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Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint Pneumonia Cases

Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint Pneumonia Cases News & Analysis Global Health Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint all deaths. Stroke was the leading cause of Pneumonia Cases death in patients who had hypertension- The sounds in a child’s cough carry informa- related conditions. tion that can be analyzed to more accu- Until recently, hypertension-related dis- rately diagnose pneumonia in resource- eases have been considered rare in coun- poor regions of the world, report Australian tries in sub-Saharan Africa such as Tanza- and Indonesian researchers (Abeyratne UR nia. While not entirely understood, the et al. Ann Biomed Eng. doi:10.1007/s10439- increase in hypertension-related condi- 013-0836-0 [published online June 7, tions may be related to the country’s urban- 2013]). Most pneumonia deaths in children ization and industrialization and associated occur in these regions, where reliable diag- changesindietandlifestyle.Theauthorsrec- nosis of childhood pneumonia is difficult. ommend more attention and funding to ad- The researchers devised an automated dress this health issue. system to analyze coughs and respiratory sounds collected by microphones on pa- tients’ bedside tables. They collected 815 Violence Against Women The number of children who are born with sickle cougheventsfrom91patientswhohadbeen Violence against women is a pervasive cell anemia is increasing around the world, with the admitted to the Sardjito http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint Pneumonia Cases

JAMA , Volume 310 (7) – Aug 21, 2013

Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint Pneumonia Cases

Abstract

News & Analysis Global Health Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint all deaths. Stroke was the leading cause of Pneumonia Cases death in patients who had hypertension- The sounds in a child’s cough carry informa- related conditions. tion that can be analyzed to more accu- Until recently, hypertension-related dis- rately diagnose pneumonia in resource- eases have been considered rare in coun- poor regions of the world, report Australian tries in sub-Saharan Africa such as Tanza- and...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.196982
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Abstract

News & Analysis Global Health Cough Sounds Can Help Pinpoint all deaths. Stroke was the leading cause of Pneumonia Cases death in patients who had hypertension- The sounds in a child’s cough carry informa- related conditions. tion that can be analyzed to more accu- Until recently, hypertension-related dis- rately diagnose pneumonia in resource- eases have been considered rare in coun- poor regions of the world, report Australian tries in sub-Saharan Africa such as Tanza- and Indonesian researchers (Abeyratne UR nia. While not entirely understood, the et al. Ann Biomed Eng. doi:10.1007/s10439- increase in hypertension-related condi- 013-0836-0 [published online June 7, tions may be related to the country’s urban- 2013]). Most pneumonia deaths in children ization and industrialization and associated occur in these regions, where reliable diag- changesindietandlifestyle.Theauthorsrec- nosis of childhood pneumonia is difficult. ommend more attention and funding to ad- The researchers devised an automated dress this health issue. system to analyze coughs and respiratory sounds collected by microphones on pa- tients’ bedside tables. They collected 815 Violence Against Women The number of children who are born with sickle cougheventsfrom91patientswhohadbeen Violence against women is a pervasive cell anemia is increasing around the world, with the admitted to the Sardjito

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 21, 2013

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