Types of Atypical Pneumonia
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  October 17, 2017  
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 Types of Atypical PneumoniaTypes of Atypical Pneumonia
 
Pneumonia is a respiratory infection, which causes the air sacs in the lungs to be filled with pus or fluid. The infection is more likely to affect those with a weakened immune system. Some forms of pneumonia may be prevented with vaccination. However, there are many different causes for pneumonia. These can be broadly classified under bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
 
 
 Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirthAsthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth
 
Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
 
   FDA approves new treatment option for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apneaFDA approves new treatment option for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe central sleep apnea.
 
   AASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea testAASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea test
 
A new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) describes the appropriate clinical use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT).
 
   UTA professor wins grant to develop non-invasive means to detect lung cancer from breathUTA professor wins grant to develop non-invasive means to detect lung cancer from breath
 
Current methods of detecting lung cancer consist of imaging methods and invasive biopsies, which can be stressful and painful for patients.
 
 Implantable device receives FDA approval as treatment option for central sleep apnea
 
Implantable device receives FDA approval as treatment option for central sleep apneaA device serving as a new treatment option for moderate to severe central sleep apnea has been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
 
 Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children
 
Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese childrenA study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.
 
 
 Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
 
Primary Ciliary DyskinesiaPrimary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a congenital disorder of children, caused by a variety of genetic mutations. It is thus a heterogeneous disorder, with the same clinical manifestations being capable of being caused by multiple causes. It is associated with autosomal recessive mutations in several different genes.
 
 
 Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependence
 
Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependenceA DNA variant- located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent-increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI International.
 
 
 Penn study explains how acute viral infections can linger
 
Penn study explains how acute viral infections can lingerInfections caused by viruses, such as respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, measles, parainfluenza, and Ebola, are typically considered acute. These viruses cause disease quickly and live within a host for a limited time. But in some cases, the effects of the infection, and presence of the virus itself, can persist.
 
 
 Teleflex launches new closed suction catheter at AARC Congress 2017
 
Teleflex launches new closed suction catheter at AARC Congress 2017Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, will showcase its broad portfolio of products for Respiratory Care at the 70th Anniversary of the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress, October 4-7, 2017 in Indianapolis.
 
 
 CRI scientists challenge oldest concept in tumor metabolism
 
CRI scientists challenge oldest concept in tumor metabolismScientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered that lactate provides a fuel for growing tumors, challenging a nearly century-old observation known as the Warburg effect.
 
 
 FDA approved drug found to have anti-cancer activity against previously unknown targets
 
FDA approved drug found to have anti-cancer activity against previously unknown targetsDeveloping new drugs to treat cancer can be a painstaking process taking over a decade from start to Food and Drug Administration approval. Scientists are trying to develop innovative strategies to identify and test new drugs quicker and more efficiently.
 
 
 Scientists develop new method for monitoring lipolysis by testing person's exhaled breath
 
Scientists develop new method for monitoring lipolysis by testing person's exhaled breathExperts advise anyone looking to shed extra kilos to eat less and exercise more. One way is with endurance training, during which the body burns not only carbohydrates such as sugar, but also fat.
 
 
 Inexpensive soy filters could lead to better air purification
 
Inexpensive soy filters could lead to better air purificationAir pollution is a major public health issue worldwide. Filters can help improve the quality of the air we breathe, but they also contribute to landfill when they are finished with and thrown away, as they are often made of plastic.