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Landmark Study for GSK's Cervical Cancer Vaccine Published in The Lancet

... those with evidence of current or previous HPV infection and with high grade smear test results. This was ... and cervical cancer Women are at risk of HPV infection throughout their sexually active lives. ... cervical cancer-causing HPV strains. Persistent infection with cancer-causing HPV types can lead to ...

McCaughey Urges Use of First NYS Hospital Infection Report

... -- Betsy McCaughey of the Committee to Reduce infection Deaths (RID) urges families to make use of hospital infection rates made available by the NYS Department of ... which hospitals in their area have the lowest infection rates - and steer clear of those hospitals that ...

MedImmune Funds Study to Help Gain Insights Into Full Burden of RSV Disease Among Premature Infants

... that may be most susceptible to serious RSV infection and the factors that may elevate that risk. ... and for many more, the severity of the infection forces them to visit a healthcare provider or ... may make preterm infants most susceptible to RSV infection and to serious RSV-related illness." She ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives Positive Opinion From CHMP for Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... the use of SIMPONI in patients with a chronic infection or a history of recurrent infection. Patients should be monitored for signs and symptoms of infection before, during and after treatment with SIMPONI. If a patient develops a serious infection or sepsis, SIMPONI therapy should be discontinued ...

New One-Year Data from REMICADE(R) SONIC Trial Show Sustained Efficacy Compared with Azathioprine in Treatment of Crohn's Disease

... or coccidioidomycosis are common. An infection that keeps coming back (or any problems that ... take REMICADE. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection or think you may be a carrier of HBV. ... can make patients more likely to get an infection or make any ...

PharmAthene Submits Proposal to BARDA in Response to Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Research and Development for Valortim(R)

... to provide significant protection against anthrax infection when administered prophylactically post-exposure ... anthrax. Initial symptoms of inhalation anthrax infection may resemble a common cold. After several days, ... for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia(R) - a novel bioscavenger for ...

IMPACT Study Showed Longer Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir hydrochloride tablets) Treatment Demonstrated Better Protection Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease One Year Post-Transplant

... CMV is the most serious viral infection affecting transplant patients BOSTON, June 1 ... the standard for providing protection against CMV infection and disease, studies have shown that over 30% of patients can develop late onset CMV infection after treatment has ceased. "While CMV is ...

CDC Foundation Partners with Amgen, CDC to Reduce Infections Among Cancer Patients

... Quality Promotion at CDC. "Programs to improve infection control in cancer patients, whose immune systems ... include curricula for healthcare professionals on infection control for cancer patients and appropriate ... in infectious disease and cancer to improve infection control and promote appropriate antibiotic ...

Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV

... infection, the scientists protected monkeys from infection by a virus closely related to HIV -- the simian ... become an actual preventive measure against HIV infection in people, Johnson said. "To ultimately succeed, ... neutralizing activity and protection against SIV infection in monkeys," Nature Medicine , published online ...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Presents Results From Fidaxomicin Phase 3 Study for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection

... in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) were presented today by clinical ... C. Difficile diarrhea, including treatment of infection by the hyper virulent NAP1/ribotype 027 outbreak ... said Thomas J. Louie, M.D., Medical Director, infection Prevention and Control for the Calgary Health ...

TYRX Presents Early Clinical Results from AIGISRX(TM) Antibacterial Envelope Retrospective Registry

... Oliveira et al.(1) report the median time to CRMD infection as 14 days, and Klug et al.(2) reported a median time to infection of 52 days, the preliminary infections rates in ... ICD/CRT infection infection Implant Type ...

Video: Partnership Unites UCB with Consumer Product Innovator OXO(R)

... be discontinued if a patient develops a serious infection or sepsis. Reported infections include: ... use and during therapy. Treatment for latent infection should be initiated prior to CIMZIA use. ... for the development of signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with CIMZIA, including ...

MedImmune Presents New Data Demonstrating Increased Risk for Medically Attended RSV in Late-Preterm Infants

... factors for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection requiring medical treatment in infants born at 33 ... RSV is a leading cause of viral respiratory infection among preterm infants. Although prematurity is a ... characteristics and the occurrence of RSV infection requiring medical attention in the first year of ...

Cystic Fibrosis - Orphan Drug Designation for Innovative Treatment Against Lung Infections by Axentis Pharma AG

... that is delivered directly to the site of infection via standard nebulizers. Pre-clinical and Phase I ... the drug directly to the endobronchial sites of infection in cystic fibrosis patients. This may result in ... patients. Such complications often involve infection of the bronchi by the bacteria Pseudomonas ...

Doctors Urge Precaution to Shield Against Swine Flu

... will be ineffective. Therefore, preventing infection and immune response in the first few days of infection will depend almost entirely on "innate" immune ... and significantly reduced the severity of flu infection while helping to clear the influenza virus ...

An Independent Study Reports on the Utility of ImmuKnow(R), the Cylex(TM) Immune Cell Function Assay, for Monitoring Heart Transplant Recipients

... values can be correlated with the incidence of infection or rejection. The lead investigator, Jon ... the noninvasive ImmuKnow assay appears to predict infection with the promise of balancing risk of infection and rejection in heart transplant patients ...

ANA598 Demonstrates Potent Antiviral Activity at all Dose Levels in Completed Phase Ib Study in Hepatitis C Patients

... Clinical Need and Market Opportunity in HCV infection Chronic HCV infection is a serious public health concern affecting ... Cirrhosis of the liver resulting from chronic HCV infection is the leading indication for liver ...

Novel Valortim(R) Mechanism of Action Data Presented at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

... Valortim(R) may protect against lethal anthrax infection by its toxin neutralization activity that allows ... to provide significant protection against anthrax infection when administered prophylactically post-exposure ... anthrax. Initial symptoms of inhalation anthrax infection may resemble a common cold. After several days, ...

CDC Analysis Finds Unique Social and Behavior Intervention Helps Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62% in Study Hospitals

... in their particular institutions. "Proven infection prevention practices have been known for years, ... "This is the first time the 'what' of proven infection prevention practices has been combined with the ... as PD, that may have a transformative impact on infection control efforts, suggesting that MRSA and ...

ViroPharma Submits Comments on Vancocin(R) Draft Bioequivalence Guidance

... -associated pseudomembranous colitis. This infection is one of the most common hospital acquired ... the United States. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can be severe, and without proper ... and/or colitis. About C. difficile infection C. difficile is a bacterium, which under ...

Rendell Administration Announces Health Research Grants From Tobacco Settlement Funds

... in 2007. Patients that acquired a hospital infection stayed more than three times longer in the ... A. baumannii is a severe, difficult-to-treat infection in seriously ill hospitalized patients. C. ... is resistant to numerous drugs and causes serious infection among patients already on antibiotics. ...

10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs

... The average additional hospital cost for each infection is over $36,000, which totals over $9 billion in ... in Michigan, the program helped reduce infection rates to zero in more than 50 percent of ... of five infections per 1,000 catheter days to one infection for every 1,000 catheter days. Researchers from ...

Sanofi Pasteur Starts a Phase II Study of a Vaccine Against Clostridium Difficile

... among the most common causes of hospital-acquired infection in Europe and North America. The trial ... approach. "Treatment of C. difficile infection includes the use of one of two antibiotics. ... flora associated with antibiotics triggers the infection in the first place. There is also considerable ...

ViroPharma Announces Discontinuation of Maribavir Phase 3 Study in Liver Transplant Patients

... weeks. If CMV disease, defined as symptomatic CMV infection or CMV organ disease, occurred during the study ... incidence of CMV disease (either symptomatic CMV infection or CMV organ disease) within 6 months post ... were identified, including time to onset of CMV infection and disease; the incidence and time to onset of ...

Indevus Pharmaceuticals Announces PRO 2000 Found to Show Promise in Large HIV Prevention Study

... an approximately 30% lower risk of acquiring HIV infection than women who received a placebo or no vaginal ... (BufferGel(R), ReProtect, Inc.) in preventing HIV infection in women. The trial was sponsored by the ... in communities where the background rate of HIV infection is high. Participants who became infected with ...

ANA598 Demonstrates Potent Antiviral Activity in an Early Clinical Study in HCV-Infected Patients

... Clinical Need and Market Opportunity in HCV infection Chronic HCV infection is a serious public health concern affecting ... Cirrhosis of the liver resulting from chronic HCV infection is the leading indication for liver ...

Tibotec Data Presented at ICAAC and HIV9 Follow Key Regulatory Approvals for Anti-HIV Compounds

... International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV infection (HIV9) in Glasgow, U.K., from 09-13 November ... of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in antiretroviral treatment-experienced adult ... to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection to include treatment-experienced adult ...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Announces Single Dose Safety and Pharmacokinetics Results for ANA598 in Healthy Volunteers

... Market Opportunity in HCV Infection Chronic HCV infection is a serious public health concern ... Cirrhosis of the liver resulting from chronic HCV infection is the leading indication for ... Most infected individuals are unaware of their infection status and the large majority of individuals ...

CIMZIA(R) (Certolizumab Pegol) Provides Rapid and Sustained Relief from Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis for Two Years

... treatment of patients with latent tuberculosis infection reduces the risk of reactivation in ... risk factors and test for latent tuberculosis infection prior to initiating CIMZIA and during therapy. Initiate treatment of latent tuberculosis infection prior to therapy with CIMZIA. Monitor patients ...

Walter Reed Evaluation Concludes FirstVue(TM) HBSAG Test is Preferred over Other Rapid Tests

... sensitivity of a test and means that Hepatitis B infection can now be identified even with relatively recent ... B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It is a major ... HIV. Most people who develop chronic Hepatitis B infection are not aware that they have the disease. About ...

CIMZIA(R) (Certolizumab Pegol) Provides Long-Term Benefit Without Dose Escalation in Crohn's Disease Patients

... treatment of patients with latent tuberculosis infection reduces the risk of reactivation in ... risk factors and test for latent tuberculosis infection prior to initiating CIMZIA and during therapy. Initiate treatment of latent tuberculosis infection prior to therapy with CIMZIA. Monitor patients ...

CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients

... treatment of patients with latent tuberculosis infection reduces the risk of reactivation in ... risk factors and test for latent tuberculosis infection prior to initiating CIMZIA and during therapy. Initiate treatment of latent tuberculosis infection prior to therapy with CIMZIA. Monitor patients ...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Outcome of ANA598 Healthy Volunteer Study and Finalization of Study Design for Phase Ib Trial in HCV Patients

... Market Opportunity in HCV Infection Chronic HCV infection is a serious public health concern ... Cirrhosis of the liver resulting from chronic HCV infection is the leading indication for ... that fewer than 5% of people with chronic HCV infection living in the U.S. are under treatment ...

Continuous Treatment With Abbott's HUMIRA(R) Achieves Superior Long-Term Efficacy for Psoriasis Patients Compared to Interrupting Treatment

... discontinued if a patient develops a new serious infection until infections are controlled. Physicians ... of HUMIRA in patients with a history of recurring infection or with underlying conditions that may predispose ... cases have been fatal. Patients at risk for HBV infection should be evaluated for prior evidence of ...

Leading Healthcare System Decreases MRSA Infection Rate by 53 Percent - Offers Protocol & Educational Materials Free of Charge to Other Organizations

... the very simplest of precautionary measures of infection control," said Wiles. "The true cost had been in ... must be creating a culture of hand hygiene and infection control because nobody else but me could make ... survey by the Association for Professionals in infection Control and Epidemiology shows most ...

Cystic Fibrosis Axentis Pharma Initiates Clinical Trial for Lung Infections

... established drug for the treatment of pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis patients. The ... of tobramycin, delivered directly to the site of infection via standard nebulizers. ARB-CF0223 has an ... patients. Such complications often involve infection of the bronchi by the bacteria Pseudomonas ...

Variant of Mad Cow Disease May Be Transmitted by Blood Transfusions, According to Animal Study

... is no reliable non-invasive test for detecting infection before the onset of clinical disease. In addition ... clinicians were very concerned that the infection could be transmitted between people by ... signs of TSEs and three others showed evidence of infection without clinical signs, yielding an overall ...

Indevus Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase III Trial of PRO 2000

... and effectiveness of PRO 2000 in preventing HIV infection in women. The trial will also assess effects on ... vaginal microbicide in preventing HIV infection in women. This trial will also assess effects on ... male hypogonadism, PRO 2000 for the prevention of infection by HIV and other sexually-transmitted pathogens, ...

Cepheid GeneXpert(R) System and Xpert(TM) MRSA Selected for up to 11 Victoria, Australia Hospitals in Rollout of 'Start Clean' Strategy

... the rollout of the 5-year 'Start Clean' Victorian infection Control Strategy, introduced by the ... 2009, according to the timelines published in the infection control strategy. On-demand Xpert MRSA results ... As quoted from the Start Clean Victorian infection Control Strategy 2007-2011 document: "Recent ...

Study Shows Use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) Test was Associated with an 82% Reduction in Intensive Care Unit Mortality Rates from Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections

... bacteria are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infection mortality. The infection is initially diagnosed when a culture of a ... significant costs to the healthcare system. The infection is detected when a culture of the patient's ...
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