Update on Prevention Efforts for Pneumonia Attributed Deaths in Children Under 5 Years of Age
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Purpose of Review
To update the knowledge base and effectiveness of clinical interventions to prevent death from pneumonia.
Integrated management, early identification of danger signs, appropriate care at the appropriate time, and the use of vaccines against respiratory diseases have proven to reduce mortality drastically.
Most deaths in children less than 5 years of age are from pneumonia in resource-limited environments. Effective strategies such as early detection of signs of danger, access to appropriate care in a timely manner, appropriate antibiotics administered early on, the use of Kangaroo mother care, supplementation of zinc, vaccination and community interventions must to be considered in order to reduce the burden of childhood mortality due to respiratory diseases.
KeywordsPediatric pneumonia Signs of danger Pediatric morbidity Pediatric vaccinations Pediatric antibiotics
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Conflict of Interest
Carlos Arreaza, Dan Arreaza-Kaufman, Jeanette Coriat, Iris Kaufman, and Fernando Stein declare no conflict of interest.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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