Navigating the Risks of Year-Round Respiratory Viruses

Respiratory viruses all year round

Gone are the days when respiratory viruses like the flu and the common cold were solely a concern during the brisk British autumn and winter months. This shift in the seasonal pattern of these illnesses may have left you puzzled and concerned, especially if you or your loved ones seem to be falling ill outside…

Nebulised Antibiotics in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Man with bronchiectasis using nebulised antibiotics

Bronchiectasis, a chronic lung condition characterised by widened and damaged airways, can be a challenging beast to tame. But here’s a ray of hope – nebulised antibiotics. They’ve emerged as a game-changer, especially for those with non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis. This article looks into the world of nebulised antibiotics like Colomycin, Gentamicin, Aztreonam, Tobramycin, and…

Pneumonia’s Varying Guises: From the Home to the ICU

Pneumonia patient in the ICU

Introduction Pneumonia. Sounds rather familiar, doesn’t it? However, before you muse over that nasty bout you battled last winter, brace yourself! The vast world of pneumonia is not just limited to a solitary type. From its origins to the cheeky bugs causing it, let’s navigate through the winding alleys of different types of pneumonia: community-acquired,…

ESKAPE: Emerging Multi-Drug Resistant Pneumonia Pathogens!

Emerging multi-drug resistant pneumonia pathogens

Introduction There’s a storm brewing on the horizon of healthcare, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Emerging multi-drug resistant pathogens causing pneumonia are rearing their heads, and among them, the ESKAPE group is leading the rebellion. Ready for a closer look? The ESKAPE pathogens Acinetobacter Pneumoniae: The Silent Usurper Epidemiology Risks and Mortality Pseudomonas…

Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive Guide

Tuberculosis

Introduction to Tuberculosis Tuberculosis, often referred to as TB, is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This ancient and notorious disease has plagued humanity for centuries, leaving behind a trail of suffering and death. Despite advancements in medicine and healthcare, tuberculosis remains a significant global health concern, particularly in resource-limited regions. Epidemiology…

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