Navigation Links
New approach to treating cystic fibrosis lung infection shows promise
Date:9/22/2008

Toronto, ON (September 22, 2008) Researchers at the University of Calgary have found a new method of fighting severe lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). These findings are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, this week.

Communities of bacteria grow in the lungs of people with CF. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium found in these communities and is often associated with severe lung infections. Pseudomonas represents a constant and ever present threat to the health of people with CF.

Dr. Michael Surette, Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and his team, working with Dr. Harvey Rabin and the Calgary Adult CF Clinic have found that a group of previously overlooked and often undetected bacteria in these communities, the Streptococcus milleri group (SMG), compounds the danger of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Currently, doctors have treated Pseudomonas with antibiotics, however, the Pseudomonas family of bacteria is increasingly becoming resistant to treatment. Dr. Surette's research shows clinical benefit simply by treating SMG, and thereby disrupting the bacterial community.

Doctors at the Calgary Adult CF Clinic (Foothills Hospital) have already tested this new approach successfully, with patients admitted to hospital with severe lung infections. People treated with SMG-targeted therapies quickly returned to a stable state.

"This is important new information," said Dr. Michael Surette. "In our small patient group, the laboratory findings have been used to guide treatment, with positive results."

The research project, funded by the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, has led to a real alternative to combating severe lung infections in persons with CF. Early study results show that it may also be a treatment option for individuals with chronic lung infections unrelated to CF.

"These findings underline the importance of supporti
'/>"/>

Contact: Sagal Ali
sali@cysticfibrosis.ca
416-485-9149
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Layered approach may yield stronger, more successful bone implants
2. Selexis Announces Advanced Approach to Maximize Power of Genetic Elements for Rapid Development of High Performance Cell Lines
3. Book on weeds and invasive plants discusses how to manage them using ecological approaches
4. New thoracic imaging approach can pinpoint underlying venous problems
5. Gold nanorods shed light on new approach to fighting cancer
6. Deadlines for 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium fast approaching
7. New approach builds better proteins inside a computer
8. Raydiance collaborates with Rutgers, MTF to develop innovative tissue processing approaches
9. New approach for attacking lupus identified
10. Scientists outline novel approach to ecosystem management
11. MIT applies engineering approach to studying biological pathways
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/twhjll/biometrics_market ) has ... in the APAC Region 2015-2019"  report to their ... in this market is advances in technology. With ... upgrade biometric solutions to the latest standard that ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... ST. PAUL, Minn. , Dec. 10, 2014 ... in wireless physiologic monitoring, has released a new ... changing needs of preclinical toxicology researchers. M series, ... to help toxicologists collect the best possible physiologic ... studies. Adding functional endpoints to toxicology ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today ... its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 million ... that will be publicly launched next summer. ... the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, ... will begin immediately with plans to be ready to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4
... The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has ... largest marine protected area a California-sized ocean wilderness ... by over-fishing and climate change. The Phoenix Islands ... intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems, consisting of eight coral ...
... invasive species in temperate forests across the United States, ... ecosystem diversity. University of Illinois ecologist Adam Davis has ... research tests he believes will be able to predict ... introduced into a forested area that will help reduce ...
... YORK (FEBRUARY 13, 2008) The Wildlife Conservation Society ... 5,000 mile-long genetic corridor from Bhutan to Burma that ... The corridor, first announced at the United Nations on ... largest block of tiger habitat left on earth. ...
Cached Biology News:World's largest marine protected area created in Pacific Ocean 2World's largest marine protected area created in Pacific Ocean 3Predicting the perfect predator 2Predicting the perfect predator 3'Genetic corridors' are next step to saving tigers 2'Genetic corridors' are next step to saving tigers 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... “Preparative & Process Chromatography Market by ... Solvents, Buffers, Valves, Guages, Seals), Accessories, Services, End ... to 2019” provides a detailed overview of the ... and strategies impacting the preparative and process chromatography ... the revenue and share analysis. , Full ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 According ... the Long Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national office ... but steady recovery. This is evidenced by the third ... strong stock market. Low energy costs have held inflation ... The only negative is the housing market remaining soft. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 China Biologic Products, Inc. ... leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in ... majority-owned subsidiary, Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co. Ltd., ... the China Food and Drug Administration (the "CFDA") ... previously disclosed in the Company,s public filings, the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and NEW YORK , Dec. 23, ... open-label pilot study of mazindol in children with attention ... Therapy in December 2014 . The ... children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder" ( Konofal et al, ... Dec 1;8:2321-2332. eCollection 2014 ) shows that mazindol ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3China Biologic Receives GMP Certification for New Coagulation Factor Facility 2China Biologic Receives GMP Certification for New Coagulation Factor Facility 3Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 2Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 3
... BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BFRE), a ... through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, ... biorefinery to Fulton, Mississippi. , (Logo: ... awarded a $40 million dollar grant from the U.S. ...
... ... indicated that receiving earlier seasonal flu shot can double the risk of ... the World Health Organization and delays in the flu shot program in ... about the safety and efficacy of all flu shots along with the ...
... LES ULIS, France, October 14 , ... Excimer System for,Psoriasis and Vitiligo in the United States , ... manufacturer of solid state lasers,announced today that it has entered ... developer of light-based,systems for medical and cosmetic treatments, for Quantel,s ...
Cached Biology Technology:Department of Energy Grants BlueFire Approval for Site Change 2Department of Energy Grants BlueFire Approval for Site Change 3Department of Energy Grants BlueFire Approval for Site Change 4FluStop natural flu remedy sales increase 700% with confusion about new flu shot study and H1N1 2Quantel Signs a Distribution Agreement With US-based National Biological 2