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Vaccine for septic conditions

... which bacteria produce and causes the symptoms of septic shock. Working with animals, they have shown how the vaccine can protect against sepsis, by stimulating the immune system to fight against it. It's hoped that in the future the vaccine might be used to protect humans by being administered before surg...

Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C

... properties,which until now is being used to treat septic infections, may also help reduce the damage caused by stroke. Researchers who conducted the study on mice found that APC could protect brain cells from the secondary damage associated with ischemic stroke by preventing apoptosis, a form of programmed...

Teen dies after complications from abortion pill

...fetus left inside her uterus caused her to go into septic shock. Planned Parenthood also said it is investigating Patterson's death.A spokeswoman for Danco Laboratories, which makes RU-486, estimated that 200,000 women in the United States and more than 1 million worldwide have used the pill since it was in...

Intensive Care Patients More At Risk From Kidney Failure

...RT. The most common contributing factor to ARF was septic shock (47.5 percent). Approximately 30 percent of ...a rise in blood pressure), mechanical ventilation, septic shock, cardiogenic shock, and hepatorenal syndrome (kidney failure combined with severe liver diseas...

NHS 24: A complete makeover

...bed. Mr. Wiseman who is a father-of-two, died of septic shock after he received the information from the NHS 24 that he was suffering of symptoms similar to bird flu. He was asked to take painkillers but later died. But Dr Robson, 40, said that various reforms have been done to the NHS 24 service. H...

TNF Protein Can Predict GVHD Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

... of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, including septic shock, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Anti-TNF drugs are already FDA-approved and available on the market. We are currently conducting a clinical trial using one of these drugs, etanercept, in clinical trials to see if it can prevent or tr...

Researchers Identify Lung Failure Therapy Receptor

...vents easy breathing. ARDS is caused by pneumonia, septic shock, trauma, or inhaling toxic chemicals. In the current research, it was found that the receptor called CXCR2 attracted neutrophils or the white blood cells, which is the first step in the development of ARDS. “We can’t say yet that if you target ...

TNF Helps in the Understanding of the Immune System and Development of Drugs against Various Ills

...tions for immune system-related ailments including septic shock, cancer, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The...ssively it results in a dangerous condition called septic shock. White blood cells detect a bacterial intruder or toxin in the body which results in the pro...

New Research Offers Hope In Kidney FailureTreatment

...emoval of kidney during kidney transplantation and septic shock, all of which result in a temporary reduction or halt of blood and oxygen supply. Ischemia, or reduced oxygen supply can trigger apopotosis or programmed cell death, more specifically in the tubular cells of the kidney that consume most of th...

Sepsis risk increased due to the absence of one key enzyme

...the bodys vulnerability to bacterial infection and septic shock while a deficiency confers strong resistance...2 deficient mice were resistant to peritonitis and septic shock and were able to clear pathogenic bacteria more efficiently than mice with the enzyme. Ulevi...

Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment

...died on May 28. The cause of death was reported as septic shock with systemic candidiasis, a frequent side effect of excessive steroids. Months later, in correspondence with Pharmacia-Upjohn in the US, who are the makers of the steroid, Saha learnt that the correct dosage was 40 to 120 mg once every two to ...

Pharmaceuticals May not Pose Major Aquatic Environmental Risks

... to municipal wastewater treatment plants, private septic systems, or receiving water without treatment. Though sewage treatment plants can remove or degrade some of the drug compounds, many drugs and by-products are not removed effectively. Hence the major source of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environme...

Too Much of Air in the Lungs Results in VILI

...y, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, septic shock, trauma, aspiration of vomit and chemical inhalation. As a result of these conditions, fluid can build up in the lungs, blocking the alveoli. This causes the body to mount an inflammatory response, which injures the lung's epithelial lining, Ba...

New Research Could Improve Knowledge Of Serious Illnesses

...us illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, septic shock and cancer//. The project, which is to run for four years, will include scientists, engineers and mathematicians at the University of Bath. It will examine in detail electron spin resonance imaging, a technique used in whole body scanning. The...

New Study Finds On/Off Switch for Septic Shock

According to a new study, septic shock—a dangerous, often deadly runaway immune res...tor that can stop an infection from progressing to septic shock, explains Dr. Schneider. It does so by helping with cytokine production and then tempering the...

Bacteriophages may Boost the Effectiveness of Antibiotics

...e in the UK every year. MRSA infection can lead to septic shock and death. Source-Eurekalert SRI...

New Hope for Kidney Failure Patients

...atients who experience acute kidney failure during septic shock can require dialysis for up to two weeks, wh...ocused on treating kidney failure during and after septic shock, but the drug it is developing could eventually treat other causes of kidney failure. Dr Cli...

Blood Marker Helps Predict Prognosis Among Those With Abdominal Infection

...re most closely correlated with the development of septic multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, with peak levels...s a fast and reliable approach to assessing severe septic complications and overall prognosis in patients with secondary peritonitis," the authors conclude. "...

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Infection

...nted, in order to rule out any subjects who became septic during an unrelated hospital stay. Only 14 percent of those initially enrolled in the study were on statins. Out of the 1,041 patients, there were a total of 303 hospitalizations for sepsis. Source-NewswiseBR>SRM/B...

Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

...me because they are so expensive to maintain - the septic tank must be cleared once a week that costs about ...ojects. "Every other Monday they must suck their septic tanks. But here, we can wait six to seven months until the tank is full," said Gachanja, who lives i...

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