Navigation Links
Bacteria from patient's dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia

Patients admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) already are seriously ill, so the last thing they need is a new infection. Unfortunately, statistics show that as many as 25 percent of all patients admitted to the ICU and placed on ventilators develop pneumonia, which can be fatal.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a major cause of infection in the hospital, and studies have shown that this infection can add $40,000 to costs and double the length of stay of the patient in the hospital.

Ironically, it turns out that the patient’s own dental plaque is a major source of germs that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia.

In results to be presented today (March 23, 2007) at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine show that the same bacteria identified in dental plaque of patients when they were admitted to the ICU and placed on ventilators were found later in the lungs from those who subsequently developed pneumonia.

"Our study shows that a strong relationship exists between oral and respiratory pathogens in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia," said Paul Heo, D.D.S., a doctoral student in the UB dental school’s Department of Oral Biology and first author on the study.

"We are saying that if the patients?mouths and teeth aren’t cleaned while they are in the hospital, they may easily develop lung disease."

The presentation is part of a three-year longitudinal, double-blind study funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and headed by Frank A. Scannapieco, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Oral Biology.

The trial aims to determine if swabbing ventilated ICU patients?mouths with a bactericide protects them from developing pneumonia.

In this component, Heo and colleagues concentrated on three strains of suspected pathogens that are r
'"/>

Source:University at Buffalo


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections
2. Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste
3. The Bacterias guide to survival
4. UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss
5. Bacterial genome sheds light on synthesizing cancer-fighting compounds
6. Where Bacteria Get Their Genes
7. Bacteria feed on smelly breath (and feet)
8. New insight into autoimmune disease: Bacterial infections promote recognition of self-glycolipids
9. Bacteria use hosts immune response to their competitive advantage
10. Say what? Bacterial conversation stoppers
11. Bacteria are key to green plastics, drugs
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/24/2014)... YORK , Dec. 23, 2014  Since its launch ... helped thousands of people to eliminate the pain of ... the antiquated system with their own biometrics fused to ... remember usernames and passwords, Hoyos Labs , the ... announced today that it is offering the app for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... consultant, Apollo Robbins for the 2015 International ... Apollo Robbins will be at ... 2015, demonstrating some of his famous theft techniques to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Research and Markets ( ... the "The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... the global digital media watermarking and fingerprinting ... piracy by securely and invisibly embedding identifiable ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):1U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2
... , Bremerhaven, 19 September 2011. Earth warming will presumably ... the South Pacific Ocean. This is the conclusion drawn ... 50-million-year-old clam shells and wood from the Antarctic. The ... also a climate rhythm over the South Pacific during ...
... Taiwan have confirmed a bidirectional relation between schizophrenia and ... a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), ... more likely to develop schizophrenia and those with schizophrenia ... epilepsy. Prior clinical studies have shown a ...
... have shown, for the first time in an animal, that ... parts of the central nervous system. , They subjected rainbow ... a whitening agent in many products including paints, some personal ... industry. They found that the particles caused vacuoles (holes) to ...
Cached Biology News:50-million-year-old clam shells provide indications of future of El Nino phenomenon 2Study finds bidirectional relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy 2
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “Service Quality ... by Product Type & Provider Type - ... defines and segments the market with an ... , Browse 152 market data tables, 19 ... TOC on “Service Quality Management (SQM) and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Inc. (NYSE: MDT ) has submitted ... and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of ... system (including a newly developed catheter) for use ... delivered intravenously to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.   ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and NEW YORK , Dec. ... PTBIW), a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical ... of 3,500,000 shares of common stock, and warrants to ... stock, at an offering price of $4.00 per share ... share exercise price of $5.00, are exercisable immediately, and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... gynecologic disease, announced today that the Company closed ... Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler , ... proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering expenses.  The ... general corporate purposes. Under the terms ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3
... Osteotech, Inc.,(Nasdaq: OSTE ), a leader ... medicine, announced today that the United States Patent ... U.S. Patent No.,5,676,146. The ,146 patent covers mixtures ... a radiopaque material, such as nondemineralized,or partially demineralized ...
... and biotechnology research companies invested a record $58.8,billion ... new life-changing,medicines and vaccines -- an increase of ... the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of,America (PhRMA) and ... coincides,with PhRMA,s 50th anniversary, which it observes today., ...
... China,s State Food and Drug,Administration has approved ... confocal microscope in the Peoples Republic of ... Rochester, New York-based medical device and,information company ... Lucid,s VivaScope(R) reflective confocal microscopes (RCM) ...
Cached Biology Technology:U.S. Patent Office Confirms Validity of Osteotech's U.S. Patent No. 5,676,146 2R&D Spending by U.S. Biopharmaceutical Companies Reaches Record $58.8 Billion in 2007 2R&D Spending by U.S. Biopharmaceutical Companies Reaches Record $58.8 Billion in 2007 3Lucid's VivaScope(R) Reflective Confocal Microscope Approved for Sale in China 2Lucid's VivaScope(R) Reflective Confocal Microscope Approved for Sale in China 3
... Variable Speed Rocker, with 12" x 14" table; ... x 14" table; 220V. The VSR-50 Variable ... for any lab. The VSR-50 provides a rhythmic ... a gentle to vigourous movement. This makes it ...
...
...
...
Biology Products: