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Customized treatments for sepsis lower treatment time and reduce length of ICU stays

... effects on patients, according to new research. We have shown that it is possible to customize antibiotic treatment duration in patients with septicemia based on a reliable and robust blood test, says Jrme Pugin, M.D., of the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

Eritrea Bans Female Circumcision

... often on more than one girl, which increases the risk of infection. Anesthesia is rarely used. Some girls die as a result of hemorrhaging, septicemia and shock. It can also lead to long-term urinary and reproductive problems. However, girls who have not been circumcised are considered ...

Black-white Life Expectancy Gap Reduces, Yet Remains Significant

... favorable trends, continue to keep the black-white gap unnecessarily large, and unfavorable mortality trends in nephritis [kidney disease] and septicemia [bloodstream infection] are currently contributing to widening the gap," the authors write. The authors emphasize that further narrowing of ...

Babies under two years of age to be administered Meningitis vaccination

... a lethal meningitis form. The number of doses of the vaccine will depend on the age of the children. Nearly 700 cases of meningitis and septicemia have been reported in Scotland during the past five years, and nearly 69 of them happen to be children less than two years of age. ...

'Elephant Man' Returns Home

... after their injections the six men were left writhing and screaming in agony when their heads and bodies started swelling. Mr Wilson caught septicemia and pneumonia, and was in a three-week coma. Mr Wilson's aunt, Dolores Flanagan, said: ‘He is putting a brave face on it but he will never be ...

Pneumococcal Vaccine: Childhood Immunization Programme has a new recruit

... thus saving many lives. // The pneumococcal infection, upon entering the blood stream, can cause health complications, as grave as meningitis, septicemia (blood poisoning) and pneumonia. Almost 50 young lives under age 2 are lost to pneumococcal infections in England and Wales every year. Sir Liam ...

Streptococcus Bacterium Enzyme Identified

... is a gram 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 ...

Meningitis is rocking the capital again

... infected droplets of the respiratory or throat secretions and other form of close contact. In addition, more than 20 % of the cases can progress to septicemia that can result in death within a short span of 12-24 hou