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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

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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Is the antibiotic that is generally considered to be the best medication for treating hypostatic pneumonia also the best medication for treating sepsis?

Is the antibiotic that is generally considered to be the best medication for treating hypostatic pneumonia also the best medication for treating sepsis?

Depends: Totally depends upon findings on cultures. Sepsis is a very serious condition and if you had it, you would know it and most likely be in the hospital. ...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

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What are the causes of pneumonia? Treatment of pneumonia?

Infection/antibiotic: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Somethings which predispose to pneumonia include impaired cough (which may happen after surgery or after something like a stroke, weakened immune system, which may be seen with things like cancer chemo, or chronic lung disease. Treatment is antibiotics, support like supplemental oxygen if needed and time. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for community acquired pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Depends on what kind of pneumonia. My room the menu simply have to run their course most of the time. Bacterial pneumonia can be treated with a variety of different anabiotic's depending on which pneumonia is prevalent in your area. ...Read more

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Can a young adult die from pneumonia if they receive treatment late?

Can a young adult die from pneumonia if they receive treatment late?

Unfortunately yes: But they can ALSO die if they receive treatment early. Despite best medical effort, if the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic, or if it is a virus that doesn't respond to abx, then a patient may die from severe pneumonia because the lungs are unable to bring oxygen to the blood. I hope this hasn't already happened to someone you know! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aspiration pneumonia?

What is the treatment for aspiration pneumonia?

Antibiotics: This is usually a mixed bacterial infection which is slowly progressive and treated with penicillin, clindamycin, and a host of other antibiotics depending upon the doctor's preference. Prolonged therapy may be necessary. It is also important to determine the cause of the aspiration, so that recurrence is minimized and that the primary problem is dealt with. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia?

What is the treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia?

Support and meds: Pcp pneumonia is treated like other pneumonia, specifically support including oxygen or mechanical ventilation if needed. Antibiotics specifically targeting pcp for example bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). In pcp pneumonia that is associated with HIV disease, steroids for their antiinflammatory effect are also helpful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for interstitial pneumonia?

Depends on cause: The term is one which applies to the radiologic appearance, and not the actual causative agent. This may be viral, or other atypical pneumonias, or may actually not be due to infection. Diagnosis through history, physical and labs is essential to choosing appropriate management. ...Read more

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Diagnosed by UTI and pneumonia. What is the best treatment for both?

Diagnosed by UTI and pneumonia. What is the best treatment for both?

Antibiotics: Uti is a urinary infection. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. These are typically treated with an antibiotic. Some antibiotics or a combination will treat both common lung and urinary infections. But, as it would require a physician or health provider to prescribe an antibiotic it would be best to see one to select the best choice for you if they feel indicated for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Docs, could a healthy adult recover from pneumonia without treatment?

Not advised: Although it is not impossible to beat a bacterial pneumonia without treatment, this disease killed many before the advent of antibiotics. Antibiotics are the standard of care for this disease. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Cough: Sometimes just takes time to get better but sometimes after an infection the airway is very sensitive and requires inhalers to help calm down the cough. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can Be: Breathing treatment with broncho dilator e.g. Albuterol can help. You may not need steroid nebulizer treatment. If your child has her own neb machine, I am sure she has a diagnosis of asthma, so albuterol neb treatment will be good. Pneumonia itself is a triggering factor for asthma flare up. Continue the antibiotic if given by the pediatrician. ...Read more