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What is the difference between bronchopneumonia and hypostatic pneumonia. Are the treatments exactly identical?

What is the difference between bronchopneumonia and hypostatic pneumonia. Are the treatments exactly identical?

Pneumonia: Hypostatic pneumonia is usually confined to bedridden people. There is usually a collection of fluid in the lung bases which may have to be drained. Treatment also consists of antibiotics as in broncopneumonia. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis be an antecedent cause of hypostatic pneumonia?

Can monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis be an antecedent cause of hypostatic pneumonia?

Hypostatic pneumonia: Hypostatic pneumonia is a term used to describe fluid accummulation in the lower portions of lungs in bed-ridden individuals (typically elderly). One thing you can do to reduce a pneumonia risk is to have your physician provide you with an early pneumonia shot (pneumovax /ppsv-23) before age 65. ...Read more

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Can hypostatic pneumonia be caused by an infection? Or would this be highly unlikely?

Can hypostatic pneumonia be caused by an infection? Or would this be highly unlikely?

Definition pneumonia: =inflammatory response within lungs; the lung alveoli become filled with fluid/pus (water with many white blood cells) in response to presumed viral or bacterial infection. Hypostatic modifier refers to this occurring within the posterior (dorsal) portions of someones lungs who has been in a supine position for extended periods, e.g. hospital bed. Less activity=less clearance of lung irritants. ...Read more

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Am I write in thinking that although HYPOSTATIC PNEUMONIA is not itself an infection it can be caused by an infection? But can it have other causes?

Am I write in thinking that although HYPOSTATIC PNEUMONIA is not itself an infection it can be caused by an infection? But can it have other causes?

Bedridden immobility: Hypostatic pneumonia comes from shallow breathing while lying in a single position for a long time. Therefore bronchial secretions usually cleared by deep breathing & coughing instead settle by gravity in lower portions of the lung & become seats of infection. Usually in bedridden elderly. Also big reason why activity is encouraged right after major surgery. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What clinical signs are required for a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?

What clinical signs are required for a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?

Excessive lying on b: Hypostatic pneumonia occurs in old and weak patients due to excessive lying in bed. It is the result of collection of fluid in the dorsal area of the lungs
symptoms are
1discomfort or tightness in chest
2shallow breathibg
3cough
4spitting up mucus, sometimes with a little blood
5fever
6cyanosis (blue tinge in skin and mucous membranes)
if not recognized and treated can end in respiratory failure. ...Read more

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I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time). Are there any other causes?

I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time). Are there any other causes?

Yes: Fungal in some cases as well but very unlikely unless immunosuppressed. More likely bacterial or viral. Depending on the facility you may be able to get chest physiotherapy which may assist and possibly reduce the risk of this unfortunate complication developing ...Read more

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Does monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis make the patient more vulnerable to infections, e.G., hypostatic pneumonia? Is monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis capable of transforming into acute leukemia?

Does monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis make the patient more vulnerable to infections, e.G., hypostatic pneumonia? Is monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis capable of transforming into acute leukemia?

No infections in MBL: The definition of mbl is an elevated lymphocyte count with a lack of symptoms or complications. It can transform into cll (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), in which low immunoglobulins and the abnormal b lymphocytes can indeed cause increased infections. Neither of these has been associated with transformation to acute leukemia, although cll can become an aggressive lymphoma. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lingular lobe pneumonia?

What is the treatment of lingular lobe pneumonia?

Pneumonia treatment: Lingular pneumonia is treated with antibiotics, steroids if needed, inhalers, fluids, rest. Hospitalization may be needed depending on how ill the patient is. ...Read more

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Is atrovastatin has any rule in treatment of pneumonia?!

Is atrovastatin has any rule in treatment of pneumonia?!

Prevent, not treat: Some studies (http://thorax. Bmj. Com/content/61/11/957.Full) suggest that diabetics taking Atorvastatin have a lower risk for pneumonia. So perhaps you can "prevent" infection but once you have bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics to treat it. Of course, your doc might have you continue taking Atorvastatin to continue lowering cholesterol & risk for heart disease, even while taking antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pneumonia? My 3 year old niece has it.

What is the treatment for pneumonia? My 3 year old niece has it.

Depends: Some pneumonia is a viral illness and must run it's course. Others are caused by germs that require antibiotics for improvement. Some kids can be treated easily with oral medication while others are so sick they need hospital care. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and treatment for asphyxiation pneumonia?

Can you please describe the effects and treatment for asphyxiation pneumonia?

"aspiration? ": I'm guessing that you probably meant aspiration (not asphyxiation) pneumonia. Asphyxiation essentially means suffocation. Aspiration is when food or bacteria from the mouth gets into the airway and lungs. This can result in inflammation, and about 25% of the time a true infection will develop. Sometimes if there is no infection, we call it "pneumonitis". Antibiotics help if infection. ...Read more

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Is zpack the best treatment for pneumonia?

Is zpack the best treatment for pneumonia?

Perhaps: The choice of an antibiotic for pneumonia depends upon the causative agent of the lung infection and its sensitivities to antibiotics, the potential necessity to hospitalize and treat intravenously, the extent of involvement and the degree to which the patient is compromised, among other factors. Azithromycin is an oral agent which may be effective against, particularly, some atypical pneumonias. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for pneumonia?

What's the treatment for pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for pneumonia?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pneumonia/basics/treatment/con-20020032

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What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

For patients that: Do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what is treatment for pneumonia?

How do I figure out what is treatment for pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Let your doctor do it. There are multiple types of pneumonia, some requiring different treatments than others. If you think you might have pneumonia, seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more