Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Director's Comments: Child Pneumonia Progress

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Child Pneumonia Progress. The transcript is also available.

Home treatment of children with pneumonia was found to be as safe and effective as in a hospital, reported an international study recently published in The Lancet. The research has widespread implications for the treatment of pneumonia in developing nations where the standard of care is to hospitalize children with the illness. About two million children die from pneumonia annually, which is one of every five of the 10 million who die from all illnesses worldwide every year. About one child dies from pneumonia every four minutes...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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