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Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Cystics, COPD: Patients with cystic fibrosis and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with bronchiecteisis or pathologic dilation of their bronchi are most susceptible to pseudomonas lowere respiratory tract infections. Patients in the hospital on antibiotics are also susceptible to pseudomonas infections. ...Read more

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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

It occurs,: And can be life-threatening but in my experience most of the time that the organism is isolated from respiratory cultures in hospitalized patients, it is a colonizer, not the cause of pneumonia. ...Read more

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My coworker has pseudomonas aeruginosa that has caused a corneal ulcer. Should i be worried of contracting it as well?

My coworker has pseudomonas aeruginosa that has caused a corneal ulcer. Should i be worried of contracting it as well?

No : Assuming your coworker is not rubbing her infected eye and then touching surfaces that you touch prior to touching your eyes, the risk is negligable. The bacteria does not have an airborne transmission mode of spread. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

No: Pseudomonas pneumonia is a severe potentially life threatening infection, it require antibiotics and support to care for. There is no scientific evidence to support any herbal supplement that improve outcome. ...Read more

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Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. ...Read more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more

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I have cancer am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

I have cancer am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Probably not: When you have cancer, your immune system is compromised or lower, and this means you are more susceptible to developing an infection. However, it is not specifically to pseudomonas species per se. But, in general, you need to know the cancer type and what the treatment is, since some treatments (like chemotherapy), also decrease your ability to fight off infections effectively. ...Read more

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