WHO team urges South Korea to reopen schools as more close in MERS crisis
Poor infection prevention and control measures, along with overcrowding in emergency rooms and medical wards, contributed to the outbreak of MERS in South Korea.
Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription at pharmacies across the United States, according to manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
Evidence is lacking that proves pharmacologic agents routinely administered for airway clearance are effective in improving oxygenation and respiratory mechanics, reducing ventilator time and ICU stay, or resolving atelectasis.
Aerucin is a fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by P. aeruginosa.
emergency room entrance
Many hospitals are overconfident and underprepared when it comes to hospital readmissions, according to a survey released by Q-Centrix.
These are MERS coronavirus particles (green) on camel epithelial cells.
Credit: NIAID in collaboration with Colorado State University.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has figured out how to give mice the virus that causes MERS, and also how to prevent the disease and effectively treat the infected mice.
Image of patient using high-flow nasal cannula.
Oxygen treatment is used to save lives. However, when used incorrectly, oxygen can have detrimental effects to patients’ conditions and be fatal.
health costs
After Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Conditions Payment Policy came into effect, infections decreased in hospitals with low operating margins.
e-cig solution
Federal and state lawmakers have urged the FDA to accelerate its push to regulate e-cigarettes and have expressed alarm about nicotine poisonings related to "e-liquids."
The presence of comorbidities increased the risk for mortality among patients with lung cancer, particularly among those with localized disease.
Respreeza, which is manufactured by CSL Behring, replaces the missing Alpha-1 protein and raises the alpha-1 antitrypsin levels in their blood, which can help to protect the lungs from damage due to inflammation.
All children enrolling in public or private schools, or day care, would be required to have certain vaccinations. Parents no longer would be able to cite personal or religious beliefs to decline the immunizations.
Marathon runners who consumed tart cherry juice had lower markers for inflammation than a placebo group at 24 and 48 hours post-marathon.
Despite making multiple contacts at home and in the hospital before receiving suitable infection control treatment, the first US patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome did not transmit the infection.
N7 - Link between antibiotics, bacterial biofilms and chronic infections found
The use of a single, narrow-spectrum antibiotic such as ampicillin/penicillin is increasingly the first line of treatment for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.
The European Commission has approved edoxaban (Lixiana, Daiichi Sankyo) for high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and for the treatment and prevention of DVT and PE.
Spyryx is developing inhaled peptides designed to potently degrade ENaC (epithelial sodium channels), which play a role in mucus dehydration and reduced airway clearance.
A new microscopy technique that creates holographic images from bacteria may be more efficient than culturing and other traditional methods for identifying bacteria.
In California, Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis were three times as likely to die from the disease as their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite similar access to specialty care.
oxygen tank
COPD patients with newer home oxygen prescriptions (within the previous 90 days) are more likely to sustain burn injuries, according to research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.