An evaluation of oxygen systems for treatment of childhood pneumonia
- Chloramphenicol versus ampicillin plus gentamicin for community acquired very severe pneumonia among children aged 2-59 months in low resource settings: multicentre randomised controlled trial (SPEAR study). Asghar, Rai; Banajeh, Salem; Egas, Josefina; Hibberd, Patricia; Iqbal, Imran; Katep-Bwalya, Mary; Kundi, Zafarullah; Law, Paul; MacLeod, William; Maulen-Radovan, Irene; Mino, Greta; Saha, Samir; Sempertegui, Fernando; Simon, Jonathon; Santosham, Mathuram; Singhi, Sunit; Thea, Donald M.; Qazi, Shamim // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/12/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7635, p80
Objective: To evaluate whether five days' treatment with injectable ampicillin plus gentamicin compared with chloramphenicol reduces treatment failure in children aged 2-59 months with community acquired very severe pneumonia in low resource settings. Design: Open label randomised controlled...
- NeumonÃa no resuelta. Estrategia diagnostica. Rayo, Alfredo Cabrera; Rodríguez, Octavia Plasencia; Burgos, César Quezada; García, Raúl Medellín; Hernández, María Guadalupe Laguna; Asisclo Villagómez Ortiz; Reyes, Raquel Méndez; Gómez, Ricardo Guzmán; León, Sandra Franco // Medicina Interna de Mexico;nov/dic2008, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p418
Acute pneumonia is a serious problem of public health. It was defined as an infectious pulmonary process that generally has a clinical stability in its first days of suitable therapy and disappears from the radiographic infiltrations during the following weeks, as the causal microorganism...
- Clinical signs of pneumonia in children attending a hospital outpatient department in Lesotho. Redd, S. C.; Vreuls, R.; Metsing, M.; Mohobane, P. H.; Patrick, E.; Moteetee, M. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1994, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p113
To determine the value of clinical findings for the diagnosis of pneumonia, we evaluated 950 children who presented with respiratory illness to the outpatient department of the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Maseru, Lesotho. Those children at high risk for pneumonia and a systematically selected...
- Microbiologic Testing in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Miller, Karl E. // American Family Physician;6/15/2003, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p2616
Discusses the study 'Microbiological Testing and Outcome of Patients With Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia,' by J. Rello et al., from the January 2003 issue of the journal 'Chest.'
- Review of Intensive Care Unit Admissions for Asthma. Richards, Warren; Lew, Cheryl; Carney, Jean; Platzker, Arnold; Church, Joseph A. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1979, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p345
A review of ICU admissions for asthma to the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles was conducted for the period January 1969 through July 1977. The admission rate remained relatively constant during this period. Patients requiring ICU admission tended to be young, intractable severe asthmatics whose...
- Home oxygen for children: who, how and when? Bolfour-Lynn, I. M.; Primhak, R. A.; Show, B. N. J. // Thorax;Jan2005, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p76
This article focuses on specific requirements of home oxygen therapy in children. The prognosis in infancy is usually good; many children only need oxygen for a limited period, although this may be for some years. Almost all children receiving long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) also require...
- Asthma beliefs among mothers and children from different ethnic origins living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. van Dellen, Q. M.; van Aalderen, W. M. C.; Bindels, P. J. E.; Öry, F. G.; Bruil, J.; Stronks, K. // BMC Public Health;2008, Vol. 8, p380
Background: Doctors and patients hold varying beliefs concerning illness and treatment. Patients' and families' explanatory models (EMs) vary according to personality and sociocultural factors. In a multi-ethnic society, it is becoming increasingly significant that doctors understand the...
- Ambulatory pulmonary artery pressure monitoring during sleep and exercise in normal individuals and patients with COPD. // Current Medical Literature: Respiratory Medicine;2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p50
Discusses the abstract of the article 'Ambulatory pulmonary artery pressure monitoring during sleep and exercise in normal individuals and patients with COPD,' by D.A. Raeside, A. Brown, K.R. Patel et al., published in the Number 57, 2002 issue of the 'Thorax' journal.
- Oxygen. // Reactions Weekly;5/21/2011, Issue 1352, p29
The article describes the case of an 86-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who developed respiratory failure during treatment with oxygen.