Adams said: The RespiFast RG Panel enables the rapid and reliable detection of a wide number of respiratory pathogens within a single assay, including both viral and bacterial causes of respiratory tract infections
human coronavirus (HuCoV) was shown to contribute to 52% of upper respiratory tract infections
in immunosuppressed patients and was closely associated with multiple infections.
The effect of vitamin D on respiratory tract infection
is controversial, and a major study from New Zeeland published recently in the scientific journal JAMA found that it did not reduce the incidence or severity of viral respiratory tract infections
Washington, October 3 ( ANI ): Some data have suggested a possible inverse association between serum vitamin D levels and the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection
, but a new study found that a monthly dose of 100,000 IU of vitamin D3 in healthy adults did not significantly reduce the incidence or severity of colds.
No other diagnostics test platform has been able to provide this functionality and cost-effectiveness to enable respiratory tract infections
testing at point-of-care", says Dr Aleksi Soini, CEO at ArcDia Ltd.
These findings suggest WUPyV may be a potential pathogenic agent in children with acute respiratory tract infections
Antibiotics are often thought to be the first line treatment in lower respiratory tract infections
Previous research has shown that a C-reactive protein (CRP) test performed in the primary care setting can decrease diagnostic uncertainty about respiratory tract infections
, said Dr.
Evidence on number needed to treat and number needed to harm (if available) from systematic reviews of respiratory tract infections
is presented graphically in Fig.
The researchers from University College London and the British Health Protection Agency calculated that more than 4,000 otitis media, sore throat, or respiratory tract infections
would need to be treated to avert a single complication.
Overall, lower respiratory tract infections
were treated most often with macrolides, followed by fluoroquinolones.
The microbe-host interface in respiratory tract infections