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BD Adds Surveillance Capability to Infectious Disease Portfolio

... with the ability to track and monitor emerging infection issues. "This strategic expansion of BD's ... BD provides products throughout the continuum of infection prevention and control. These include ... warehouse to generate alerts that signal emerging infection control issues. By providing automated, ...

News briefs from the August issue of Chest

... MACHINES MAY SPREAD INFECTIONS IN THE ICU Poor infection control practices when using x-ray machines may ... and follow-up periods, respectively. Adequate infection control was practiced during 1 percent of ... x-rays. The authors conclude that improved infection control practices could decrease the occurrence ...

ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride

... (GI) tract, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus ... infections. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can be severe, and without proper ... About Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) One of the most serious problems facing ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital ... of an immune-cell environment conducive to HIV infection that persists at the location of HSV-2 genital ...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

... Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve ... why black Americans, who have far less HPV infection than whites, have poorer head and neck cancer ...

Nephros, Inc. Completes $1.25 Million Private Placement

... filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification, today reported ... filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification. The ... begun at several major U.S. medical centers for infection control and has been selected for further ...

Preventing toxic shock syndrome and other severe diseases

... have a localized infection, for example, a staph infection in their toe, and that bacteria will release ... systemic, all through the body, even though the infection hasn't spread. The infection can be treated with antibiotics, but that won't ...

Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care

... surgical technique that has caused penile implant infection rates to plummet to near zero. infection rates for the infrequent penile implanter are ... of testing. This technique reduces penile implant infection rates to less than 1% by ...

Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer

... were surprised to find that patients with HPV infection had a better prognosis. Only 4 percent of ... of race. The study's findings confirm that HPV infection relates specifically to a type of head and neck ... is on the rise because of an increase in HPV infection in the oral cavity. Overall, about 25 percent of ...

New ACTICOAT(TM) Silver Coated Anti-microbial Barrier Dressing Receives 510(k) Clearance from the US FDA

... and manufacturer of medical products that fight infection and the Advanced Wound Management division of ... "This product launch is a key to our focus on infection Management, one of the three focused elements of ... and commercializes medical products that fight infection and inflammation using SILCRYST(TM), its patented ...

Urine Test for Chlamydia Shown Effective in Men

... help reduce men's risk of persistent chlamydia infection and the likelihood of transmitting it to their ... U.K. researchers report. Currently, chlamydia infection is diagnosed by nucleic acid amplification tests, ... said, could help reduce the risks of persistent infection and chlamydia transmission. Left untreated, ...

Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Record Earnings for the Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009

... product sales, which include preventive, infection control, endodontic, micro-applicator and home ... with noted progress in strengthening our infection control product line. Overall, we are ... X-ray machines, moisture control products, infection control products, dental handpieces (drills) and ...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... vaccines protected ferrets against lethal infection with the H5N1 influenza virus and may allow for ... adjuvant vaccine displayed fewer signs of infection and remained highly active. "Our data provide ... infections and Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), an infection of the cornea that can ultimately lead to ...

Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections

... nation's experts in infectious diseases medicine, infection prevention in healthcare settings, and public ... national reporting of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates, which is contained within the ... The Association for Professionals in infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for ...

Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

... CDC was reporting 40,617 confirmed cases of H1N1 infection and 263 deaths, although officials believe more ... flu season is under way, cases of H1N1 virus infection are being reported, along with cases of seasonal ... U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu infection (As of July 17, 2009, 11 AM ET) ...

Econiche(TM) Vaccine Efficacy Summarized in July Issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

... and the consequences associated with human infection with the deadly bacteria. Human exposure and infection with E. coli O157:H7 can result in serious health ... O157:H7 An estimated 100,000 cases of human infection with the E. coli O157:H7 organism are reported ...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... how the host's immune system responded to the infection and why some people are apt to get more severe ... immune system responds to a S. aureus infection at the genetic level. "The beauty of our ... characterized the extent as well as the type of infection in each patient to make sure that the strain of ...

Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

... virus is still producing relatively mild cases of infection and most patients recover quickly. Still, U.S. ... types of animals. In mice, ferrets and monkeys, infection with the new H1N1 swine flu virus triggered more ... U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu infection (As of July 10, 2009, 11 AM ET) ...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

... the bacterium that causes Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The Xpert C. difficile test is the first ... enable us to implement appropriate treatment and infection control measures faster in our battle against ... as the most prevalent Healthcare Associated infection (HAI) in the United States. A recent study ...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

... especially among those who already have the infection and who continue to walk barefoot in public ... feet dry, Onychomycosis is a very contagious infection and spreads easily with even the slightest ... toes on both feet with the laser regardless of infection to eliminate the possible spread of the fungus. ...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

... Epidemiology II-18 Quick Facts about HCV infection II-18 Table 6: Recent Estimates for HCV ... Total, Reported and Un-diagnosed Cases of HCV infection in Select Countries (includes corresponding ... II-31 HCV Risk Groups II-31 Types of infection II-32 Chart: ...

Nephros Receives 510k Approval for Dual Stage Ultrafilters

... filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification, today reported ... filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification. The Nephros ... begun at several major U.S. medical centers for infection control and has been selected for further ...

Hospital for Special Surgery is Only New York Hospital with Significantly Lower Surgical Site Infection Rate for Hip Replacement Compared to State Average

... NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report on infection rates from the New York State Department of ... with a statistically lower rate of surgical site infection (SSI) compared to the state average for hip replacement/revision surgery. "We emphasize infection control as a best practice," said Thomas P. ...

MedImmune Expands Access for Eligible Premature Infants to Receive Synagis(R) at No Cost

... to prevent serious lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of viral respiratory infection among infants. Effective July 1, 2009, ... the RSV season. Children who develop an RSV infection while receiving Synagis should continue the ...

Black gay men may be at increased HIV risk

... the US, there is a disproportionate burden of HIV infection in Black Americans, who accounted for nearly half ... they meet sexual partners, their view of HIV infection risk and the predominant race of their network of ... of HIV and a higher sustained prevalence of infection among Black gay men. The authors conclude: ...

U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

... need to do more to protect themselves from infection by the virus. A small sample of 26 health-care ... Michael Bell, the CDC's associate director for infection control, said during a June 18 press conference. ... and Michael Bell, M.D., associate director for infection control, Division of Healthcare and Quality ...

1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

... need to do more to protect themselves from infection by the virus. A small sample of 26 health-care ... Michael Bell, the CDC's associate director for infection control, said during a June 18 press conference. ... U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu infection (As of June 19, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) ...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

... which can lead to chronic inflammation and infection in the mouth. Diabetic patients should ... in the mouth. Oral candidiasis, a fungal infection in the mouth, appears to occur more frequently ... is more likely to have a problem with a fungal infection of the mouth. About the Pennsylvania Dental ...

BD Announces CE Marking of BD ProbeTec™ Qx Amplified Assays to Improve Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

... the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in genitor-urinary medicine clinics in the United ... percent from 2005.2 The detection of Chlamydia infection has risen steadily in men and women since the ... improved diagnostic tests. Rates of gonococcal infection have declined in both men and women since 2003, ...

New Vaccine from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is First for Canine Influenza Virus

... influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection that has a significant impact on dogs housed in ... it is a novel pathogen and, therefore, the infection can spread quickly through animal shelters, ... is vulnerable to pneumonia. "Preventing a viral infection that can make dogs susceptible to a complex of ...

Researchers uncover approach for possibly eradicating HIV infection

... uncovered a possible method for eradicating HIV infection in the human body. The researchers have also ... by first identifying the specific cells where HIV infection persists in patients currently undergoing ... discovery will guide us in eradicating HIV infection in the body," said Dr. Skaly. ...

Transplant drug stimulates immune memory

... produces an abundance of T cells to fight an infection or respond to a vaccine. Araki had been examining ... percent of the CD8 T cells produced to fight an infection die after a few weeks. The memory cells are ... gave animals rapamycin only for a week after the infection began, suggesting that the beginning of ...

Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says

... need to do more to protect themselves from infection by the virus. A small sample of 26 health-care ... Michael Bell, the CDC's associate director for infection control, said during Thursday's press conference. ... said. Not only does this prevent spreading the infection to other workers, "but more importantly, you are ...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

... adverse events, which were a lower urinary tract infection and vertigo. The most common adverse events ... should be used with caution in patients with an infection and discontinued if a serious infection develops. Patients should receive all recommended ...

Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection

... gloves increase the risk of surgical site infection among patients who aren't given antibiotics ... therapy given before surgery to prevent infection was used in 3,233 of the surgeries, including 605 ... who didn't receive antibiotics, surgical site infection rates were 12.7 percent when glove perforation ...

Predicting fatal fungal infections

... , but a healthy immune system keeps the infection from ever causing disease. The risk of ... when people have weakened immunity, due to HIV infection or other reasons including the use of ... disease; and those with no history of either HIV infection or the disease. "We were astounded to find a ...

NIAID media availability: New strategy proposed for designing antibody-based HIV vaccine

... proteins called antibodies that either block infection or help eliminate the virus before it can cause ... vaccine that induces antibodies that prevent HIV infection or disease, however, have so far been ... from the virus because they arise years after HIV infection is established. However, if a vaccine could prime ...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

... there are now 27,737 reported cases of swine flu infection across 74 countries, including 141 deaths. That ... half the people who have died from this H1N1 infection have previously been healthy people," Fukuda ... U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu infection (As of June 5, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) ...

WHO Readies to Declare Swine Flu Pandemic

... there are now 27,737 reported cases of swine flu infection across 74 countries, including 141 deaths. That ... half the people who have died from this H1N1 infection have previously been healthy people," Fukuda ... U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu infection (As of June 5, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) ...

Finding May Lead to Vaccine for Traveler's Diarrhea

... the host. These fibers, which are needed for ETEC infection to take place in the intestines, exit the ... produced against ETEC during one episode of infection are often not protective against later infections ... or water contaminated with animal or human feces. infection occurs when a person eats food or drinks water or ...
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