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Pneumonia rates linked to hospital ventilators have not dropped

16/11/2016

Contrary to data published by the Centers for Disease Control, ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in hospital intensive care units have not declined significantly since 2005, according to a new study out of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
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Scientists develop tissue-engineered model of human lung and trachea

16/11/2016

Scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract. The study was published this week in the online version of the journal "Tissue Engineering".
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Immune cell insight offers hope for tackling deadly lung condition

04/11/2016

Fresh insights into a life-threatening lung condition triggered by blood poisoning could signal a new approach to treating the disease, researchers found. Scientists have found that a drug, which targets key immune cells, could help to curb excessive inflammation in the lungs that is linked to the condition.
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Antibody function may help keep tuberculosis infection under control

04/10/2016

A study led by investigators from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard finds evidence that antibody protection may help control infection with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).
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Increased risk of pneumococcal pneumonia with hospital admission

19/09/2016

A study shows that adults admitted to hospital during school holidays are 38 percent more likely to have pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) than those admitted during term time.
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