Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The infection causes inflammation in the air sacs, which are called alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. This page is still under development. Can you help us complete it? Please contact us.
The cystic fibrosis lung is chronically inflamed and often infected by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is a major cause of illness and mortality. Although aerosolization of Tobramycin (antibiotic) into the airway of patients improves outcomes, the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, even those receiving antibiotic therapy, are persistently colonised by P. aeruginosa. Recent studies suggest that the antibiotic resistance […]
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease of the lungs caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis which is responsible for 1.5 million deaths annually. Treatment for TB requires four antibiotics for a minimum of six months- this long treatment regimen is associated with poor patient compliance and the emergence of drug resistance. Research in the Waddell Group at […]