Pneumonia prevention

Pointers for the prevention of pneumonia | York Press

Calf pneumonia or bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a complex multifactorial disease typically seen in housed young calves. BRD causes inflammation and damage to the lungs and airways that is often irreversible. Now is the time to start planning your pneumonia prevention strategy before housing and before inclement weather arrives. There are many viruses and […]

Pneumonia prevention

Probiotic flops for the prevention of ventilator-assisted pneumonia

For critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), administration of a probiotic failed to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a multinational randomized trial showed. In an analysis of over 2,500 mechanically ventilated patients, the incidence of VAP was 21.9% in the group receiving a Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (L. rhamnosus GG) probiotic and 21.3% in […]

Pneumonia symptoms

Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is a lung infection that can range from mild to so severe that you need to go to a hospital. This happens when an infection causes the air sacs in your lungs (your doctor will call them alveoli) to fill with fluid or pus. This can prevent you from inhaling enough […]