About 25 percent of hospitalizations for two conditions are preventable, report finds
Nov 30, 2023
A new study finds that about one-fourth of hospitalizations for congestive heart failure or bacterial pneumonia could have been prevented.
Study: Doxycycline can reduce recurrent C. diff infections in people with pneumonia
Nov 02, 2023
People with pneumonia who have experienced Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infections may be able to reduce recurrences if they take doxycycline instead of the standard treatment. The study comes as...
FDA approves combo antibiotic for pneumonia caused by superbug
May 25, 2023
The FDA has approved a new combination drug for treating patients with bacterial pneumonia caused by the highly antibiotic resistant A. baumannii.
Regular exercise significantly lowers risk of death from flu, pneumonia: study
May 23, 2023
Adults who engage in regular aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity are at significantly lower risk of death from the flu or pneumonia, a new study found.
COVID-19 pneumonia more fatal for older adults
Feb 13, 2023
COVID-19 is associated with significantly higher mortality in older adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) versus pneumonias from bacterial or other viral etiologies, according to a study published online...
COVID-19 a bigger threat to seniors than pneumonia, real-world study finds
Feb 09, 2023
COVID-19 is much more deadly than bacterial or viral pneumonia, causing double the mortality rate in older, hospitalized adults, investigators say.
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Jan 13, 2023
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Heart failure patients 40 percent less likely to contract pneumonia after flu shot: study
Nov 17, 2022
Flu shots also lower cardiovascular complications, which land 20% of heart failure patients in the hospital each year, investigators say.
Feeding tubes pose risk for those with advanced dementia
Sep 22, 2022
A new study published in the September issue of JAMDA reveals nasogastric tube feeding (NGF) is associated with a higher pneumonia risk for patients with both dysphagia and behavioral feeding problems.
Lung problems persist among patients with COVID pneumonia, study finds
Sep 15, 2022
Nearly 40% of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia developed long-term pulmonary problems, no matter the severity of the original disease, the researchers report.