Navigation Links
New Global Study Pinpoints Main Causes of Childhood Diarrheal Diseases, Suggests Effective Solutions
Date:5/13/2013

Baltimore. MD (PRWEB) May 13, 2013

A new international study published today in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of young children globally, after pneumonia. The Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) is the largest study ever conducted on diarrheal diseases in developing countries, enrolling more than 20,000 children from seven sites across Asia and Africa.

GEMS, coordinated by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development, confirmed rotavirus – for which a vaccine already exists – as the leading cause of diarrheal diseases among infants and identified other top causes for which additional research is urgently needed. GEMS found that approximately one in five children under the age of two suffer from moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) each year, which increased children’s risk of death 8.5-fold and led to stunted growth over a two-month follow-up period.

“Until now, comprehensive data on the burden of diarrheal diseases in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa has been limited,” said Dr. Myron M. Levine, GEMS Principal Investigator and Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “By filling critical gaps in knowledge, we hope GEMS will help countries across these two highest-burden regions focus their efforts to improve child health.”

Despite many causes, GEMS found that targeting just four pathogens could prevent the majority of MSD cases. Expanding access to vaccines for rotavirus, the leading cause of MSD among infants at every site, could save hundreds of thousands of lives. Likewise, GEMS data suggests that accelerating research on vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for the three other leading pathogens – Shigella, Cryptosporidium and ST-ETEC, a type of E. coli – could have a similar impact. Prior to GEMS, Cryptosporidium was not considered a major cause of diar
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Canada should play a role in addressing the global cancer epidemic
3. Global cardiology leaders meet in Dubai
4. Global, common approach to pharmaceutical supply chain integrity the focus of workshop
5. International breast health global summit will focus on supportive care and quality of life
6. Scientists rewrite rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study
7. Global CVD leaders call the world to action - 25 by 2025 - from the World Congress of Cardiology
8. Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases launched to tackle killer diseases
9. UCLA researchers combat global disease with a cell phone, Google Maps and a lot of ingenuity
10. New study identifies how information technology is used to solve global health challenges
11. New global report says US lags behind 130 other nations in preterm birth rate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... , ... July 03, 2015 ... ... the sessions and speaker lineup for its 2015 Annual Conference , ... August 6-8, 2015 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 ... ... Noonday Learning Lecture took place on June 25, 2015 at 1:00pm. The Association ... presentation explored issues pertaining to injured bicyclists and practical points of investigating these ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... " Selfie on a Stick ” was featured on NewsWatch as part ... to consumers. Amanda Forstrom, a technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the ... , Almost every smartphone has an incredibly powerful camera built into it. And when ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Dallas, Texas. The opening is ... chain was listed as #22 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in ... located at:, 3701 W. Northwest Highway, STE 430, Dallas, TX 75220 , “We are excited ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Many Fourth of July celebrations ... why Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to promote the proper use ... people go to the emergency room daily with fireworks-related injuries in the month surrounding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RNS Announces Sessions and Speaker Lineup for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 2Health News:RNS Announces Sessions and Speaker Lineup for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 3Health News:Attorney from William Mattar Leads Discussion on Bicycle Accidents 2Health News:Learn How to Take Selfies like Kendall Jenner 2Health News:sweetFrog Opens 18th Location in the Lone Star State 2Health News:6 Fireworks Safety Tips from Amica Insurance 2
... with distractions, study finds , MONDAY, April 26 (HealthDay ... or landing could lead to a critical error. Apparently ... administer medication to hospital patients. , A new ... patients, medication needs increases the chances of error. As ...
... team of researchers has pinpointed the location of bone generating ... and in other bones. The team also has identified ... was conducted at the National Institutes of Health and other ... some of the genetic triggers that control their growth is ...
... Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott ... convening The Women and Heart Disease Summit in Minneapolis. ... honorary chair person; and co-chair people are Elizabeth Zane ... They will be joined by a faculty ...
... Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual ... Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting ... During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of ... panelists will be presented focusing on children,s ear, nose, ...
... Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and NASA ... science and engineering education at the Howard University ... The administrators chose the Howard University Middle ... and sciences among the next generation of leaders. ...
... --Race matters on a neurological level when it comes ... new Northwestern University study. In a rare neuroscience ... showed greater empathy for African-Americans facing adversity in ... Caucasians demonstrated for Caucasian-Americans in pain. "We ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely 2Health News:Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely 3Health News:Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely 4Health News:NIH study confirms location of stem cells near cartilage-rich regions in bones 2Health News:NIH study confirms location of stem cells near cartilage-rich regions in bones 3Health News:Scientific meeting will host new research in children's ear, nose and throat health 2Health News:EPA and NASA administrators to extend environmental and Earth science agreement 2Health News:Race and empathy matter on neural level 2
(Date:7/4/2015)... July 4, 2015 Adding ... patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer in the ... organ Patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal ... liver experienced the greatest improvement in Progression-Free Survival ... SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres to a current first-line ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 ... "Cardiac Monitoring & Cardiac Rhythm Management Market ECG, ... Monitoring, Defibrillator, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Dual Chamber Pacemaker, ... by MarketsandMarkets, the global Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and ... to reach $26,646.5 Million by 2020 from $21,137.7 ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... July 3, 2015 ... vorbehaltlich bestimmter Abschlussbedingungen eine 100-prozentige Beteiligung am ... haben. Mit dieser Übernahme dringt Lupin in ... Umsatz von 765 Mrd. RUB im Jahr ... Welt gehörte (IMS Health). Seit über einem ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New SIRFLOX Study Data Presented at World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 2New SIRFLOX Study Data Presented at World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 3New SIRFLOX Study Data Presented at World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 4Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 2Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 3Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 4Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 2Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 3
... Chronic ... Hepatitis B-,-Studies will also Assess Clevudine,s Sustained Virologic Response Rate for ... HBV-, ... Phase 3 registration clinical trials,of clevudine for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV),infection. ...
... LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 Signalife, Inc. (Amex:,SGN - ... and,technological evaluation of various new modules for its holter ... an important part of the,Company,s business plans and are ... FDA approval will now be made imminently in the,fourth ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmasset Commences Dosing in Phase 3 Registration Studies of Clevudine for HBV 2Pharmasset Commences Dosing in Phase 3 Registration Studies of Clevudine for HBV 3Pharmasset Commences Dosing in Phase 3 Registration Studies of Clevudine for HBV 4Pharmasset Commences Dosing in Phase 3 Registration Studies of Clevudine for HBV 5Signalife Completes Testing of Modules for Holter and Intra-Cardiac Monitor 2
D-Stat Radial is a dry version of the D-Stat together with a compression band, and is designed for the control of surface bleeding from vascular access sites, including the sites on the radial artery...
The D-Stat Radial hemostat band utilizes a compression band together with the active haemostatic material of the D-Stat to control surface bleeding....
The Prostar XL 8 is a suture mediated closure system. It can be used with 8F sheath. It has two 3-0 braided polyester sutures and also has the safety of guidewire....
... vascular closure device quickly seals ... procedures, allowing for early ambulation ... creates a mechanical seal by ... bio-absorbable anchor and collagen sponge, ...
Medicine Products: