General: Pneumonia moves to BioMedCentral

Pneumonia moves to BioMedCentral  
Posted: 2016-04-07 More...

pneumonia Journal selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuter's new 'Emerging Sources Citation Index'

pneumonia included in new source index from Thomson Reuter's Web of Science.  
Posted: 2015-11-26 More...

Save the date - ISPPD 10


The 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci & Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 10) is taking place on 26-30 June 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Posted: 2015-11-26

General: Now publishing Vol 7 EuroPneumo 2015 Special Abstracts

pneumonia Journal is now publishing Volume 7 in tandem with Volume 6. Volume 7 is a special issue that includes accepted abstracts from the EuroPneumo 2015 meeting, along with a thought-provoking editorial. You can view Volume 7 here.  
Posted: 2015-11-26

Article of the Week

Wavelet augmented cough analysis for rapid childhood pneumonia diagnosis

Recently published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

Posted: 2015-04-14 More...

pneumonia is now publishing in Volume 6


pneumonia is now publishing in Volume 6, 2015.

Posted: 2015-01-28 More...

Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia welcomes UK commitment to fight respiratory illnesses


Last week, the UK Government pledged £31 million to help prevent millions of people dying each year from illnesses caused by cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass cook stoves.

Posted: 2014-11-25 More...

World Pneumonia Day Fast Approaching


World Pneumonia Day

November 12th, 2014

Theme: Universal access for pneumonia prevention and care

Posted: 2014-10-30 More...

pneumonia attends ATS 2014 in San Diego


Visit the pneumonia booth, number 3945, at this years American Thoracic Society Conference in San Diego, May 16-21.

Posted: 2014-05-20 More...

Pneumonia Awareness Week


pneumonia is a proud supporter of Pneumonia Awareness Week (April 28 - May 4), run by the Lung Foundation Australia. 



Posted: 2014-05-05 More...

pneumonia Volume 4


pneumonia is now publishing in Volume 4, 2014.

To submit your paper, go to

Posted: 2014-03-16 More...

pneumonia is a success at ISPPD-9

Day 1 of ISPPD-9 in Hyderabad and already over 500 Volume 3 abstract issues of pneumonia have been handed out to delegates at the meeting.  
Posted: 2014-03-11 More...

pneumonia welcomes new Editorial Board member

pneumonia is very pleased to welcome Professor Daniel Musher as the newest member of the journal’s Editorial Board.

Posted: 2014-01-17 More...

pneumonia joins HINARI

pneumonia has been accepted into the WHO HINARI programme, an important initiative established by the WHO and other major publishers to enable low and middle income countries access to the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.  
Posted: 2014-01-15 More...

Professor Antoni Torres receives award for Professional Excellence 2013


Professor Antoni Torres from the University of Barcelona, Spain, was last month awarded the Professional Excellence Award from the College of Physicians Barcelona. This award is an honorary award, recognising the exemplary behaviour of distinguished doctors. The award is a moral recognition, which does not involve any remuneration and recognises professional values in the field of health care, medical education or research.

Professor Torres is a member of the internationally renowned Editorial Board of pneumonia and we congratulate him on this achievement.
Posted: 2013-12-05 More...

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Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and the risk of pneumonia in an ageing general population

In a prospective population based study, Alex Aregbesola and co-researches assessed the levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in an aging, but otherwise healthy population 53-73 years (Mean 62.5 years) and the risk of developing pneumonia. After appropriate multivariable adjustments the data clearly demonstrates, for the first-time, an inverse relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and the risk of an incident of pneumonia. This risk remained after adjustment for a wide range of co-founding risk factors such as age, gender, smoking, education and income.

Posted: 2013-12-03 More...

Article of the Week


Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and the risk of pneumonia in an ageing general population

In a prospective population based study, Alex Aregbesola and co-researches assessed the levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in an aging, but otherwise healthy population 53-73 years (Mean 62.5 years) and the risk of developing pneumonia. After appropriate multivariable adjustments the data clearly demonstrates, for the first-time, an inverse relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and the risk of an incident of pneumonia. This risk remained after adjustment for a wide range of co-founding risk factors such as age, gender, smoking, education and income.

Posted: 2013-12-03 More...

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Mortality differences among hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia in three world regions: results from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) International Cohort Study.

Forest Arnold and colleagues undertook a cohort study of patients hospitalised for community-acquired pneumonia to determine differences in mortality, disease severity, pathogens, co-morbidities and anti-microbial therapy between three regions – USA/Canada, Europe and Latin America. The mean age of subjects was between 61.2 and 70.8 years. Mortality was greatest in Latin America, followed by Europe and then the USA/Canada. Streptococcus pneumonia was the predominant bacterial pathogen across all regions and the predominant causative microbe in the USA/Canada and Europe. Influenza A was the predominant causative agent in Latin America. Differences in co-morbidities and anti-microbial therapies were also reported. This study highlights the need to consider regional differences in the management of community-acquired pneumonia.

Posted: 2013-11-25 More...

Article of the Week


Investigation of a Chlamydia pneumoniae outbreak in a federal correctional facility in Texas

Laura Conklin and colleagues investigate an outbreak of Chlamydia pneumoniae in a male US federal correctional facility in Texas. Outbreaks of C. pneumoniae respiratory infections occur relatively frequently in institutional settings, but are rarely comprehensively studied and reported. This study used qPCR to identify C. pneumoniae as the causative agent and reports a number of findings that can be translated to the management of C. pneumoniae respiratory outbreaks in environments of institutionalised care. 

Posted: 2013-11-13 More...

pneumonia chosen as assigned journal for ISPPD-9

pneumonia is very pleased to announce its acceptance as the assigned journal for the 9th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-9).  
Posted: 2013-10-25 More...

World Pneumonia Day, 12th November, 2013

pneumonia is a proud supporter of World Pneumonia Day 2013.  
Posted: 2013-10-25 More...

Exciting changes to pneumonia's Creative Commons License

pneumonia is pleased to announce an exciting change to its Creative Commons licensing for open access publishing, effective 21st October, 2013.  
Posted: 2013-10-18 More...

Article of the Week


Serotype prevalence and antibiotic resistance to streptococcus pneumoniae clinical isolates among global populations

Using the Tigecycline Evaluation Surveillance Trial, a global antimicrobial surveillance program which began in 2004, Hackel and colleagues report on the seroepidemiology and antibiotic resistance data for streptococcus pneumoniae. The database collects information on clinical isolates from patients with invasive disease globally. An increase in serotype erythromycin and penicillin resistance is reported. There is an increasing incidence of non-vaccine serotypes as well as persistence of some vaccine serotypes.

Posted: 2013-10-01 More...

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Aetiology of paediatric pneumonia after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Mohamed Elemraid and his colleagues, on behalf of the North East of England Paediatric Respiratory Infection Study Group, have compared the aetiology of community acquired  pneumonia before and following the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination program in the UK in 2006 (PCV7) and subsequent introduction of the 13 valent conjugate vaccine in 2010 (PCV13). The children who participated in the study were from North East England. Pneumonia was confirmed radiologically following a standardised clinical assessment. Causative pathogens were identified by blood culture, PCR and specific antibody tests. Viruses were identified as the most common cause of pneumonia in these children post PCV introduction. However, in those children who presented with bacterial pneumonia, non-PCV7 vaccine serotypes predominated. The authors conclude that continued surveillance to monitor for the emergence of serotype replacement is needed.

Posted: 2013-09-23 More...

Article of the Week


Current concepts in host – microbe interaction leading to pneumococcal pneumonia


This excellent review written by Joshua Vernatter and Liise-Anne Pirofski addresses the complex host-pathogen interactions by which the pneumococcus can progress from simple colonisation to invasive disease and pneumonia. The roles of immune inflammatory responses in the pathogenesis of disease are discussed and the modulation of these responses suggested as an adjunct therapy to current interventions. The review is informed by comprehensive and current literature. 

Posted: 2013-08-26 More...

Article of the Week


A 4-Year Surveillance of Device-associated Nosocomial Infections in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Recep Tekin and colleagues report that over a 4 year period in Turkey, the rate of hospital acquired infection in a neonatal intensive care unit was 8.3% (7.69/1000 patient days). Ventilator associated pneumonia was the most frequent (13.1%) device-associated infection. Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were the most frequently cultured micro-organisms from blood.

Posted: 2013-08-06 More...

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Impact of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on pneumonia hospitalisations and mortality amoung adults in northern Miyagi, Japan: a multicentre observational study

Hisayoshi Daito and colleagues observed a dramatic increase in pneumonia hospital admissions and deaths within 3 weeks after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma City, Japan. The majority of these events occurred in people greater than 65 years of age and were not related to near drowning. Whilst the exact cause of the increase in pneumonia cases post-earthquake was not detrmined, the authors suggest age, stress and living conditions were major risk factors.  

Posted: 2013-06-28 More...

Article of the Week


A prospective study of causes of febrile illness requiring hospitalization in children in Cambodia

This study authored by Kheng Chheng and colleagues, provides an extensive database on the microbial causes of febrile illness in Cambodia. In addition, anti-microbial susceptibility and co-morbidities associated with morality were documented. This was a large study with 1225 episodes of febrile illness reported in 1180 children. Of the 69 children who died, pneumonia was the major contributor (27.5%) Lower respiratory tract infections predominated in children between 28 days and 5 years of age.  

Posted: 2013-06-03 More...

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Determining the burden of secondhand smoke exposure on the respiratory health of Thai children


The role of passive smoking in respiratory disease is now well established. This well designed study by Charoenca and team, examined acute lower respiratory illness (including pneumonia) in 462 children less than 5 years of age who were exposed to second hand smoke. The study was conducted in Bangkok, Thailand. The authors concluded that children exposed to second hand smoke were at nearly 4 times greater risk of developing acute respiratory conditions. The authors advocate the introduction of public health and education initiatives to reduce the exposure of second hand smoke in Thailand.  


Posted: 2013-05-16 More...

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A 4 Year Prospective Study to Determine Risk Factors for Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children in Southern China

Qingli Zhang and colleagues undertook a four year prospective study in the Greater Suzhou Area and the immediate surrounding region in Southern China, to determine risk factors for severe community acquired pneumonia that required admission to a paediatric intensive care unit. Seven hundred and seven children aged one month to less than five years were studied. None had received influenza, conjugated pneumococcal or conjugated Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccines. Both viruses (38%) and bacteria (23%) from deep endotracheal aspirates were detected. Using single factor analysis, high admission respiratory rate, signs of discomfort, cyanosis and anaemia were associated with respiratory failure and fatality. Using multivariate analysis, only co-morbidities correlated with fatality. There was no correlation with the microbe isolated in the aspirate sample. 

Posted: 2013-04-30 More...

Article of the Week


Pneumococcal diagnosis and serotypes in childhood community-acquired pneumonia


An excellent report by Mohamed Elemraid and team, documenting the presence (by polymerase chain reaction [PCR]) of pneumococcal infections and where possible serotype in 160 children ≤ 16 years of age with radiologically confirmed pneumonia. This study was conducted in the UK, prospectively, from 2009-2011. As expected, PCR significantly improved the detection in the blood cultures of pneumococcal infection (21.6% versus 6%). All serotypes detected were non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-7 (PCV-7) but were pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-13 (PCV-13) vaccine types. PCV-7 was introduced into the UK in 2006 and was replaced by PCV-13 in 2013. 


Posted: 2013-04-16 More...

Pneumonia news

Up coming conferences  
Posted: 2013-03-19 More...

Pneumonia Progress Report 2012

Read the 2012 Pneumonia Progress Report published by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  
Posted: 2013-03-12 More...

pneumonia volume 2


pneumonia is now accepting submissions for Volume 2, 2013. 

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Posted: 2013-02-06 More...

World Pneumonia Day November 12


November 12 is World Pneumonia Day, which aims to raise awareness, as well as generate action to prevent and combat pneumonia.

World Pneumonia Day

Posted: 2012-10-12 More...

pneumonia journal archived into National Library of Australia records

The National Library of Australia has included pneumonia in PANDORA, Australia's selective Web Archive system.   
Posted: 2012-07-05 More...

Launch of pneumonia at ISPPD Iguaçu Falls


pneumonia was recently promoted at the 8th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) Iguaçu Falls Brazil.


Posted: 2012-05-16 More...

pneumonia receives an ISSN


pneumonia has now received an ISSN from the Australian ISSN Agency of the National Library of Australia (ISSN: 2200-6133).

Posted: 2012-05-16 More...
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