BMC Infectious Diseases is calling for submissions to our Collection, Burden of lower respiratory tract infections in older adults.
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) represent a significant global health challenge, particularly among older adults. These infections, which encompass a wide range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, can lead to severe complications and increased morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population.
Advancing our collective understanding of the burden of lower respiratory tract infections in older adults is of paramount importance for several compelling reasons. The global population is aging rapidly, and with this demographic shift comes an increased vulnerability to infectious diseases. By comprehensively investigating the complexities of LRTIs in this demographic, we can implement targeted and effective preventive strategies, optimize treatment modalities, and ultimately reduce the impact of these infections on public health and healthcare systems.
This Collection aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the burden of LRTIs in older adults, exploring various aspects such as epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, diagnostics, treatment strategies and preventive measures. We welcome research exploring, but not limited to:
- The epidemiology of LRTIs in older adults
- The impact of age-related factors on respiratory infections
- Mortality patterns in LRTIs among older adults
- The role of vaccinations in preventing LRTIs in older populations
- Geriatric-specific strategies for LRTI management
- Novel approaches to diagnosing LRTIs in older adults
- Healthcare-associated lower respiratory infections in long-term care facilities
- Antimicrobial resistance in LRTIs: implications for older populations
- Advancing therapeutic interventions for LRTIs in older adults
- Initiatives for preventing LRTIs in older adults
This collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being
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