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To detect such infections, Emory researchers have been exploiting the chemical properties of maltohexaose, a sugar that is taken up by bacteria, but not mammalian cells. Maltohexaose-based imaging probes could be used to detect infections associated with cardiac and also orthopedic devices, they say.
Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable smartphone reader that can detect common viral and bacterial infections such as mumps, measles, herpes, as well as clinical laboratories. The system could lead to faster and lower-cost lab results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in ...

Public Health England (PHE) recorded 36 cases of pan-resistant-infections between April 2013 and February 2018, this includes the patient who picked up "super-gonorrhoea" in south east Asia which was resistant to the two most commonly used antibiotics. PHE defines a pan-resistant infection as a ...
If their addiction goes untreated, he said, the consequences can include life-threatening bacterial infections and diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. Yet, Williams said, people only "rarely" get the medications recommended for treating opioid dependence, such as buprenorphine and naltrexone. One issue is ...
To better treat these infections, called denture-related stomatitis, University at Buffalo researchers have turned to 3-D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study describing the work, recently ...
Researchers at Washington State University have invented a new smartphone-based portable hardware and software platform for detecting 12 common viral and bacterial infections. The work was published in the journal Clinica Chimica Acta. In a trial of 771 patient samples conducted at the Hospital of the ...

A pivotal phase 3 study has found Merck's investigational beta-lactamase inhibitor imipenem/relebactam (IMI/REL) to be an effective, well-tolerated therapy for certain imipenem-non-susceptible bacterial infections; the data from the RESTORE-IMI 1 study was presented at the 28th European Congress of ...
How common are Clostridium difficile [C. diff] infections in the United States or worldwide? Darrell S. Pardi, MD: C. diff infections are relatively common. ... Yoav Golan, MD: When you discuss epidemiology, it's important to remember that unlike tuberculosis and other infections that have been reportable for a ...
Researchers from Washington State University have developed a smartphone reader capable of quickening treatment by detecting viral and bacterial infections in rural communities. Finding were published in the July 2018 edition of Clinica Chimica Acta. Receiving laboratory results from rural, underserved ...
As women, we're taught we should be waxed, preened, and perfumed to within an inch of our lives in order to be presentable. Money, energy, and time is wasted trying to buff our way into a perfection that just doesn't exist. As a result, way too many women spend too much time feeling ashamed of their ...
In a recent review published in Blood Reviews, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona estimated that up to 10% of patients on ibrutinib have a 10% rate of opportunistic infection, but noted that among randomized phase 3 clinical trial participants receiving ibrutinib, grade 3 or worse infections ...
Your work looks at how our immune systems can be ready for different types of attack. Can you tell us a bit more about this? The immune system has a number of different kinds of tools to use against different types of pathogens [disease-causing agents], and has a great knack for selecting the right one for ...
It may be possible to distinguish infection from inflammation with maltodextrin imaging agents, according to one rat study looking at these tracers to catch infections early on for implanted cardiac devices. One such tracer, maltohexaose conjugated with fluorescent dye, accumulated at 1 hour after injection in ...
The pain of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States apparently knows no bounds. With US Department of Health and Human Services data suggesting that more than 11 million Americans misused prescription opioid analgesics in 2016—the last year for which data are available—there are, not ...
It is commonly believed that some forms of exercise, such as endurance events, suppress your immune system and leave you at risk of infections, like the common cold. However, our latest review of the evidence suggests that this is probably not true. In fact, exercise seems to boost the immune system.
Ear infections can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and other neurological complications ... While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to a report in the ...
They also found evidence of 22 different bacterial genes capable of turning normally curable infections into superbugs. In total, about 37% of all the mice sampled carried some sort of potentially harmful bacteria, and about a quarter of them carried drug-resistant bacterial genes. Because bacteria reproduce ...

Outbreaks of infectious diseases are rising around the world, although deaths are dropping. Here we show several snapshots that capture these trends. Recently in the U.S., the number of people getting sick from certain ailments has risen. Worldwide, the number of people killed from many types of infections has decreased ...
Hotel rooms are often filled with viral diseases and infections. In order to beat them, here are some tips to create a healthier environment in your hotel room. travel Updated: Mar 26, 2018 16:40 IST. Asian News International, London. Just because bedspreads can be laundered does not mean they often are.(Shutterstock).
Oman hospital to curb spread of infections with tech ... “To reduce the risk of spreading infections in the minor eye surgery room where sterile procedures are done, we installed the Vidashield unit in the room to see how effective the system would be in lowering contaminates in the air,” a member from ...
More cases of rabies infections in dogs have been found in Buri Ram and Nakhon Ratchasima, while vaccine supplies are reportedly running low. Another two infected animal cases were reported in Buri Ram, with authorities racing against time to vaccinate tens of thousands of strays in the northeastern ...
Previous studies have reported that serious infections occur in 20% to 60% of AAV patients. Researchers assessed the potential risk factors for infections in hospitalized patients and which factors may predict the risk of infection by performing a retrospectively review of the medical records of 154 South ...
This tech helps Al Nahda hospital prevent spread of infections ... “To reduce the risk of spreading infections in the minor eye surgery room where sterile procedures are done, we installed the Vidashield unit in the room to see how effective the system would be in lowering contaminates in the air,” a member ...
DAKAR, March 23, 2018 - ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) is part of a new, multidisciplinary clinical research and response network for epidemic-prone infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, known as ALERRT (The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training) ...
A team in China has made genetically engineered silkworms that can fight off a lethal virus. They did it by giving the silkworms CRISPR: an immune system found in many bacteria. The same approach might protect a wide range of animals and plants from viral diseases. The silk industry suffers huge losses ...
Such infections spread easily to one another. They include symptoms like wheezing, running nose, congestion, cough, scratchy and sore throat and more. You can opt for medication for such infections which cause inflammation in your respiratory tract. But these medicines tend to make you sleepy and ...
Patients who developed infections that were resistant to antibiotics were much more likely to survive if doctors specializing in infectious disease were consulted on their cases, according to a study published today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. “Having an infectious-disease specialist see you when ...
Anne Marie France, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist, said in a press conference at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) that traditional HIV surveillance data have limitations and are unable to pinpoint the leading edge of HIV ...
A study today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases has found that consultation with an infectious disease (ID) physician is associated with significant reductions in mortality in patients with certain multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections. The single-center study by researchers at Washington University School of ...
Researchers are developing a promising alternative to antibiotic treatment for infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria resistant to carbapenem antibiotics. The approach uses antibodies to target the K. pneumoniae protective capsule polysaccharide, allowing immune system cells called ...
Researchers in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) have developed a fast, portable and inexpensive way to test humans and animals for different types of chronic and infectious diseases. This new "point of care" method tests for signals of infection, such as specific antibodies, ...
Understandably, from an infection-prevention perspective, there is concern that diffusers may pose a challenge for disinfection and put patient(s) at risk for waterborne infections with pathogens such as Legionella or P. aeruginosa. The quick and rising popularity of aromatherapy use in health care settings ...
The Joint Commission's concerns came the same month Medicare announced it was penalizing CMMC for high rates of infections and patient injuries. It was the second year in a row the hospital was penalized. At the time, a hospital spokesman said it was working on its issues and fully expected to ...
BOSTON—There's no question that a simple regimen of a single daily pill can slash HIV infections in people at risk. But although millions of people around the world could benefit, only 200,000 are prescribed what's called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and 75% of them are in the United States.
Immunethep claims PNV1 will be the first vaccine that can protect patients against multibacterial infections, including different variants, or serotypes, of the same bacterial species. Additionally, the company received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last year to determine if orally delivered ...
It's the stuff of nightmares — a small injury that turns deadly as a result of the unbridled proliferation of a common bacterium, such as Streptococcus sp. Known as necrotizing fasciitis, necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) or in headlines flesh-eating bacterial infection, the condition can result in amputation ...
Inova Alexandria Hospital was fined in both 2016 and 2017 by the federal Department of Health and Human Services for having unacceptably high rates of infections and injuries that occur during hospital stays. The hospital was one of 751 nationally to be penalized in 2017. The fine of $580,009 is equal to ...
A wound care nurse with Prevention Point Philadelphia's mobile unit, Dhand cares for skin and soft-tissue infections that often result from injecting drugs. As many worry such wounds are on the rise as the entire drug crisis escalates, the mobile unit is in the process of expanding through a $62,000 grant ...
If you've got a vagina, you're at risk of a yeast infection. But that sound a lot more dramatic than it really is. Yeast infections are extremely common, so common that you can buy medication for them over the counter. And because that's the case, you should probably know a thing or two about recognizing and ...
Gallardo and his team examined how vaccinated Atlantic salmon fared with infections by two agents: the bacteria Piscirickettsia salmonis, which causes a disease known as piscirickettsiosis; and the sea louse Caligus rogercresseyi. The bacteria, and various species of sea lice, are common in salmon ...
With multidrug resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacterial (GNB) infections becoming an increasing serious health threat and few new drugs coming down the pipeline to treat them, doctors are faced with frequent complex decisions on how to best use current treatments, and yesterday a British working group ...
Skin infections reported by two adults who received tattoos a week apart at the same tattoo parlor from the same artist in Springfield prompted an investigation by state health officials who alerted health-care providers statewide to look for additional cases. An Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman wouldn't name ...
As soon as her ear infections stopped, McFadden underwent groundbreaking endoscopic keyhole neurosurgery. The unique operation uses tiny cameras inserted through an incision, less than two inches long, to repair the skull. "Before, we had to make a very large incision and shave half the head, and ...
The FDA recently approved expanded use of Luzu cream for patients aged 12 years and older with interdigital tinea pedis and tinea cruris and for patients aged 2 years and older with tinea corporis, caused by the organisms Trichophyton rubrum and Epipdermophyton floccosum, according to Ortho ...
Undergraduate student Pravleen Bains, front, graduate student Marc Ashford, rear, and Immunology Professor Laura Vogel in the ISU laboratory where Vogel is studying how to rejuvenate B cells. Courtesy of Illinois State University. Scientists call them the "unsung heroes" of the human body. They are B ...
At the end of its investigation, the state concluded Sparrow Carson had failed to maintain an “ongoing infection control program” and failed to ensure surgical site infections were properly documented, reviewed, and evaluated between January and October 2017. The state's investigation prompted the ...
Study Rundown: As carbapenemases become more prevalent among organisms that cause complicated Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), the need for antibiotic therapies that cover these organisms also becomes increasingly important. Vaborbactam, a cyclic boronic acid-based beta-lactamase inhibitor, ...
A new divisional patent issued to researchers at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine could provide a nonantibiotic option for preventing beef cattle liver infections. The latest work by the university's T.G. Nagaraja and M.M. Chengappa, and former College of Veterinary Medicine researchers Sanjeev ...
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a common and often painful condition that most children will experience at least once in their first year. The infection takes hold when a bacteria or virus invades the middle ear. Babies aged six to 12 months are particularly susceptible because their immune systems ...
An infection with cytomegalovirus is usually harmless for adults. However, during pregnancy the virus can be transmitted to the unborn baby and cause malformations. Once the viruses have invaded a human cell, they start to produce large amounts of viral proteins. This includes more than 500 different ...


 

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