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Antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals in waterways

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 9, 2009 Antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals are seeping into the waterways of North America, Europe and East Asia, according to an investigation published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). ...

Derma Sciences Announces First Commercial Sales of BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressings

...o exhibit their high level of activity even in the presence of wound fluid and blood, and also in that the active component is non-leaching. Leaching antimicrobials can exit the base substrate dressing and potentially lead to interference in wound healing as well as to the creation of resistant strains of pathogen...

Quality measures improve outcomes more than hospital volume alone

...surgery, with mortality rates similar across all levels of hospital volume if no quality measures are missed. The six quality measures were whether antimicrobials were used to prevent surgical site infection on the operative day, whether the antimicrobial was appropriate, whether serial compression devices were ...

Biocoat and Agion to Develop and Co-market Coatings for Medical Devices.

...fective antimicrobial agent. Silver has long been known for its antimicrobial properties and Agion's zeolite carrier provides many benefits over other antimicrobials that are alcohol-, chlorine-, or ammonium-based. Silver is proven to be safe with no toxic affects on people, plants or animals. Agion technology ope...

FDA Approves New Indication for Wyeth's TYGACIL (tigecycline) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

...tible strains of indicated pathogens in adults. "The approval of this new indication is timely. Antibiotic resistance continues to grow and new antimicrobials are needed," says Joseph Camardo, M.D., Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. "The approval of TYGACIL for CABP is an...

Are Hospital Mobile Phones Dialing Up Superbugs?

...atient transmission of bacteria in a hospital setting," the authors wrote in their study, published online in the Annals of Clinical Microbiology and antimicrobials . To combat the spread of disease and infections through contaminated hand-held electronic devices, the authors recommended proactive strategies to...

Why does aspirin increase the susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to antimicrobials?

...ility of H. pylori to metronidazole, it has no effect on the mutations of rdxA gene of H. pylori . Aspirin increases endocellular concentrations of antimicrobials and probably by altering the expression of the outer membrane proteins (OMP) of H. pylori . Their study will help understand the mechanisms of the re...

Steroids aid recovery from pneumonia, UT Southwestern researchers say

...p that got both the antibiotic and the steroids did the best," Dr. Hardy said. "The inflammation in their lungs got significantly better." Although antimicrobials remain the primary therapy for M pneumoniae infection, there have been several reports in recent years about physicians adding steroids to the treatme...

AVMA Addresses Livestock Health Issues Before U.S. Congress

...ate hearing on antibiotic resistance and mollified concerns that the use of antimicrobials -- such as penicillin and tetracycline -- in food animals leads to human re...isk assessments demonstrate a very low risk to human health from the use of antimicrobials in food animals, and more significantly, some models predict an increased h...

Tip sheet for the Annals of Internal Medicine, April 15, 2008, issue

...d treatment options have narrowed as gonorrhea has become resistant to many drugs; (currently, gonorrhea treatment options come from a single class of antimicrobials -- cephalosporins). Authors say that in addition to developing and providing effective antimicrobial drugs, a comprehensive program to control gono...
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Trius Therapeutics Announces Presentations Featuring Torezolid Antibiotic at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

...us strains; A. Louie, C. Fregeau, W. Liu, H. Conde, R. Kulawy, G. Drusano Sunday, May 17th Poster Presentations - New antimicrobials against Gram-positives (13:30 - 14:30) P 1091 : Effects of food on the pharmacokinetics of TR-701, a novel oxazolidinone prodrug ...

NovaBay(R) Pharmaceuticals Enters into Agreement to Broaden Intellectual Property Estate and Expand Clinical Opportunities for Its Aganocide(R) Compounds

... New Collaboration with Leading Researchers having Clinical Experience with antimicrobials that are Biological Basis for Aganocide Compounds EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex...

Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses 'Unacceptable' Risks to Public Health, Environment

... soils and to minimize the impact on adjacent communities. Below are the Commission's key recommendations. 1. Ban the non-therapeutic use of antimicrobials in food animal production to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance to medically important antibiotics and other microbials. 2. Implemen...

Iomai Announces Data from Phase 2 Field Study of Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Accepted for Presentation at ICAAC

... Phase 2 field study of a patch-based vaccine for travelers' diarrhea has been accepted as a "late breaker" presentation at Interscience Conference on antimicrobials and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), to be held in Chicago Sept. 17 to 20. The abstract, "Transcutaneous Immunization with the Heat Labile Toxin (LT) of Enterot...
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Cystic fibrosis patients may breathe easier, thanks to bioengineered antimicrobials

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. By better understanding how antimicrobials bind and thereby get inactivated in the mucus of air passages, researchers at the University of Illinois may have found a way to help cystic fibrosis patients fight off deadly infections. While not a cure, this work has potential as a th...

Vitamin D may exacerbate autoimmune disease

...n to transcribe at least 913 genes and largely control the innate immune response by expressing the bulk of the body's antimicrobial peptides, natural antimicrobials that target bacteria. Written under the guidance of professor Trevor Marshall of Murdoch University, Western Australia, the paper contends that 25-...

Flies may spread drug-resistant bacteria from poultry operations

... increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a major threat to the health of the public, and policymakers should quickly phase out and ban the use of antimicrobials for non-therapeutic use in food animal production," said Lawrence. ...

Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu

...s. "We don't have hard data on how it was used or whether it was appropriately or inappropriately used, but in general, people are putting a lot of antimicrobials into the environment now," Janies said. "When people do that, they change the selective landscape. The virus would rather remain in its wild type form...

Scientists fool bacteria into killing themselves to survive

...ly important in the future, Wong said. "Now that we more fully understand how our molecular 'hole punchers' work, we can look for similar ways to make antimicrobials that bacteria cannot evolve immunity to." ...

Wielding microbe against microbe, beetle defends its food source

...microbes has dwindled, even as resistance to existing antibiotics has spread. Whether symbiotic associations end up being a treasure trove of new antimicrobials and other useful agents remains to be seen. But it's promising to see insects pairing up with actinomycetes. "Actinomycetes are likely very attra...

New study links fate of personal care products to environmental pollution and human health concerns

...al microorganisms." Along the way of studying the deposition history of antimicrobials in sediments, the team also discovered a new pathway for the breakdown of a...mical follies. Halden is planning to continue his research on persistent antimicrobials by studying their body burden and associated health effects in susceptible ...

'Invisible' bacteria dupe the human immune system

... as well as other steps required for the formation of the 'invisibility cloak' that we have discovered in York, now offers the chance to develop novel antimicrobials against these bacteria. ...

New drug targets may fight tuberculosis and other bacterial infections in novel way

...e journal's Jan. 26 print edition -- highlight what Dr. Quadri has called a "paradigm shift" in infectious disease research. "We are moving beyond antimicrobials such as antibiotics, which kill the bacterium directly, to anti-infectives, that may have no effect against the pathogen in the test tube but which do...

Poultry workers at increased risk of carrying antibiotic-resistant E. coli

...f Environmental Health Perspectives. The use of antimicrobials in industrial food production has been going on fo...the participants were tested for resistance to the antimicrobials ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, ceftriazone, gentamicin...large-scale, industrialized operations, the use of antimicrobials in feeds intended to stimulate growth has increase...
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BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial Proven To Be Completely Inert to Steel In Independent Corrosion Testing

...ing protocol Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial was found to be completely non-corrosive to steel. Many of today's commercially available antimicrobials and cleaners are corrosive to iron and steel. As confirmed by this independent test, Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial was found to be completel...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves a 100% Total Kill (Pass) Against the Life Threatening Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) Spores in Independent EPA Required Protocol Testing.

...ile (C.diff) present in this test in 10 minutes at room temperature. Few antimicrobials are capable of passing this test. These Validated Results Now Giv e Yg ...n most health care facilities globally. Many leading commercially available antimicrobials currently used in the global health care arena are ineffective at eliminati...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves World Class Independent Test Results in Killing Life Threatening Spores/Organisms

...d the world. Examples of commonly used antimicrobials in health care facilities including hospitals whic...cide 06 Plus(TM) and Myacide(R) GA 25. While these antimicrobials may eliminate easily eradicated bacteria and some ...environments in the health care arena. Examples of antimicrobials which have passed the EPA required test include St...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces a Published Case Study

...tment. This case demonstrates the biocompatibility of CellerateRx(R) in supporting the successful take of living skin equivalents and the delivery of antimicrobials when used in combinational therapies. The article further reports CellerateRx's(R) effectiveness in treating tunneling wounds, and is easy to use. P...

NanoBio to Announce Key Clinical and Preclinical Data in Nine Presentations at ICAAC/IDSA 2008

...Vehicle-Controlled Trial of a Novel Topical Antiviral Nanoemulsion (NB-001) for Recurrent Herpes Labialis 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Novel Nanoemulsion antimicrobials Tested Against Nine Gram-Positive Species, Poster #F1-3944 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Antimicrobial Activity of Nanoemulsions Tested Against Seven Gram...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2008 ICAAC/IDSA Joint Meeting

...ime: 12:15pm ET - 1:15pm ET Location: Hall C "We are extremely proud to have been selected to present at the leading global antimicrobials conference," said Susan Froshauer, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals. "These data result from one of two proof-of-conc...

ViroPharma Enhances Leadership to Support Global Growth and Expanding Business

... for maribavir, ViroPharma's anti-cytomegalovirus compound. He has 17 years of industry and academic experience in the area of infectious diseases and antimicrobials clinical research. Prior to joining ViroPharma in 2005, Dr. Gelone was the director of the medical science liaison team and led publications strategy ...

MicuRx Pharmaceuticals Selects Next-Generation Antibiotic Candidate Targeting MRSA and Expands Operation in China

...ion antimicrobial products. About Multi-Drug Resistance and MRSA Modern antimicrobials (antibiotics and related pharmaceuticals) have substantially reduced the th...ntries. MicuRx is addressing this need directly by developing best-in-class antimicrobials targeting multi- drug resistant bacteria. About MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, I...

Innovative Fosshield(R) Antimicrobial Technology Shown to Continuously Kill MRSA 'Superbug'

...hnology that safely, naturally, and continuously inhibits the growth of destructive and odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, and viruses. Unlike other antimicrobials that are applied only via topical coatings, the additive in Fosshield(R) is embedded into the fiber during manufacturing process, providing the most e...

Sureshield Coatings Company Established to Market Industry-Leading Portfolio of Advanced Coatings for Metal Surfaces

...dwide to streamline implementation of in-demand antimicrobial, anti-fingerprint and easy-to-clean coatings for metals. *Sureshield is formulated with antimicrobials to help suppress the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms on the coating. Sureshield is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene or to...
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Antibiotic

... to treat infections . The term originally described only those formulations derived from living organisms, but is now applied also to synthetic antimicrobials , such as the sulfonamides . Antibiotics are small molecules with a molecular weight less than 2000 and they are not enzymes . Unlike previous...
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