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Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

... infected, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations implemented in 2002 to screen all pregnant women for group B streptococcal disease have largely been successful, a new report shows. Eighty-five percent of women in the United States are now being screened and, if ...

What killed Naval hero John Paul Jones?

... Dr. Weir considered a number of possibilities including infections, lead poisoning, autoimmune disorders, and tuberculosis. He then focused on common streptococcal (strep) infections, which can cause both pulmonary and kidney disease. Further, Dr. Weir says a different type of end-stage kidney disease, called ...

Group B Strep Down Among Newborns, Up Among Adults

... non-pregnant adults has been previously documented in past decades. The new study, which examines data on laboratory-confirmed invasive group B streptococcal disease in 10 states from 1999 to 2005, found 14,573 cases of the disease overall. Of those, 1,232 cases where early-onset disease. Incidence ...

Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

... suggests. A team led by University of California, San Diego (UCSD), researchers developed the first detailed description of the structure of the streptococcal M protein, which plays a critical role in the virulence of Group A Streptococcus (GAS), which causes a number of diseases, including strep throat, ...

Stress Robs Skin of Antimicrobial Defenses

... under less stressful conditions. The stressed-out mice showed a decrease in the expression of antimicrobial peptides by the skin's epidermis. streptococcal bacteria can cause many problems, such as skin infections, severe sore throats and even flesh-eating disease. The role of the peptides that Elias and ...

Einstein scientists treat cancer as an infectious disease -- with promising results

... of animal studies beginning in 2001, she successfully used radioimmunotherapy against the major fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans and against a streptococcal bacterium responsible for pneumonia. Last year, she and her colleagues showed that radioimmunotherapy could help to halt HIV infection by targeting ...

Vaccine for ear and sinus infections to be developed…

... now that vaccines exist for various forms of streptococcal bacteria and Haemophilus influenzae B, the ... is a 78% reduction of pneumonia rates from the streptococcal strains targeted by Prevnar, by its use. The ... Haemophilus influenzae vaccine with the streptococcal vaccine, giving a vaccine that would prevent 90 ...

Strep, Psychiatric Symptoms Possibly Linked in Some Children

... by strep infections in some children. Scientists suspect group A streptococcal infections — the kind that cause strep throat in some people but occur ... observations.” Throat cultures were collected to test for group A streptococcal infections while a clinician screened for tics and other involuntary ...

New Strategy To Tackle Rheumatic Heart Disease

... guidelines issued by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Both caused by group A streptococcal bacteria, ARF and RHD are diseases of poverty that occur at world-record rates in Indigenous Australians. Yet individual cases are often ...

Scientists Decode Genome of Oral Pathogen

... and stroke. Typically, before dental surgery, such patients are given high dose antibiotics to prevent infection. Decoding S. sanguinis, a streptococcal bacteria, will provide researchers with unique insight into its complex life cycle, metabolism and its ability to invade the host and cause bacterial ...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is Familial

... patients whose OCD may be related to an infection. That disorder, called PANDAS for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with streptococcal Infections, causes both OCD and tics in patients. As their research continues, Hanna and his colleagues hope to eventually conduct clinical ...

New Biosensor Developed To Detect E. Coli Bacteria

... of detection. Describing the new technology as inexpensive, Miller said that a physician some day could use it in his office to confirm a streptococcal infection in a patient with a sore throat. --Edited ...

Antibiotics Given Too Often For Sore Throat: Study

... But antibiotics are called for in just 15 percent to 36 percent of cases where the source of the pain and inflammation is strep throat, or group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Half the children who were prescribed antibiotics did not undergo a test for strep. "This over-prescribing of antibiotics could be ...

Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections

... positive news for the many adults and children who have endured the pain of strep throat infections .// Developing a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcal infections has been a goal for most researchers for more than 70 years. Group A streptococcus is responsible for a variety of health problems -- ...
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