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Lungs and Respiration :
Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs usually caused by an infection. Pneumonia often follows infection of the upper respiratory tract, and the main symptoms are fever, chills, pain in the chest, and labored breathing. Untreated, pneumonia can be deadly.

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A Simple Breath Test Can Now Detect Critically-Ill Patients at Risk for Pneumonia
If a critically ill patient is infected with pneumonia, a simple breath test can now detect it. Chemically analyzing breath specimens from patients in.....
Risk Of Mortality and Hospitalization in Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) increases the risk of long-term morbidity and mortality compared to those who have never had CAP, shows a Canadian .....
Bronchitis If Not Treated Properly can Lead to Serious Conditions Like Pneumonia
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to the lungs. It is a serious condition of the lower re.....
Respiratory Viruses Most Common Cause of Pneumonia in Children
Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, revealed a multicent.....
Corticosteroid Methylprednisolone Reduces Treatment Failure Among Patients With Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia
The use of the corticosteroid methylprednisolone, as compared to placebo, decreased treatment failure among patients with severe community-acquired pn.....


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