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Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... antibiotics required to treat serious, chronic infections that are biofilm based. With more than 80 per cent of infections in the developed world caused by biofilms, the ... to the medical community. Chronic infections place a major cost burden on the health system. ...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

... suppression, either due to existing chronic infections such as parasitemias and/or nutrition, in ... HIV serology. Interestingly, the ratio of missed infections among the total HIV infected blood donors was ... This is true not only for HIV but also for other infections such as HCV, which has even a longer window ...

Singapore nanotechnology combats fatal brain infections

... and the war on drug-resistant bacteria and fungal infections with novel peptide nanoparticles developed by ... bacteria and fungal cells that could cause fatal infections and are highly therapeutic. Major brain infections such as meningitis and encephalitis are a leading ...

Study characterizes eczema patients most at risk for dangerous viral infections

... Eczema patients at risk for serious viral infections have more severe disease, are more likely to be ... who have suffered widespread herpes simplex viral infections of their skin. It is also the first to report ... are more susceptible to staphylococcus and other infections of the skin and eye." A subset of the estimated ...

Preventing ear infections in the future: Delivering vaccine through the skin

... is an effective way to prevent experimental ear infections and lays the foundation for an effective, yet ... infection prior to 3 years of age. Currently infections are managed with antibiotics; however, the ... vaccine candidates prevented experimental ear infections caused by NTHi. In this study, we now wanted to ...

Study finds multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria high in long-term care

... that of two other common antimicrobial-resistant infections in long-term care facilities, according to a ... and destroy healthy tissue. Left untreated, these infections can be fatal. More than 80 percent of the MDRGN ... in the last year. Dr. O'Fallon says that infections caused by MDRGN are associated with higher ...

Penn medicine draws road map for elimination of central line-associated bloodstream infections

... (SAN DIEGO) Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) fell by more than 90 percent during the ... the deadly, costly toll of hospital-acquired infections nationwide, will be presented on Friday, March 20 ... were only able to see a sustained reduction in infections when we took a multifaceted approach throughout ...

No hiding place for infecting bacteria

... discovered a new approach to prevent bacterial infections from taking hold. Writing in the Journal of ... to build a protective biofilm making these infections very difficult to treat. P. aeruginosa biofilms cause disease in burns, wounds, contact lens infections and are particularly prevalent in the lungs of ...

Press statement on new CDC MRSA study from SHEA president

... a decrease in catheter-associated bloodstream infections caused by both methicillin-resistant and ... aureus Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections in US Intensive Care Units, 1997,' reported data ... care unit catheter-associated MRSA bloodstream infections since 2001. Below Are Quotes from Mark Rupp, ...

Herpes virus: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

... bacterial pathogens. Although herpesvirus infections are generally considered undesirable and can be ... agreed that the protective effects of herpesvirus infections merit further study. Importantly, both groups ... clinical studies to determine whether herpesvirus infections really protect humans against bacterial diseases. ...

Nanoemulsion potent against superbugs that kill cystic fibrosis patients

... able to quell the ravaging, often drug-resistant infections that cause nearly all cystic fibrosis deaths. ... be able to reduce the severity and frequency of infections that spiral out of control due to resistance to ... a nanoemulsion treatment for cystic fibrosis infections could be available in as little as five years. ...

New insights into a leading poultry disease and its risks to human health

... value of more than $50 billion, and E. coli infections are a big threat, causing millions in losses for ... to the USDA, the two most common types of poultry infections are from the bacteria E. coli and Salmonella. ... isolated from urinary and non-urinary tract infections by Dr. James R. Johnson of the VA Medical Center ...

UT Public Health researchers find link to severe Staph infections

... Staph ylococcus aureus (CA MRSA) infections and the Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL). ... severe skin infections, pneumonia, bloodstream infections and surgical wound infections. This work has ... PVL leukotoxin can be used as a vaccine against infections caused by CA MRSA. Results from the research will ...

Winter brings flu, summer brings bacterial infections

... Researchers have discovered that serious infections caused by gram-negative bacteria can go up as ... which were based on seven years of data from infections in a Baltimore hospital, suggest that the ... knows there is a seasonality to some viral infections such as influenza or the common cold, but we're ...

Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections

... a severe bloodstream infection. "Bloodstream infections are infections that typically begin in a local part of the body, ... the skin. But then the bacteria that cause these infections manage to break free from the usual local ...

Montana State University researchers find gene that regulates mold's resistance to drugs

... University scientists concerned about lethal mold infections have found a gene that regulates the mold's ... gene, called srbA, allows molds to thrive during infections even when inflammation reduces its oxygen supply, ... at risk. "The incidence of potentially lethal infections caused by normally benign molds has increased ...

Oral rinses used for tracking HPV-positive head and neck cancers holds promise for cancer screening

... DNA amplification to track and identify oral HPV infections in patients with HPV16-positive and negative head ... Findings showed detection of high-risk HPV infections in patients with HPV16-positive HNSCC for up to ... been able to track the disease and related oral infections for an extended period of time." Researchers ...

Phase III data show efficacy/safety of iclaprim in patients with complicated skin infections

... treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, ... additional treatment options to combat resistant infections including MRSA. MRSA affects more than 2 million ... option for patients who have acquired serious infections caused by MRSA," said Dennis L. Stevens, MD, PhD, ...

GUMC researchers hone in on new strategy to treat common infection

... strategy designed to improve treatment of human infections caused by the yeast Candida albicans , ranging from diaper rash, vaginitis, oral infections (or thrush which is common in HIV/AIDS patients), ... disease program at GUMC. " Candida infections are often treatable, however, in patients that ...

New CU-Boulder study shows diversity decreases chances of parasitic disease

... gray tree frogs reduce their chances of parasitic infections known to cause limb malformations has strong ... the tanks with gray tree frog tadpoles, parasitic infections in the toads dropped by almost half, said ... the toads, which are essentially shielded from infections by the tree frogs." Co-authors on the Ecology ...

RSV may hide in the lungs, lead to asthma, UT Southwestern researchers report

... new mechanism for asthma related to viral infections in children that could be associated with RSV," ... RSV is the leading cause of viral respiratory infections and hospitalizations in infants and children ... About 3 percent to 10 percent of infants with RSV infections develop severe bronchitis and require ...

Scientists discover bacteria that can cause bone infections

... genetic diseases can make patients susceptible to infections with Mycobacterium species, the bacteria that ... often suffer from recurring mycobacterial infections throughout their whole lives. Because of this, ... the newly described bacteria." Mycobacterial infections can be very difficult to treat. The bacteria have ...

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis lung infection shows promise

... have found a new method of fighting severe lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). These ... to a real alternative to combating severe lung infections in persons with CF. Early study results show that ... option for individuals with chronic lung infections unrelated to CF. "These findings underline the ...

Hidden infections crucial to understanding, controlling disease outbreaks

... of Michigan suggests that less dramatic, mild infections lurking in large numbers of people are the key to ... consequences---how long are people with mild infections protected against re-infection?" To answer ... exposed to the bacteria than are getting serious infections or dying, and that individuals with ...

Rattlesnake-type poisons used by superbug bacteria to beat our defenses

... to blame them. By contrast, chronic or long-term infections seem to be associated with biofilms, which were ... every year fighting chronic long-term bacterial infections which are incredibly difficult to treat. "For example, these chronic infections by bacteria are now the major cause of death and ...

Virus weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies

... or immune system problems. Some congenital infections can cause serious problems in fetuses. If a ... July 2003 and April 2007, 43 had congenital HHV-6 infections based on cord blood samples. Of 211 children ... which means the children acquired the integrated infections through their mother's egg or father's sperm at ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Walter Stamm

... in the antimicrobial therapy of urinary tract infections and has written guidelines for the therapy of ... and 11 books, most of them about urinary tract infections and genital infections including the role of bacterial pathogenesis, ...

Fungi the cause of many outbreaks of disease but mostly ignored

... at risk for several fungal diseases, from toenail infections to athlete's foot to life threatening systemic ... they are relatively understudied, making fungal infections difficult to diagnose and treat. When faced with ... promise of genomics. Report and Track Fungal infections Public health agencies should implement formal ...

Study findings show infection control intervention helps keep kids in school

... Hospital Boston, "The best ways to avoid common infections are cleaning your hands and preventing exposure ... children, and children can be at risk for these infections because of frequent exposure to ill peers and ... and viruses that cause these gastrointestinal infections can be easily passed from one person to another ...

Publication offers labs consensus recommendations for diagnosing parasitic diseases

... Cumitech 45 was released covering the topic of infections in solid-organ transplant recipients. Cumitech 45 offers a concise and inclusive description of infections in solid organ transplant recipients of liver, ... use this up-to-date information to determine what infections to consider for all time periods post-transplant, ...

Solving an avian scourge could also provide benefits to human health

... to the USDA, the two most common types of poultry infections are from the bacteria E. coli and Salmonella. ... forecast to continue its upward trend. E. coli infections are a big threat for the industry. The economic losses due to E. coli infections in broiler chickens were estimated to be more ...

Unique fungal collection could hold key to future antibiotics

... resistance to existing antibiotics making infections difficult, if not impossible, to treat. The recent appearance of multiple-resistant bacterial infections has radically increased the necessity for new ... as bacteria as sources of new drugs for treating infections and so there is great potential for discovery in ...

Monkey malaria widespread in humans and potentially fatal

... widespread in Malaysia than previously thought. infections were most often misdiagnosed as the normally ... in the rainforests of South East Asia. Natural infections of man were thought to be rare until human infections were described in one area in Sarawak, Malaysian ...

Multiple species of bacteria may cause trachoma: Implications for treatment

... between people on hands and clothing; successive infections cause scarring of the inside of the eyelid. As ... diseases. Also, participants with Chlamidiacae infections of the eye were infected only with species ... are involved with trachoma and that these infections are widespread rather than sporadic. The findings ...

Poor Americans in the United States suffer hidden burden of parasitic and other neglected diseases

... are suffering from some of the same parasitic infections that affect the poor in Africa, Asia, and Latin ... and toxoplasmosis as well as other neglected infections are very common in the United States, especially ... in inner cities and poor rural areas. Such infections are known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) ...

Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections invade bladder cells

... the bacteria that plague women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) are entrenched inside human bladder cells. ... assumed that the bacteria responsible for infections get into the bladder but do not invade the ... in women and are one of the most common bacterial infections in the United States. Scientists estimate that ...

Best treatment identified to reduce deadly Staph infections

... at Oregon State University. The surge in MRSA infections which have been called a superbug and medical ... individuals. Since many of these systemic infections begin with cuts, minor wounds or skin infections, ... significant increase in community-associated MRSA infections in recent years, we wanted to find out which ...

Cranberry sauce: good for what ails you

... for a host of human illnesses (from kidney infections to gastroenteritis to tooth decay), in ways that ... of cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). The mechanism by which cranberry juice prevents such infections has not been clear, though scientists have ...

Gamma interferon could aid fight against fungal infections

... be a strong weapon in the battle against fungal infections in immunocompromised patients, according to an ... November issue of Microbiology Today. Fungal infections (mycoses) were once seen as exotic diseases, but ... life-threatening in healthy patients, fungal infections are a major problem for the immunocompromised, ...

Scripps research team blocks bacterial communication system to prevent deadly staph infections

... journal Chemistry and Biology. Staph and other infections are becoming increasingly deadly because many ... toxins and other products arising from bacterial infections that cause disease. Sequestering autoinducers in ... be given to humans as a passive vaccine to block infections as it did in mice. The AP4 hapten could also be ...
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