Search Tag: Pneumonia

Using Data to Minimise Pneumonia Risk After Cardiac Surgery

2016 26 Jul

An article published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery identifies a list of 17 patient characteristics that include age, race, smoking habits, and white blood cell count among others, that are associated with developing pneumonia after cardiac surgery. Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after such a surgery and often leads to longer hospital... Read more

Pneumonia Hospitalisation Linked To Increased Risk of CVD

2015 21 Jan

A study which appears in the January 20 issue of  JAMA claims that the hospitalisation of older adults with pneumonia is associated with increased short and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, and suggests that pneumonia is an important risk factor for CVD. Pneumonia affects 1.2 percent of the northern hemisphere's population each year, and... Read more