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Statin use may have a protective effect against pneumonia mortality

A new meta-analysis has found that although statin use is associated with decreased mortality after pneumonia, this effect is weaker in certain subgroups. Statins may have positive effects on inflammation, which is the hallmark feature of pneumonia. Key Point: This new meta-analysis found that statin use is associated with decreased… 

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Hyperglycemia linked to mortality in patients diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in the world. In India, a rise in pneumonia cases is noted during the monsoon season. Impaired immunity due to diabetes is considered to be a predisposing factor for a wide variety of infectious diseases, including pneumonia. Key Point: Patients with diabetes or… 

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