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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...ic. "I have seen healthy people on antibiotics for urinary tract infections develop renal failure; that's not uncommon, but it's most dreaded in the critically ill patient," Dr. Szerlip says. ...

Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections

...imal origin, contaminated with E.coli, can lead to urinary tract infections in women, according to a team of ... About 8 to 10 million people are diagnosed with urinary tract infections each year. Women are more likely to get UTIs than men because it is easier for the ...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

...y lower blood estrogen levels and higher levels of urinary estrogen breakdown products than normal. These women also had a higher than normal urinary concentration of a marker that indicates bone resorption and had significantly lower than normal bon...

Innovative coating could give medical implants a longer life

...for use on a variety of medical implants including urinary catheters, cardiac stents, biosensors and dental implants and devices. The coating also could be used to prevent the biofouling of water processing equipment, ship hulls and other manmade structures in the marine environment. Looking for a solution ...

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

...ng Escherichia coli, a familiar bug that can cause urinary tract infections--were involved in the upswing. The spread of multidrug resistance in bacteria appears to have two main causes, according to Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD, lead author of the Massachusetts study. The first is the intrinsic ability of bacteria...

By creating molecular bridge, scientists change function of a protein

...ceptor mostly expressed in the prostate, ovary and urinary tract. What they did was modify the estrogen receptor in a step-wise fashion, Zhao said. They used testosterone and progesterone to build the bridge. The receptor was gradually altered to accept one steroid, then another, until accepting the desired...

One bacteria stops another on contact

...ations for management of chronic diseases, such as urinary tract infections. The discovery by a team of scie...ngs indicate that Escherichia coli, one culprit in urinary tract infections, contains genes that when turned on block the growth of other E. coli bacteria that...

Stem cells bring fast direct improvement, without differentiation, in acute renal failure

...ls are primarily destroyed from both the blood and urinary aspects of the cells that must be protected and repaired!" Westenfelder reported. With their rapid mode of action within only two hours in the kidney, the researchers deduced that the mechanism mediating the protective effects of MSC (mesenchymal st...

Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers

...that one of the main ways that cranberries prevent urinary tract infections is by inhibiting the adherence of...ffects. The other projects focus on topics such as urinary tract infections and how the body processes cranberry juice. "There is a massive number of publicat...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

...radical prostatectomy are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence,?says Dr. Lee. “My specially-trained team and I have discovered that by using the robotic technique there is greater nerve sparing, which provides patients with the best chance for maintaining potency and continence.?br /> ...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

...radical prostatectomy are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence,?says Dr. Lee. “My specially-trained team and I have discovered that by using the robotic technique there is greater nerve sparing, which provides patients with the best chance for maintaining potency and continence.?br /> ...

Heart-healthy compound in chocolate identified

... island dwellers had more than twice the levels of urinary nitric oxide -- a chemical compound already known to be associated with healthy flow of blood through the arteries. The Kuna project was only one part of a five-pronged study approach that the research team conducted in order to determine whether ep...

Avian influenza virus in mammals spreads beyond the site of infection to other organ systems

... respiratory tract but also from the digestive and urinary tracts, greatly increasing the possible routes of mammalian transmission. Systemic disease has long been known to occur in birds, with the fecal-oral route of transmission being most important. However, this is the first demonstration of systemic r...

Tiny shock absorbers help bacteria stick around inside the body

...ound and form an infection, like those seen in the urinary tract, for instance. The catch bonds release their... persist in turbulent environments, like the human urinary tract or intestines." ...

U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts

...eposits in the kidneys that can travel through the urinary tract, causing intense pain. One of the most comm...exercising study participants had higher levels of urinary calcium than the exercising group, and thus had a greater risk of developing kidney stones. Addition...

Scientists solve 30-year-old mystery of mutant mouse's kidney woes

...he protein doesn't get properly distributed in the urinary system," says senior author Feng Chen, Ph.D., assi...n to the bladder and other downstream parts of the urinary system." When scientists used an antibody to identify where aqp2 is in the kidneys of the mutant m...

More kidney cancer is detected and treated early, yet death rate rises

... genitourinary system (the reproductive system and urinary system). The American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 38,890 new cases of kidney cancer (24,650 in men and 14,240 in women) in the United States this year, and about 12,840 people (8,130 men and 4,710 women) will die from the disease. ...

Exposure to dioxins influences male reproductive system, study of Vietnam veterans concludes

... complications such as an inability to urinate and urinary tract infection. Surgery is sometimes needed. Dr. Claus Roehrborn, professor and chairman of urology at UT Southwestern and a study author, said, "We know that dioxin causes many endocrine disturbances in the human body. The study indirectly prove...

Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early

...s of circumcision, including better hygiene, fewer urinary tract infections, and less risk of cervical cancer in the partners of circumcised men." The armamentarium of HIV prevention strategies is very small, according to Bailey. The only other strategy proven effective is the use of antiretroviral drugs...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...tory disease, hemorrhagic fever, tuberculosis, and urinary tract infections. In all cases, GreeneChip analysis detected an agent that was consistent with the diagnosis obtained by more traditional and slower methods, such as culture or polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In addition, the GreeneChip was used...

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