Special Issue "Pneumonia: Pathogenesis, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Interests: respiratory tract infections; emerging infections; vaccines; antibiotic therapy
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Pneumonia remains a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, even in industrialized countries. Over the last five years, several international guidelines have been updated with new evidence concerning the incidence, etiology and management of pneumonia, but there are still some major problems in standardization. The definition of pneumonia varies widely worldwide depending on whether chest radiography is used or not; furthermore, although chest radiography is still the main means of confirming a clinical suspicion of pneumonia in everyday practice, its diagnostic accuracy is limited by significant intra- and inter-observer differences in interpreting plain chest radiographs. Moreover, in terms of therapy, the first-line antimicrobial approach varies from country to country, and there is no clear consensus concerning second-line treatment. Furthermore, preventive possibilities using vaccines appeared able to decrease pneumonia incidence, but recommendations on vaccines use are different from country to country. The main aim of this Special Issue is to consider the available data concerning the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pneumonia in children and adults, highlighting results coming from recent researches that appear associated with cost-effectiveness benefits in patients’ management.
Prof. Dr. Susanna Esposito
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- antibiotic therapy
- lower respiratory tract infection
- molecular diagnostics
- respiratory infection