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Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

... children and young adults. The bowel disorder, necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is seen mainly among ... curing the disease." To gain insight into how necrotizing enterocolitis starts, Dutta and his collaborators ... who had a congenital heart defect together with necrotizing enterocolitis and 126 infants who ...

Blood tests can help detect presence of necrotizing soft tissue infections

... 4, 2008) With less than half of patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections displaying the physical ... Medical Center's emergency department with necrotizing soft tissue infections had obvious signs of the ... helped physicians determine the patients who had necrotizing soft tissue infections. "These simple tests ...

Actress Continues Fight Against Hospital Errors & Rise in MRSA Cases

... to becoming a real-life patient after contracting necrotizing Fasciitis (NF), 'Man-eating Flesh Disease'. This ... that would lead to the traumatizing diagnosis of necrotizing Fasciitis. To view the ravaging effects of this ... to Cole's site at http://www.aliciacole.com . necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) is a bacterial infection that ...

25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates

... to severe conditions that are traditionally difficult to diagnose such as necrotizing enterocolitis and patent ductus arteriosis as well as to the need for ... escalates and causes damage." One disease elusive to detect is necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a dying off of the intestinal and bowel tissue that ...

ULURU Inc. Announces Altrazeal(TM) Clinical Experience Published in the International Wound Journal

... powder dressing for wound management following debridement for necrotizing fasciitis in the diabetic foot." The article details the treatment of a ... powder dressing for wound management following debridement for necrotizing fasciitis in the diabetic foot" International Wound Journal , 6(2): ...

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals and Danisco BioActives Announce Partnership Agreement to Develop Drug Candidate for Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

... biologic drug candidate, which may help to prevent a deadly disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a rare, life-threatening ... dietary supplements vice president for Danisco BioActives. About necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) NEC is a life-threatening gastrointestinal ...

Arterial infusion using gabexate mesilate: Is it effective therapy for severe acute pancreatitis?

... pancreatitis in Japan, but the protease inhibitors used to treat acute necrotizing pancreatitis cannot easily reach the pancreas when administered ... reduce the mortality rate and incidence of infectious complications in necrotizing pancreatitis. Furthermore, until now, most cases have been used with ...

A potential anti-ulcer herb medicine: Rocket 'Eruca sativa'

... the basal gastric acid secretion, titratable acidity and ruminal ulceration. Rocket extract significantly attenuated gastric ulceration induced by necrotizing agents (80% ethanol, 0.2 mol/L NaOH, 25% NaCl), indomethacin and hypothermic restraint stress. The anti-ulcer effect was further confirmed ...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Drug Byetta the Focus of California Lawsuit

... Deleon's lawsuit comes two days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has received six reports of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta® since October of 2007. Two of the six patients died. In a press release, the FDA said it is ...

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Installs the Country's Second-Largest Hyperbaric Chamber

... of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and poor circulation. It is also used to treat other difficult to heal wounds such as necrotizing infections (flesh-eating bacteria), radiation tissue damage, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation and scuba diving injuries. ...

Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

... carry the pathogen. The study was published March 26 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases . Buruli ulcer is a necrotizing disease that sometimes produces massive, disfiguring skin ulcers and can have a huge social impact on the affected. The disease occurs predominantly ...

Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

... plays a critical role in the virulence of Group A Streptococcus (GAS), which causes a number of diseases, including strep throat, rheumatic fever and necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating" disease). The researchers conducted tests using M1 protein, the version of the M protein present on the most common ...

New research from the University of Bristol aims to eliminate Streptococcus infections

... some life-threatening, ranging from tooth and gum disease to meningitis, pneumonia, endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layer of the heart) and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease). Streptococcus are potent bacteria which are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment by antibiotics. The rate ...

Children's Hospital researchers identify molecular 'switch' that could save very young lives

... A team of researchers at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have identified a molecular switch that, when blocked, may help reverse necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a leading cause of death in premature infants. Results of the research were presented by principal investigator David J. ...

Common drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies

... injury by decreasing blood flow in the brain, which may lead to cerebral palsy). The analysis also showed an association between indomethacin and necrotizing entercolitis (a condition in which intestinal tissue dies, which can sometimes be successfully treated with antibiotics but can require surgery and ...

NPS Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Announce Licensing Agreement for GATTEX(TM) in Territories Outside North America

... NPS is also pursuing development of GATTEX as a possible treatment for chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis in cancer patients and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. NPS president and CEO Dr. Tony Coles stated, "This agreement expands our relationship with Nycomed and brings us ...

Pathway to cell death redefined in landmark study

... physicians might be able to boost serpin activity to stop cells from dying for example, intestinal cells affected by the bacterial infection necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a major cause of death and illness in fragile, premature infants. We still treat NEC the same way we did 30 years ago, with ...

Pathway to cell death redefined in landmark study

... physicians might be able to boost serpin activity to stop cells from dying for example, intestinal cells affected by the bacterial infection necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a major cause of death and illness in fragile, premature infants. We still treat NEC the same way we did 30 years ago, with ...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

... throat and skin infections to life-threatening invasive conditions such as necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) and toxic shock syndrome. Strep is ... neutrophil killing, but to spread and destroy tissues, as is seen in necrotizing fasciitis and other severe forms of strep infection, said Walker. ...

Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming

... losing a life, possibly even his life. Steve Gilpatrick is fighting necrotizing fasciitis, a tissue-destroying disease caused by a bacterium called Vibrio ... Medical Branch in Galveston. Herndon said he sees about one case of necrotizing fasciitis, which can be caused by several bacteria, each month. But Vibrio ...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

... in the lungs and other tissue, they have dubbed the illness S. aureus necrotizing (death of living tissue) pneumonia. It is unclear how common this ... died of Staph infection, three of whom had symptoms akin to those of necrotizing pneumonia. Etienne said his team doesn't know why these PVL cases are ...

Lethal Hospital Bug Tough to Knock Down, Statistics Reveal

... trusts that are showing improvement. MRSA infections cause anything from a mild irritation to boils, and in extreme cases it can develop into necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease. The best way to protect against infection by either bug is to be scrupulous about hygiene, to remove the ...

Piercing breast led to mastectomy in teenager

... University Medical Center in Indianapolis where she remained hospitalized. Doctors who examined Edington diagnosed her to with gas gangrene or necrotizing fasciitis a very rare condition which develops as a result of rapid bacterial infection which destroys tissues in the body. Apparently the piercing ...

Scientific Research in a War Zone

... a professor at Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, studies invasive strains of group A streptococcus, the bacteria that causes necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria. Both are willing to share their experiences of trying to conduct scientific research during a war. ...

Streptococcus Bacterium Enzyme Identified

... positive bacterium which is the main cause of sore throat and is also responsible for causing Toxic shock syndrome, rheumatic fever, septicemia and necrotizing faciitis. Black has published the results of his work in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Black feels that ...

Skin infections are becoming drug resistant

... more study as it is seen to affect the children more than the adults. One of the results of this infection may be the life threatening condition of necrotizing fasciitis. Adults who had suffered from MRSA infection as a child are at a high risk for this rapidly spreading inflammatory subcutaneous skin ...
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