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What are my grandfather's chances of surviving pneumonia at 79yr?

What are my grandfather's chances of surviving pneumonia at 79yr?

Good if healthy: If he has been otherwise quite well, and if the pneumonia is not severe, his chances of surviving with timely treatment with antibiotics is very good. If he has other complicating medical problems and is debilitated, then the risk of complications is higher. A very severe pneumonia also could be dangerous in an older person. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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Chance of grandfather surviving pneumonia? He is almost 88. He was just in the hospital for a UTI and he went back in after a seizure = new medicine.

Chance of grandfather surviving pneumonia? He is almost 88. He was just in the hospital for a UTI and he went back in after a seizure = new medicine.

QOL: Question would be how otherwise healthy is your grandfather. Why the seizure? History of seizures? Probably better if history of seizures, since people with history of seizures tend to have them when they are sick. Also better if had a seizure secondary to an antibiotic lowering threshold for seizures...Meropenem, etc. On ventilator? ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

DependS: If healthy and under 65 not likely. If not healthy (lung disease, heart disease, on chemo, frequent hospitalization) over age 65 then pneumonia recurrences are higher. Get immunizations (pneumonia, flu, tdap). ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurrence if I had it last month?

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurrence if I had it last month?

Reoccurring pna: Pneumonia may reoccur if bacterial antibiotic resistance occurred or if the reason for the pneumonia was not addressed (i.e. Aspiration of stomach contents). ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

Good: The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60. Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating. ...Read more

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What are the chances for an 11 year old dying from pneumonia?

Depends: Does the kid have normal health prior to the illness? What circumstances led to the pneumonia?What type of pneumonia is it? We routinely see/treat pneumonias in 11 yo as an outpatient.Most have a viral process that self heals, some have other germs that can be worrisome. I have seen influenza & bacterial pneumonia almost kill a kid, but illness that bad is quite rare. ...Read more

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Does taking omeprozole increase chances of getting pneumonia ?

Does taking omeprozole increase chances of getting pneumonia ?

Highly unlikely: If anything, omeprazole may decrease the incidence of pneumonias that are related to acid reflux. Cannot find evidence of other possible causes of pneumonia due to this class of drugs. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival of someone with pneumonia and sepsis?

What are the chances of survival of someone with pneumonia and sepsis?

Depends: There are many factors that survival depends on. These include other medical conditions, rapidity to treatment, the specific pathogen causing the sepsis, ability to use certain medications (e.g. Allergy restrictions), social history (smoking, drugs), etc. ...Read more

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