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Pneumonia, Croup syndrome, acute bronchiolitis, acute bronchitis and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) may be included in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), because lower respiratory tract is cited as a region which includes larynx and below.
As the pandemic evolves, perhaps we may see more cases with florid infection in the lower respiratory tract and not so much virus in the upper respiratory tract," said Dr.
Genetic variability of human coronavirus OC43-, 229E-, and NL63-1ike strains and their association with lower respiratory tract infections of hospitalized infants and immunocompromised patients.
After excluding patients with chronic lung disease or clinically suspected pneumonia, antibiotics provide little or no benefit for patients with cough and lower respiratory tract symptoms, including those with fever and green sputum.
Also, the relative proportion of lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and sepsis became increasingly higher as kidney function decreased.
Hence, this study was undertaken to estimate the vitamin A level in children from 6 months to 6 years with lower respiratory tract infection and gastroenteritis.
Contract notice: Care of the insured the dak health with inhalation devices for the lower respiratory tract (pg 14).
The company said respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections and the leading viral cause of severe lower respiratory tract disease in infants and young children globally, with projected annual infection and mortality rates of 64 million and 160,000, respectively.
Medical Center and one in Denver who were hospitalized with severe lower respiratory tract infections whose nasopharyngeal swabs were negative for influenza A by rapid tests but who had endotracheal aspirates positive for the novel H1N1 virus by culture and polymerase chain reaction.
In addition to many more patients with novel H1N1 presenting with lower respiratory tract infection than physicians are accustomed to encountering with seasonal influenza, physicians can also expect to see lots more patients with a prominent gastrointestinal presentation, she said.
With lower respiratory tract infections, the researchers noted, it is difficult to distinguish between acute bronchitis, for which antibiotics are not recommended, and early pneumonia, for which antibiotics are recommended, without chest radiography, which is unavailable at many practices.
The superior efficacy of inhaled versus intranasal zanamivir is referenced as support for the idea that the lower respiratory tract is the preferred site of influenza infection; however, 1 study cited is insufficiently powered, and the other 2 do not compare the intranasal and inhaled routes (5-7).
For lower respiratory tract infections, pediatricians favored macrolides (about 58% of prescriptions) and beta-lactamase inhibitors (39%).
In children ETS exposure affects the upper and the lower respiratory tract.
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