Search Tag: Respiratory Infections

Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: Vaccines Against Respiratory Infections Reduce Heart Failure Deaths

2020 29 Aug

According to new findings presented at the ESC Congress 2020, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with fewer hospital deaths in heart failure patients.  Approximately 26 million people are affected with heart failure worldwide. It is estimated that one out of five individuals will develop heart failure in their lifetime. Heart failure... Read more

ICU Management

How effective is procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy?

2018 06 Feb

Using biomarkers as a guide to tailor the duration of antibiotic treatment in respiratory infections is an attractive hypothesis assessed in several studies. However, after more than a decade of randomised controlled trials on procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic treatment, the evidence favouring PCT use is still less than compelling due to limitations... Read more

Cardiology Management

17-fold Increase in Risk of Heart Attack Following Respiratory Infections

2017 15 May

New research from University of Sydney shows that the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection. The research is published in Internal Medicine Journal. See Also : Non-O Blood Groups Have Higher Risk of Heart Attack This is the first study to find an association between respiratory... Read more