02 December 2013
A large US population-based study confirms that serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are associated with the risk for community-acquired pneumonia.
25 November 2013
Research published in the European Respiratory Journal shows that addition of a serotype-specific urinary antigen detection test to existing diagnostic methods can increase the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae community-acquired pneumonia by over a third.
18 November 2013
European research shows that exposure to elevated levels of air pollutants is associated with an increased risk for pneumonia before the age of 3 years, and particularly in the first year of life.
11 November 2013
Pneumococcal pneumonia is significantly associated with risk for lung cancer, show findings from a national study in Taiwan.
04 November 2013
Older individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are almost six times more likely to develop pneumonia and eight times more likely to need hospital treatment than those without the disease, US researchers have found.
28 October 2013
Research published in the BMJ shows that clinical score is as good a guide for antibiotic prescribing as rapid streptococcal antigen detection tests in patients presenting to primary care with sore throat.
24 October 2013
Patients with schizophrenia have an increased risk for developing autoimmune diseases, especially if they contract an infection, shows a registry-based study.
21 October 2013
Research shows that pediatric recurrent community-acquired pneumonia in different lung areas is most commonly associated with mild conditions like rhinosinusitis and asthma, and not severe underlying disease.