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High-Dose Vitamin D Reduces Acute Respiratory Infection in Elderly

High-Dose Vitamin D Reduces Acute Respiratory Infection in Elderly

High-dose vitamin D supplementation reduced the incident of acute respiratory infection in older long-term care residents.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Acute Respiratory Infections May Be Reduced With Vitamin D Intake

Acute Respiratory Infections May Be Reduced With Vitamin D Intake

Vitamin D supplementation may prevent acute respiratory tract infections, according to a recent study.

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

A prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluates efficacy of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

NSAIDs Use During Acute Respiratory Infection May Increase Risk of MI

NSAIDs Use During Acute Respiratory Infection May Increase Risk of MI

According to a new 7-year observational study, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during acute respiratory infection may significantly increase the risk of heart attack.

Poor Outcomes Seen With First-Line Treatment of Isoniazid-Resistant TB

Poor Outcomes Seen With First-Line Treatment of Isoniazid-Resistant TB

Literature review and meta-analysis reveal poor treatment outcomes in patients with isoniazid-resistant TB.

Promising Results for Pulmaquin in Treating Lung Infections in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Promising Results for Pulmaquin in Treating Lung Infections in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Two phase 3 trials (ORBIT-3 and ORBIT-4) yielded promising results for Pulmaquin (inhaled ciprofloxacin) in treating patients with non-CF bronchiectasis who have chronic lung infections with P aeruginosa.

COPD in Women Increasing, More Improvement Needed

COPD in Women Increasing, More Improvement Needed

More awareness needed regarding the increasing burden of COPD in women.

Disease Course Slightly Worse With Acute Bacterial LRTI

Disease Course Slightly Worse With Acute Bacterial LRTI

Patients with acute bacterial lower respiratory tract infection have a slightly worse disease course than those without an identified bacterial cause.

COPD Assessment Test Evaluates Interstitial Lung Disease

COPD Assessment Test Evaluates Interstitial Lung Disease

A new study finds that COPD Assessment Test is a predictor of outcome among patients with interstitial lung disease.

No Benefit for Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Mild COPD

No Benefit for Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Mild COPD

Researchers find that oxygen therapy does not help patients in the less severe stages of COPD.

Five-item Questionnaire Can Identify Undiagnosed COPD

Five-item Questionnaire Can Identify Undiagnosed COPD

A five-item questionnaire plus peak expiratory flow can identify undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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