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Is walking pneumonia aka mycoplasma pneumoniae curable?

Fortunately "walking pneumonia", also known as atypical pneumonia, is not a lifelong condition. Atypical pneumonia can be caused by various bacteria and viruses. The most common bacteria that causes ...
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Pathophysiology of bronchiolitis vs. bronchitis

The reason the distinction if confusing, is because while both terms appear to be referring to inflammation of a particular anatomical / histologic structure, in reality, most clinicians use "...
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Is it dangerous for an old person to take pneumococcal vaccine (for pneumonia) twice within 2 years?

We can't give personal advice but the CDC does give generic advice, and talks about people over the age of 65 with uncertain immunization status. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/downloads/...
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How fast can a common cold progress/develop into pneumonia?

First, the definitions: A common cold (or "head cold") is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Tracheitis and bronchitis can be refered as a "chest cold" ...
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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?

The current guidelines for treatment of Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome do not recommend such treatment. In SARDS associated with covid-19 disease there is alveolar collapse due to infection and ...
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Is it dangerous for an old person to take pneumococcal vaccine (for pneumonia) twice within 2 years?

I think this is likely to be benign. The OP does not say how long the interval between the injections was, but let us presume it was at least several weeks. When we do catch up immunizations for ...
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How likely is it to develop pneumonia as a result of COVID-19?

From your own data 19% of patients need hospital care. Hospital care is usually required when the patient develops significant shortness of breath. Shortness of breath implies hypoxemia. Hypoxaemia ...
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Does oxygen supplementation in case of pneumonia cause effects other than possibly preventing hypoxemia?

Hyperoxygenation causes vasoconstriction and increased systemic vascular resistance. This can be good in some circumstances and bad in others. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3672526/ ...
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Could high dosage Omega-3 oils reduce COVID-19 pneumonia?

A very recent Cochrane review of the use of Omega 3 in ARDS, not specifically from COVID-19, did not find any benefit using trials up to 2018. Conclusions: This Cochrane meta-analysis of 10 studies ...
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What are the most common ways that COVID kills?

On the same CDC website, there is a section titled: COVID-19 Mortality Overview A link on this page (last but one) leads to a detailed analysis of comorbidalities: Most Frequently Listed ...
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Could liquid ventilation offer more effective treatment for pneumonia?

The latest data on using Partial Liquid Ventilation (Total Liquid Ventilation has been shown to be unsustainable) was from a 1996 study Hirschl et al. treated 10 adults who had acute respiratory ...
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Would "working out" with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

You're asking for the result of a trial which hasn't been conducted yet. I suspect it's not possible to delay permanently intubation just by inspiratory muscle training given that in Italy patients ...
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What Should Be The Precautions While taking Care of pneumonia patient?

Pneumonia-causing germs can become airborne and hence spread easily from person to person. While taking care of a patient recovering from pneumonia it is preferred to use a face mask so that there is ...
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