Navigation Links
Ear infection superbug discovered to be resistant to all pediatric antibiotics
Date:10/16/2007

Medical Center, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in 2000 introduced Prevnar (pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine), which reduced the incidence of pneumonia and meningitis by at least 69 percent, and difficult to treat ear infections by 24 percent as well, researchers said.

While tetanus is caused by a single strain of bacteria, S pnemoniae seeks to evade the human immune system by coating itself in 90 variations of sugar capsule that mimic human cell coatings. Seven of these capsule variations, the most common in children and adults, were included in the 2000 version of Prevnar to create immunity against them. The 19A strain is named after its sugar capsule type, which is not among the seven in Prevnar. With the most common seven strains knocked down by Prevnar, the next several most common, including 19A, filled the vacuum. Physicians in the US then barraged kids with antibiotics, often unnecessarily, Pichichero said. That created evolutionary pressure in favor of the bacteria most able to resist antibiotics.

The 19A strain, for example, has developed resistance to every antibiotic approved by the FDA for use in children with ear infections (18 antibiotics). Having anticipated this problem, Wyeth began working on a vaccine that would also protect against the next six most common strains of S. pnemoniae, including 19A, almost as soon as it got approval for the original vaccine. Even if all goes well, however, the 13-strain vaccine is not expected before 2010.

In the current study, two pediatricians used tympanocentisis to identify S pneumoniae strains that caused ear infections in children between September 2003 and June 2005. All the children had received the Prevnar vaccine. Among 1815 children, aged 6 to 36 months, in whom otitis media was diagnosed, tympanocentesis was performed in 212, yielding 59 cases of S pneumoniae infection and 9 cases infected with a serotype 19A strain resistant to all FDA-approved antibiotics for use in children.
'/>"/>

Contact: Greg Williams
Greg_Williams@urmc.rochester.edu
University of Rochester Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
2. Gay capital reeling with rising HIV infection
3. And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!
4. And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!
5. Tattoos may significantly increase risk of hepatitis C infection
6. Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.
7. Ear infection- a new treatment
8. Vaccine Reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in Children
9. Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections
10. Antibodies to fight HIV infection.
11. Acne may protect against infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can ... in the brain and are a classic sign ... investigators conducting a clinical trial in Australia. , ... in an oral presentation at the Alzheimer,s Association ... were invited by conference organizers to participate in ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... A Xarelto lawsuit webpage has ... provide consumers with the most current information regarding serious ... blood-thinning medication, as well as the growing number ... the country. The law firm is now offering free ... life-threatening internal bleeding and related complications while using Xarelto, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 If Dr. Lawrence Power ... has just launched at http://www.HealthYourself101.com will expand people’s ... , Power has set out to provide a health ... that’s actually – dare we say it? – entertaining to ... Power, “aims to engage the remote learner – the solitary ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 13, 2014 According to the new ... Systems, Airborne Systems, and Naval Systems) - Global Forecasts ... Security and Surveillance Radar market are estimated to be ... a CAGR of 5.97% to reach $8.61 billion by ... with 47 figures spread through 161 pages and in-depth ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 The Passenger Information System ... 2013 to $20,341.36 million by 2019, at an expected ... 2019. , The public transport infrastructure in North America ... available in almost every corner of the region. The ... of public transport service providers are driving the North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference 2Health News:Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference 3Health News:Xeralto Lawsuit Page Launched By Wright & Schulte LLC To Provide Information On Potential For Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects, Growing Litigation 2Health News:Xeralto Lawsuit Page Launched By Wright & Schulte LLC To Provide Information On Potential For Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects, Growing Litigation 3Health News:Xeralto Lawsuit Page Launched By Wright & Schulte LLC To Provide Information On Potential For Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects, Growing Litigation 4Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 3Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 4Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... the decline in lung function in patients with chronic ... the TORCH (TOwards a Revolution in COPD Health) study ... ,The study of 6,112 patients from 42 ... had a slower rate of lung function decline compared ...
... threatening to completely wipe out wild relatives of plants such ... by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ... years as many as 61 percent of the 51 wild ... potato species analyzed could become extinct as the result of ...
... Davis campuses of the University of California has found that ... free-floating virus. ,The researchers hope that this technique ... a pan of water over a flame or single burner ... developing nations will soon be able to more safely feed ...
... Recent research suggests that inhaling straight oxygen can harm the ... affects. ,Published in the edition ... in the face of national guidelines for medical practice and ... mix to preserve brain function in patients. ...
... rigorous U.S. trial comparing two traditional operations for stress ... urologists and urogynecologists supported by the National Institutes of ... more women achieve dryness than the Burch technique. ... a meticulous, relatively long-term comparison of these common surgeries ...
... A new study has revealed that women diagnosed with ... already exercise , then they should continue exercising, ... ,Ohio State University researchers analysed 500 women, who ... activity, and more specifically the intensity and amount of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drug Treatment Slows Decline in Lung Function in COPD Patients 2Health News:Climate Change Threatening to Wipe Out Wild Relatives of Key Crops 2Health News:Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study 2Health News:Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study 3Health News:UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain 2Health News:UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain 3Health News:Sling Surgery Better Than Burch for Treating Stress Incontinence in Women 2Health News:Sling Surgery Better Than Burch for Treating Stress Incontinence in Women 3Health News:Exercise may Help Breast Cancer Patients to Lead a Healthy Life 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VAPETEK™, ... a vegetable-glycol solution for use in portable vaporizers, ... the active ingredients in cannabis, cannabidiol offers consumers ... vaporizer devices, and other vaporizer technology. ... Cannabis naturally contains 483 different compounds which are ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , July 11, 2014 ... component of pharmaceutical marketing and, consequently, organizations are ... specifically for patients. As part of ... learned it,s important to educate, communicate and engage ... from disease awareness to patient empowerment. By mapping ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 The consumer marketing ... across industry sectors to better identify winning tools ... to engage with and understand consumers, as new ... make critical purchasing decisions. According ... LLC, one area where organizations can observe a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VAPETEK Releases CBD-Infused eLiquid For The Consumer Market 2New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2New Technologies Transforming Consumer Marketing Research Playbook 2
One channel transcranial Doppler...
Locates flow easily, and identifies flow depth and direction for multiple vessels simultaneously....
... an advanced Doppler system that allows non-invasive ... body. This method of measurement is particularly ... blood to the brain. , ,TCD is ... problems such as vasospasm and intracranial stenosis. ...
Swiss Watchmaker Forceps, 4" extra-long precision ground points....
Medicine Products: