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  • The Real Story: COVID in Connecticut

    HARTFORD, Conn. — We continue our conversation on COVID in Connecticut with Dr. Albert Ko, Yale School of Public Health. What are we learning about vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and COVID? We’re hearing more and more about vaccinated people getting sick- what are doctors seeing?

    Source: Fox61
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  • How to Prep for the Coronavirus at Home

    Just a week ago, the first “community spread” of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the United States: a woman in Northern California who hadn’t been exposed to anyone known to have the virus.

    Source: Healthline
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  • Resist the Script: Antibiotic Overuse in Pneumonia — An Expert Roundtable

    Become educated about the role of climate change. Increases in coccidioidomycosis, avian influenza, Hantavirus, and aspergillosis have all been noted to increase in areas with changes in ambient temperature or rainfall.7 The old and young may be more susceptible to rapid changes in conditions. Climate change has already been found to increase rates of COPD and asthma, which increase the risk for infection.

    Source: PulmonologyAdvisor
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  • Q&A: New CPIRT director on lung infections, antibiotics, and climate change

    This summer, the new Yale Center for Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment (CPIRT) held its first meeting, with the goal of breathing fresh air into the science of lung infection. Conceived by associate professor Dr. Charles Dela Cruz as a cross-disciplinary hub for investigators, CPIRT brings together innovative minds from basic, translational, and clinical research areas across Yale. The center’s ultimate aim is to develop better treatments for both acute and chronic ailments — from pandemic flu to emphysema — that are affected by lung infections.

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  • No Drop in VAP Rates, Study Contends

    Contrary to previously reported numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ventilator-assisted pneumonia (VAP) rates have not declined, but have remained near 10% since 2005, according to data from the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS).

    Source: Medscape
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  • Infections Linked to Hospital Respirators Still Pose Risks to Patients

    A new report out of the University of Connecticut is raising concern about hospital-acquired infections from respirators. The paper looked at VAP or ventilator-associated pneumonia. That's an infection acquired in a hospital after a patient is put on a respirator, which can increase the length of stay, costs, and mortality.

    Source: wnpr Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas
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