsunami” of information

Clots, COVID-19 and survival

Clots, COVID-19 and survival

Drug associated with lower mortality in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients

Drug associated with lower mortality in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients

Adding to COVID stress, families of health workers fight for denied workers’ comp benefits

Adding to COVID stress, families of health workers fight for denied workers’ comp benefits

Researchers develop COVID-19 mortality risk calculator

Researchers develop COVID-19 mortality risk calculator

New clinical trial to assess safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to prevent COVID-19

New clinical trial to assess safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to prevent COVID-19

As winter comes other viruses will compete with SARS-CoV-2 for susceptible hosts

As winter comes other viruses will compete with SARS-CoV-2 for susceptible hosts

Manifestations of COVID-19 in newborn babies

Manifestations of COVID-19 in newborn babies

Shingles vaccination rate soars but leaves many behind

Shingles vaccination rate soars but leaves many behind