pneumonia treatment


Antimicrobial treatment of community acquired pneumonia in adults: a conference report
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Since community acquired pneumonia is not a reportable disease, it is difficult to obtain accurate statistics on its true incidence. Figures from the United States suggest that approximately 3.3 million cases occur annually in ambulatory patients. Data from England

Meta-analysis: convalescent blood products for Spanish influenza pneumonia : a future H5N1 treatment
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Background: Studies from the Spanish influenza era reported that transfusion of influenza- convalescent human blood products reduced mortality in patients with influenza complicated by pneumonia . Treatments for H5N1 influenza are unsatisfactory, and convalescent human

Benefits of osteopathic manipulative treatment for hospitalized elderly patients with pneumonia
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Methods Individuals 60 years of age and older who were hospitalized with acute pneumonia and treated initially with IV antibiotics were recruited for the study. To be included, subjects had to have a new pulmonary infiltrate on a chest x-ray (consistent with pneumonia ) and at

Treatment and prevention of cytomegalovirus pneumonia after bone marrow transplantation: where do we stand[see comments]
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T HE FOUR PROBLEMS that still limit the overall suc-cess of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) are regimen-related toxicity, recurrent leukemia, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. The last 5 years have seen

Comparison of three regimens for treatment of mild to moderate Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with AIDS: A double-blind, randomized trial of oral
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Objective: To compare the tolerability and efficacy of three oral regimens for the treatment of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia . Design: A randomized, double-blind study. Setting: 24 US academic medical

Caspofungin treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia during conditioning for bone marrow transplantation
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Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a well-known complication in AIDS patients, but it is also frequently diagnosed in hemato-oncological patients . High-dose cotrimoxazole is the first- line treatment for PCP, but some patients show contraindications and drug resistance may

Treatment of cytomegalovirus pneumonia with 9-[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl) ethoxymethyl] guanine and high-dose corticosteroids
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Effective treatment for cytomegalovirus pneumonia , a major cause of mortality in marrow transplant patients, remains elusive. A new acyclic nucleoside, 9-[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxy methyl) ethoxy methyl] guanine (DHPG; BW B759U, Burroughs-Wellcome, Research

Progress in the treatment of cytomegalovirus pneumonia
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I Frank, HM Friedman- Annals of internal medicine, 1988 Am Coll Physicians The importance of cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompromised host is well documented. Cytomegalovirus is the commonest form of life-threatening opportunistic viral infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)(1). The incidence

Early and late treatment failure in community-acquired pneumonia
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Treatment failure is a matter of great concern in the management of communityacquired pneumonia (CAP). Defined generally as lack of response or clinical deterioration, failure is considered early when it occurs within the first 72 hours and late when it occurs after 72

Preliminary phytochemical screening of eight selected medicinal herbs used for the treatment of diabetes, malaria and pneumonia in Kisii region, southwest
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Medicinal plants are an important source of phytochemicals that offer traditional medicinal treatment of various ailments. In Kisii region, southwest Kenya, amongst the indigenous herbs used as phytomedicines for the treatment of diabetes, malaria and pneumonia are

Initial antimicrobial treatment of hospital acquired pneumonia in adults: a conference report
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NOSOCOMIAL OR HOSPITAL ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA IS A serious and potentially fatal illness. It is generally defined as pneumonia that develops 48 h or more after admission to hospital; of all hospital acquired infections, it is the second most common but is responsible

Pneumonia in the elderly: a review of severity assessment, prognosis, mortality, prevention, and treatment
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Pneumonia is an increasingly common disease in the elderly due to an aging population. This is a comprehensive literature review outlining the severity assessment, morbidity, mortality, prevention and treatment options. Several models have been postulated to predict

Surgical treatment of lung cancer combined with interstitial pneumonia : the effect of surgical approach on postoperative acute exacerbation
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Interstitial pneumonia (IP) is known to be combined with primary lung cancer and is associated with an increased risk of postoperative acute exacerbation.1) Acute exacer- bation of IP is a serious postoperative complication and the consequence is extremely poor. Therefore, a surgeon must

An open, randomized, comparative study of clarithromycin and erythromycin in the treatment of children with community-acquired pneumonia
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Background and Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of clarithromycin and erythromycin in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in children.
Methods: Children with community-acquired pneumonia were randomly assigned

Profile of heavy metals in selected medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes, malaria and pneumonia in Kisii region, Southwest Kenya
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Medicinal herbs are sources of chemical substances that have different biological activities including those useful in the treatment of human and animal diseases. Amongst the indigenous herbs used as phytomedicines for the treatment of diabetes, malaria and

Evaluation of tulathromycin for the treatment of pneumonia following experimental infection of swine with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
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Tulathromycin was evaluated in the treatment of pneumonia in weaned pigs inoculated intranasally with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. Five days postchal- lenge, the pigs were randomized to treatment with a single IM administration of saline, a single IM administration of tulathromycin (2.5

Interstitial pneumonia during gefitinib treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer
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Gefitinib (Iressa®; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE, USA) is an orally active, selective epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) that is an effective treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 1, 2 Generally

Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) as an adjunct to antibiotics in the treatment of pneumonia in adults
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Background Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a naturally-occurring cytokine that has been shown to increase neutrophil function and number. Exogenous administration of recombinant G-CSF (filgrastim, pegfilgrastim or lenograstim) has found extensive use in