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Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections

... of finding new and more effective ways to treat bacteremia and sepsis. In a research paper published in ... and kill them. Now, this model of how bacteremia occurs in "real world" of the fast-moving ... bloodstream infections. Better treatment for bacteremia and sepsis, then, might include strategies that ...

Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

... The researchers found the incidence of IE-related bacteremia from tooth brushing (23 percent) was closer to ... a prepared statement. "While the likelihood of bacteremia is lower with brushing, these routine daily ... risk for IE simply due to frequency: that is, bacteremia from brushing twice a day for 365 days a year ...

JCI table of contents: March 20, 2008

... the immune response that protects against NTS bacteremia is crucial if one is to be developed. New data, ... a role for antibody in protection against NTS bacteremia in children from Malawi, leading to the ... neglected role of antibody in protection against bacteremia caused by nontyphoidal strains of Salmonella in ...

BUSM researchers find gram-negative rods in two Philippine neonatal intensive care units

... aeruginosa and Enterobacter. A high proportion of colonization and bacteremia at the two NICUs was with non-intestinal GNRs. Factors significantly associated with increased risk of bacteremia were mechanical ventilation and prematurity. Additionally, colonization ...

FDA Grants Priority Review Status to Prevnar 13 Marketing Application

... is indicated for active immunization of infants and toddlers against serious invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae , including bacteremia (bloodstream infection) and meningitis (infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord) caused by the seven serotypes in the ...

Wyeth Submits Marketing Application to FDA for its 13-Valent Vaccine for the Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease in Infants and Toddlers

... is indicated for active immunization of infants and toddlers against serious invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae , including bacteremia (bloodstream infection) and meningitis (infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord) caused by the seven serotypes in the ...

Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

... move deeper into the urinary tract to the bladder and kidneys. Kidney infections are dangerous and can lead to life-threatening conditions such as bacteremia (bacteria in the bloodstream) if not treated. Each year in the United States, UTIs account for more than eight million doctor visits. UTI symptoms ...

CAPHOSOL results in minimal oral mucositis and pain in head/neck cancer patients

... Severe ulceration may cause breaks in the mucosa, which can then become susceptible to oral opportunistic infections, possibly resulting in bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood), sepsis (the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood) or other potentially fatal complications. ...

Air Bags-Seat Belts Cut Injuries, Deaths, Costs

... to the extremities. This same association was also seen in patients in the air bag/seat belt group. Rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia and bacteremia were 2.9 percent and 2.3, respectively, for air bag-seat belt patients, 5.2 percent and 5.8 percent for air bag-only patients, and 8.3 percent and ...

Widespread airbag use could result in dramatic cost savings for US trauma centers

... in conjunction with seatbelts. Airbag-only patients had a decreased prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (5.2 percent, p = 0.0023) and bacteremia (5.8 percent, p=0.0045) compared to unrestrained patients (8.3 percent and 5.8 percent, respectively, p = 0.001). The largest reductions in these ...

ASGE issues updated guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis for gastrointestinal endoscopy

... the bloodstream during an endoscopy for a variety of reasons including microscopic tears in the bowel related to the procedure. Endoscopy-related bacteremia carries a small risk of localization of infection in remote tissues (i.e., infective endocarditis, an infection of the lining of the heart cavities ...

PharmAthene and Medarex Announce Additional $0.8 Million U.S. Government Appropriation for Continued Development of Anthrax Therapeutic Valortim(TM)

... seeks to improve on existing therapeutic models for anthrax by closely monitoring the disease process to establish the presence of anthrax bacteremia and to determine the optimal window for therapeutic intervention. "It is currently very difficult to evaluate the therapeutic effect of new ...

Hospital Infections Like MRSA Affect The New Arrivals More

... A UK national surveillance scheme counts MRSA bacteremia by hospital trust, but it has not yet addressed whether cases of MRSA bacteremia are arriving in hospitals from the community. ... sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia in patients on arrival in two Oxfordshire ...

Increase in Pneumococcal Infections That are Not Covered by Vaccine

... conducted a statewide population-based laboratory surveillance of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections (such as pneumonia, meningitis, or bacteremia [bacteria in the blood stream]) from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 2006. The authors found that in the three years after introduction ...

Anti-Retroviral Therapies Associated with Reduced Infections in HIV-Infected Children

... (IR, 0.93). Infection rates were significantly lower than those reported in the PACTG in the pre-HAART era: bacterial pneumonia (IR, 11.1), bacteremia (IR, 3.3), herpes zoster (IR, 2.9), oral candidiasis (IR, 1.2) and tuberculosis (IR, 0.2). “Despite these current advances due to HAART, some ...

Wyeth Launches Vaccine for Pneumococcal Disease in India

... greatest risk for invasive pneumococcal disease as 25-60 percent of them are carriers of pneumococci in their throats. The risks of meningitis and bacteremia are greatest during the first two years of a child. "It's been a long journey but we are delighted to announce that Prevenar is now in India ...

Infective endocarditis is often due to outside infections

... from staph bacteria are hemodialysis, diabetes, intravascular device source, receipt of vancomycin, infection from MRSA, condition of persistent bacteremia etc. Reference: Journal of American Medical Association, June ...

New way to control hospital infection

... Dr. Saint added that some of these infections are treated with antibiotics or removal of a device like a catheter, while others lead to overwhelming bacteremia and death. He indicated that central venous catheters are one of the prime culprits, which are used in 3 million people yearly, out of which, 150,000 ...
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