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New IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommend NOXAFIL(R) (Posaconazole) for Antifungal Prophylaxis in Certain High-Risk Patients

KENILWORTH, N.J., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today reported that its antifungal agent NOXAFIL(R) (posaconazole) Oral Suspension received an A-1 recommendation(1) (highest rating) for the prevention of invasive Aspergillus infections in certain h...

New Antibiotics, Need Of The Hour: IDSA

The pharmaceutical companies have been urged to produce more antibiotics by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The federal legislation// is being encouraged to provide drug companies with incentives to do so. Combating the drug-resistant microbes should deserve the utmost prio...

More compelling evidence on why earlier HIV treatment lengthens survival

...sults from the first analysis were announced Oct. 2008 at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/46th Annual idsa Meeting Washington DC. Among the 8,632 patients with a CD4+ count+ 351 to 500, those who deferred antiretroviral therapy until the CD4+ count was belo...

New Book Exposes 'Junk Science,' Conflicts of Interest, Disease Guidelines Affecting Millions

... Critical evidence revealed about idsa guidelines, science, researchers examined in recen...onflicts of interest, academic ties, research, and idsa guidelines for Lyme disease. Third in a series, "T...e guidelines formation process "flawed." The idsa Lyme disease guidelines are sometimes called "rest...

Health experts urge supermarket pharmacies to 'get smart' about free antibiotics

...you, and may in fact do more harm than good," said idsa President Anne Gershon, MD. "At a time when antibi...rs to Wegmans, ShopRite, Stop and Shop, and Giant, idsa and CDC suggest that supermarkets could begin with...s, brochures, and other educational materials. idsa suggests supermarkets offer free flu shots rather ...

Health experts urge return of prevention and wellness funding to stimulus

... idsa and HIVMA are surprised and disappointed that the Senate removed one of the...programs now that would have averted much larger health expenditures later. idsa applauds the House of Representatives for including $3 billion in public he...

Free antibiotics: The wrong prescription for cold and flu season

...isis of antibiotic resistance does not make good public health sense," said idsa President Anne Gershon, MD. "On the other hand, grocery stores would be doi...g efforts will encourage patients to ask for antibiotics prescriptions." idsa urges grocery store pharmacies to partner with the CDC's "Get Smart" progra...

No ESKAPE! New drugs against MRSA, other superbugs still lacking

...ntibiotic resistance continues to grow, the latest idsa "Bad Bugs, No Drugs" report examines the trickle o...evelopment StagnatesA Public Health Crisis Brews," idsa detailed the complex mix of factors driving drug m...e been reluctant to gamble. In the new report, idsa outlines steps Congress should take to make antibi...

Medical societies: Adults need vaccines

...th treatment run in the billions." Adult vaccination rates range from 26 to 69 percent, depending on the vaccine and specific target group. ACP and idsa plan to work with the other medical societies toward facilitating access to tools and resources to help physicians encourage adult immunization amongs...

Nation's Top Healthcare Organizations Announce Strategies to Prevent Deadly Healthcare-Associated Infections : Strategies emphasize practical implementation in acute healthcare settings

...ganizations. Infection control experts at SHEA and idsa will assume responsibility for updating these stra...ss accountability," said David Classen, M.D., idsa spokesperson and co-author of the strategies. ...ing www.preventingHAIs.com . About SHEA and idsa Read the full story at http://www.p...
IDSA in Medical Technology

Arpida Provides Further Comments on the Pivotal Phase III Trials

...intravenous iclaprim in complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSI). Extensive data on ASSIST-1 has been presented at last year's ICAAC and idsa meetings. Data on ASSIST-2 will be presented at the upcoming 18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) which ta...

MedImmune Announces Phase 2 Safety Data for Anti-RSV Antibody and National RSV Surveillance Results

...er. "We are pleased to present new Phase 2 data at idsa regarding motavizumab, a key investigational monoc...-RSV initiatives that will be presented during the idsa meeting include: Safety, Tolerability, and Immuno... region. Additional information regarding the idsa 45TH Annual Meeting can be found at http://www.id...
IDSA in Biological News

American Society for Microbiology honors Ekaterina Helwein

...ity. The ICAAC Young Investigator Award will be presented during ASM's 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/46th idsa Annual Meeting, October 25 October 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. ASM is the world's oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 43,...

American Society for Microbiology honors Eric Skaar

...olar. The ICAAC Young Investigator Award will be presented during ASM's 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/46th idsa Annual Meeting, October 25 October 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. ASM is the world's oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 43,...

American Society for Microbiology honors Walter Stamm

...ashington. The sanofi-aventis U.S. Award will be presented during ASM's 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/46th idsa Annual Meeting, October 25 October 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. ASM is the world's oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 43,...

American Society for Microbiology honors Douglas Weibel

...rsity. The ICAAC Young Investigator Award will be presented during ASM's 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/46th idsa Annual Meeting, October 25 October 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. ASM is the world's oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 43,...

Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears

...emiology, and related disciplines. JID is published under the auspices of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Based in Alexandria, Va., idsa is a professional society representing about 8,000 physicians and scientists who specialize in infectious diseases. For more information, visit www.i...
IDSA in Biological Technology

Fungitell(R) CE Marked, Referenced in IDSA and NCCN Guidelines and Added to EORTC-MSG Revised Definitions of Invasive Fungal Disease

EAST FALMOUTH, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC), a leading manufacturer of endotoxin and beta-glucan detection products, today announced that the Fungitell(R) assay kit, for the measurement of (1-->3)-beta-D-Glucan, a fungal cell wall component, has been CE mark...

Positive Study Results for Ceftaroline Phase III Clinical Study for the Treatment of Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections Presented at ICAAC / IDSA

New Data on Ceftaroline, a Novel, Broad-Spectrum Cephalosporin in Development for Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSI) and Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) presented a detailed ana...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...nd Chief Executive Officer. "As we head into the second half of this year, we look forward to presenting additional data from this study at ICAAC and idsa and we are focused on completing our second fidaxomicin Phase 3 trial and preparing regulatory filings for fidaxomicin and prulifloxacin." Re...

Medarex And PharmAthene Announce New Therapeutic Data for Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Valortim(R)

... - Data Presentation at 48th ICAAC / idsa 46th Annual Meeting - PRINCETON, N.J. and ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX ), a leading monoclonal ant...

AdvanDx Receives Frost & Sullivan's Rapid In-Vitro Diagnostic Technology Innovation of the Year Award

...of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for Enterococcal bloodstream infections. Abstract Presentation 131. idsa 2006. Toronto, Canada. 2. Ly et al. Impact Upon Clinical Outcomes of Translation of PNA FISH generated Laboratory Data From the Clinical Micr...

Arpida Presents Data on Iclaprim at Scientific Congress in Germany

...acokinetics were shown to be predictable and unaffected by ketaconazole. Moreover, the good safety profile was confirmed. As at the previous ICAAC and idsa conferences, we've encountered a lively interest in iclaprim among the congress attendees in Kiel. This again reinforces the view that there is an urg...

Advanced Life Sciences to Present Data from Selected Cethromycin Clinical Trials at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

...es Society of America (IDSA) 45th Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 4-7. idsa Annual Meetings typically feature cutting-edge, breakthrough science and pr...itis/tonsillitis therapeutic studies in patients 12 years of age or older. idsa is an organization of physicians, scientists and other health care professi...

Juvaris BioTherapeutics Announces Six Scientific Presentations at Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Meeting October 6, 2007

...for HIV, influenza, hepatitis and HSV-2. "We are pleased that the company and its collaborators are presenting a number of high quality papers at the idsa meeting in San Diego," said Martin D. Cleary, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Juvaris. "We believe these presentations demonstrate the wide applicabil...

Arpida Presents Preclinical and Clinical Data on Iclaprim at ICAAC

...SA eradication rates were 84.7% vs. 85.3%, respectively). Additional clinical data on safety and efficacy will be presented in October at the upcoming idsa meeting in San Diego. E-902, E-904, E-910, E-911: Four posters presented data on large susceptibility studies against recent clinical isolates: iclap...

Arpida Interim Results for six Months to 30 June 2007

...al of 24 abstracts on iclaprim have been accepted at the upcoming ICAAC and idsa conferences in the USA. We are eager to share our preclinical and clinical ...two main conferences coming up in the short term are ICAAC in September and idsa in October; both take place in the USA. A total of 37 abstracts containing ...
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