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Physiologic basis behind increased survival with double coverage for community acquired pneumonia

Double coverage (generally cephalosporin + macrolide) is currently the recommended treatment for patients hospitalised with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) [1]. This seems mainly to be due to ...
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Pathophysiology of bronchiolitis vs. bronchitis

In most medical textbooks, bronchitis is said to be an inflammation of both bronchi and bronchioles, and to affect mostly adults. On the other hand, bronchiolitis is said to be a specific inflammation ...
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Why are inhaled corticosteroids not used in the treatment of pneumonia?

Common sense made me think of the need for inflammation reduction in case of pneumonia and the anti-inflammatory characteristics of inhaled corticosteroids. I Googled and found a study1 from 2017 that ...
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What are the most common ways that COVID kills?

Looking at the death counts for 2020 published on the CDC's website, total deaths "involving COVID-19" were 375,581, but total deaths "involving COVID-19 and pneumonia" were only ...
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Could high dosage Omega-3 oils reduce COVID-19 pneumonia? [closed]

I understand that Omega-3 oils have anti-inflammatory properties. At high daily dose (say 5 grams) could they reduce the dangerous COVID-19 related pneumonia seen in some patients? I guess one would ...
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Could liquid ventilation offer more effective treatment for pneumonia?

Thinking about pneumonia as the cause of death for COVID-19 victims, it seems natural to wonder - why not fight fluid with fluid? Breathing in oxygen through liquid is possible. Although it seems ...
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Is or could lung lavage be used to treat or at least reduce the time required on a respirator for COVID19 patients?

Could bronchial washing (as used in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and some forms of pneumonia) be used to treat or at least reduce the length of time a patient suffering from COVID-19 required ...
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How likely is it to develop pneumonia as a result of COVID-19?

The severity of n=44,672 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China as of February 11, 2020** as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 (previously 2019-nCoV) virus is as follows: 81% mild (assumed: no ...
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Does oxygen supplementation in case of pneumonia cause effects other than possibly preventing hypoxemia?

I've been reading about oxygen supplementation and have a question about the effects of oxygen supplementation in case of pneumonia. Patients with aspiration pneumonitis or pneumonia may progress to ...
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Ways of dealing with pneumonia

I have a question about ways of dealing with pneumonia. As far as I understand, the danger of pneumonia comes primarily from the buildup of fluid in the lungs causing asphyxiation. Whenever I have a ...
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Would "working out" with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

"Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" (ARDS) is characterized by a rapid onset of widespread inflammation of the lungs. The causes are many, and one such cause might become prominent in the near ...
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Is walking pneumonia aka mycoplasma pneumoniae curable?

The cold is considered incurable although it has a treatment. Does walking pneumonia fall in this category? Someone I know says they were told the bacteria never leaves their body, and so they have ...
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Is sinus mucus inhalation a high risk of pneumonia?

I understand that inhalation of food or stomach contents has a very high risk of causing pneumonia. Is routine sinus mucus , not caused by a cold of other illness, likely to cause pneumonia if inhaled ...
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Klebsiella pneumoniae and corticosteroids

Does anyone know why taking corticosteroids is a risk factor of a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection? Also, is it normal to find Klebsiella pneumoniae in the throat area or upper respiratory tract? I'd ...
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Is it dangerous for an old person to take pneumococcal vaccine (for pneumonia) twice within 2 years?

I have an old relative in her 70s who took some vaccination jabs 2 years ago. She has no idea what jab it was due to her aging mind. I intend to bring her to take pneumococcal vaccine to protect ...
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How fast can a common cold progress/develop into pneumonia?

I know that it all depends on the health of the individual, but typically speaking how fast can a common cold progress and develop into pneumonia? After how many days of enduring chest congestion ...
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How long is pneumonia contagious for?

Is Pneumonia contagious? If yes then can anyone please tell me how long it remains contagious?
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What Should Be The Precautions While taking Care of pneumonia patient?

What precautions should I follow while taking care of a pneumonia patient?
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