ATS Expert Pitch: Michael Niederman, MD, Available for Comment on Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment

Article ID: 660587

Released: 12-Sep-2016 9:20 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Expert Pitch
  • Credit: Weill Cornell Medicine

    Dr. Michael Niederman, Pneumonia Expert and ATS Member

Over the weekend we learned that presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia. American Thoracic Society (ATS) member and pneumonia expert Michael Niederman, MD, is positioned to speak on the illness and treatment. Dr. Neiderman leads the acute pneumonia working group at ATS.

Key Messages:1. Pneumonia is a common but potentially serious illness that runs a gamut of severity from mild to life threatening2. Although there is a vaccine for pneumonia, it is effective only against certain types, not all pneumonia3. Most patients with community-acquired pneumonia, recover fully and rapidly, and outpatient pneumonia is rarely complicated. Contact Dacia Morris to arrange an interview with our expert at 212-315-8620 or dmorris@thoracic.org.09/12/2016


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