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Intestinal Infection Afflicts 13 of 1,000 Hospital Patients, Infection Rates 6.5 - 20 Times Greater Than Previous Estimates, New Study Says

More than 7,000 C. difficile Inpatients on Any One Day; Patients Dispersed Across Hospital Units ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The life-threatening bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions, Clostridium difficile, is sickening many more patient...

Polio afflicts a girl despite vaccination

A 1-year-old girl has been diagnosed with polio in spite of receiving 9 doses of the polio vaccine. According to an official statement, polio can be prevented by 4-10 doses of the vaccine//. However, this does not hold true for this girl called Jannat. “Earlier she used to roam around the house...

New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

...ting Alzheimer's disease. We desperately need disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer's." A progressive, neurodegenerative disorder, Alzheimer's afflicts 2.4 to 4.5 million people in the United States, mostly those older than 65, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging. The disease is marked b...

Fighting Multiple Sclerosis One Shirt at a Time

... Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 1, 2009 -- The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has a new ally in its fight against MS, the debilitating disease that afflicts over 2.5 million people the world over. Multiple sclerosis is the most common, progressive neurological condition striking young adults today. The a...

Experts Urge One Test to Diagnose Diabetes

...ostic guidelines will also appear in the July issue of Diabetes Care . Currently, two tests are widely used to diagnose type 2 diabetes, which now afflicts some 24 million Americans: fasting plasma glucose or oral glucose tolerance tests. Both look at short-term blood glucose levels and involve some incon...

Low T Specialist, reNEW MAN Promotes National Network of Doctors

...s in treating the symptoms of andropause. Andropause, also known as 'male menopause' is a condition tied to deficiencies in male hormone levels that afflicts millions of men. reNEW MAN is an established leader in the male hormone community. The company has a national network of physicians that are ...

Artificial liver may extend lives

...ing list. Each year only about one-third of those who need a donor liver will receive one, and many patients die while waiting. Acute liver failure afflicts more than 30,000 Americans each year, including those with chronic liver diseases like hepatitis, as well as those whose livers were damaged, such as ...

Most common brain cancer may start in neural stem cells

...ase early. Appearing June 2 in Cancer Cell , the U-M team's findings in mice show for the first time that: Glioblastoma, the type of cancer that afflicts U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy and is diagnosed in about 10,000 Americans each year, may originate in neural stem cells located in a brain region known as t...

QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy

...tic approach to wet AMD," said Henry Hudson, M.D., Retina Centers, PC, the other lead investigator for the study. "Wet AMD is an ocular disease that afflicts people of advanced age, and doctor visits can be onerous to the patient and the patient's caregiver," said Bob Butchofsky, Chief Executive Officer of ...

Most common brain cancer may originate in neural stem cells

...ase early. Appearing June 2 in Cancer Cell , the U-M team's findings in mice show for the first time that: Glioblastoma, the type of cancer that afflicts U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy and is diagnosed in about 10,000 Americans each year, may originate in neural stem cells located in a brain region known as t...
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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

... "Additional research is needed to identify those at high genetic risk and develop methods to delay disease progression." Alzheimer's disease afflicts about 10 percent of people over age 65 and almost half over 85. With the skyrocketing number of people living to older ages, there is an urgent need t...

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and Inverness Medical Innovations to Develop Commercial Test to Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease

...91 billion and the cost to state and federal Medicaid for nursing home care for people with AD and other dementias was $21 billion. Dementia currently afflicts over 29 million people worldwide, and the annual global costs of dementia are estimated to amount to $315 billion. "It is still challenging to a...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Study New Drug Combinations to Treat Childhood Leukemia

...ctivity or synergy is not due to the transport or delivery of clofarabine, but to enhanced cell death. We were so pleased with the results." AML afflicts mostly adults -- about 10,000 new cases each year -- and strikes older children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia usually affects children between the age...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference

... the drug combination," Dr. Burger said. "Triple-negative breast cancers might respond against that drug (AFP464)." Triple-negative breast cancer afflicts mostly young women under the age of 40 and is more prevalent in the African-American community. About 182,460 women in the United States were diagnose...

ELAD(R) Liver Support System Study Initiated at Multiple U.S. Centers

...t controls. A marketing application was submitted to China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in September 2007 and is under review. ALF afflicts more than 30,000 U.S. patients each year including people with chronic liver disease like hepatitis, or without chronic disease, such as individuals w...

Alexza's AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Meets Primary Endpoint of Treating Acute Agitation in Patients with Bipolar Disorder in Phase 3 Trial

...ny's analysis of patient information from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the company believes that in the United States schizophrenia afflicts about 2.5 million adults and bipolar disorder affects about 6 million adults. The Company believes approximately 90% of these patients experience agi...

Alexza's AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Phase 3 Trial Meets Primary Endpoint of Treating Acute Agitation in Schizophrenic Patients

... disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults while schizophrenia afflicts about 2.4 million people in the United States. Market research among physicians and health-care providers indicates that over 90% of these patients wi...

Alexza Initiates Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial for AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine)

... disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults while schizophrenia afflicts about 2.4 million people in the United States. Market research among physicians and health-care providers indicates that over 90% of these patients wi...

Alexza Completes Enrollment in Phase 3 Clinical Trial with AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) for Acute Agitation

... major psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), schizophrenia afflicts about 6.0 million adults in the United States and bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults. Company-sponsored market research indica...

FDA Accepts Investigational New Drug Application for ARI-2243 and a First in Man Clinical Trial Set to Begin During the First Half of 2008

...cts to initiate a first-in-man clinical trial during the first half of 2008 and is developing the product for the treatment of Type II diabetes, which afflicts about 20 million people in the United States and in excess of 170 million people worldwide.(1,2) "The FDA's acceptance of our IND marks an important...
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Cystinosis

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Alport syndrome

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ABO incompatibility

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Muscle atrophy through thick but not thin

... During desperate times, such as fasting, or muscle wasting that afflicts cancer or AIDS patients, the body cannibalizes itself, atrophying and breaking down skeletal muscle proteins to liberate amino acids. In a new study p...

Key protein regulating inflammation may prove relevant to controlling sepsis

...ndings may prove relevant to developing more effective treatments against sepsis, the severe inflammatory condition caused by bacterial infection that afflicts many patients in intensive care units (ICU). In their paper, "WIP1 phosphatase is a negative regulator of NFκB signaling," published in the M...

A revolutionary new model for Alzheimer's disease

...from the Buck Institute for Age Research offers a revolutionary new model for Alzheimer's disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative disorder which afflicts 24 million people worldwide. In an effort to unravel the normal function of a protein implicated in AD, scientists in California and France have disc...

In just 5 years, gene discovery to clinical trial of potential treatment

...'s annual meeting in San Francisco. The disease is Progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), a rare, accelerated aging disease that afflicts children. The discovery of the gene responsible for the disease five years ago led scientists to the experimental drug that is now being evaluate...

Yale researchers unravel mystery of brain aneurysms

... Yale researchers have taken the first critical steps in unraveling the mysteries of brain aneurysms, the often fatal rupturing of blood vessels that afflicts 500,000 people worldwide each year and nearly killed Vice President-elect Joseph Biden two decades ago. An international team led by Murat Gunel, ...

Common treatment to delay labor decreases preterm infants' risk for cerebral palsy

...al palsy is attributed to brain injury or developmental abnormality during pregnancy, birth or in early childhood. It is estimated that cerebral palsy afflicts more than 200,000 Americans between the ages of 3 and 13, making it a leading cause of chronic childhood disability. Magnesium sulfate is given rout...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

... at understanding how amyloid causes neuronal dysfunction in the brain. All of this research helps advance the understanding of Alzheimer's, which now afflicts more than 5 million Americans. A better understanding, it is hoped, will lead to more effective therapies that will slow the progression of the diseas...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 30, 2008

...em erroneously appears to attack and destroy insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. It usually begins in childhood, requires insulin injections, and afflicts about 800,000 people in the U.S. alone. Scientists do not understand the link between cows milk and diabetes. They know, however, that beta-lactoglob...

Yale scientists show that a microRNA can reduce lung cancer growth

...le mouse models of lung cancer, according to work by researchers at Yale University and Asuragen, Inc., published in the journal Cell Cycle. Cancer afflicts 1.5 million people a year in the United States alone, and lung cancer is the most common and deadly form of cancer worldwide. This study indicates a d...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 9, 2008

... ] scheduled for the Jan. 14 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS weekly newsmagazine. Type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, afflicts about 800,000 people in the U.S. alone, sharply increasing their risk of heart attacks, vision loss, kidney failure, and other complications. In th...
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Tigris Pharmaceuticals Presents Results of Breast Cancer Research at AACR Annual Meeting

...th the drug alone or in combination with vorinostat, depending on the molecular gene profile subtypes of the patients. Triple-negative breast cancer afflicts mostly young women under the age of 40 and is more prevalent in the African-American and Hispanic community. About 182,460 women in the United States ...

PacificGMP and LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Announce cGMP Manufacturing Collaboration

...ctor of CMC Operations for LigoCyte. "We appreciate PacificGMP's assistance in the development of our vaccine for norovirus infection, an illness that afflicts an estimated 23 million individuals in the U.S. annually, frequently resulting in serious medical consequences." About PacificGMP PacificGM...

Improved culture system for hepatitis C virus infection

... 16 issue of PLoS ONE, will allow pharmaceutical companies to effectively test new drug candidates or possible vaccines for the HCV infection, which afflicts about 170 million people worldwide. Currently, there is no animal model that is effective for testing such therapies. Assistant Professor of Medic...

New Study Reports That Ablative Therapy With HALO360 Device Effectively Treats Highest-Risk Category of Barrett's Esophagus

...ee of the highest-risk of Barrett's esophagus after having a non-surgical, endoscopic treatment using the HALO360 ablation system. Barrett's esophagus afflicts more than three million U.S. adults and is a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The abnormal Barrett's tissue is the precursor to...

Applied Isotope Technologies will Exclusively Supply Biochemimarker(TM) Discovery Products for a Unique Pilot Study on Autism

...u stated "There is an urgent need for an accurate biochemical diagnostic tool that will permit accurate assessment and early intervention of ASD which afflicts as many as 1 in 150 children in the USA today." AIT is a development stage company dedicated to biochemimarker discovery for new or improved disease...

BMP Sunstone Receives SFDA Acceptance for Enablex(R) Clinical Trial

...ency and frequency related to an Overactive Bladder ("OAB"). Global annual sales of OAB medication are estimated to be USD$2.25 billion. In China, OAB afflicts an estimated 24-29% of the population over the age of 24, or over 200 million people. However, the treatment rates are historically low, with less tha...

Alexza Initiates First Phase 3 Clinical Trial for AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine)

... major psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), schizophrenia afflicts about 2.4 million people in the United States and bipolar disease affects about 5.7 million American adults. We believe over 90% of these patients wil...

Epeius Biotechnologies Leads With Keynote Address on the Advent of Pathotropic Medicine for Cancer at the Global Pharma R&D Summit Conference in Boston MA

...rials in the United States using intravenous Rexin-G for breast cancer that afflicts one of 4 women and sarcoma that afflicts teen-agers and young adults. These Phase I/II clinical trials with adaptive...

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and Verus Pharmaceuticals Work Together to Raise Awareness of Food Allergies

...tions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, etc.), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. Food allergy afflicts one in 25 Americans overall, and one in 17 under age 3. ABOUT FAAN Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leade...

PREOS(R) Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism

...ion) for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, a rare deficiency of parathyroid hormone for which there is no FDA-approved therapy. Hypoparathyroidism afflicts approximately 65,000 people in the United States and an estimated 120,000 outside of the U.S. It is most often caused by injury to or removal of the p...
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