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2014-01-08 17:32:42

A special issue on sepsis has been released by the publisher Landes Bioscience (Austin, TX USA). The articles contained in this special issue of the journal Virulence have been authored by world-class investigators and provide new insights into both the pathogen-related factors and the host defense mechanisms that lead to septic shock and contribute to its resolution or fatal outcome. Sepsis, or septic shock, is an excessive inflammatory response in answer to a serious infection, most...

2013-01-28 14:33:13

Daily baths with an ordinary antibacterial cleanser can safely reduce the risk of dangerous bloodstream infections in critically ill children, according to a trial conducted in five pediatric hospitals and led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. A report on the findings of the research -- the first of its kind in children and one of the largest infection-prevention trials to date -- will be published online Jan. 26 in The Lancet. Conducted among more than 4,000...

2012-07-05 06:33:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An analysis of more than 9 million Department of Defense non-active and active duty personnel revealed that the rates of both community-onset and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia decreased from 2005 to 2010, while the proportion of community-onset skin and soft tissue infections from MRSA has more recently declined. The background information in the article states that the magnitude of invasive MRSA infections as well...

2012-07-04 23:02:49

In analysis that included more than 9 million Department of Defense nonactive and active duty personnel, the rates of both community-onset and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia decreased from 2005 to 2010, while the proportion of community-onset skin and soft tissue infections due to MRSA has more recently declined, according to a study in the July 4 issue of JAMA. "The magnitude of invasive MRSA infections as well as the emergence of...

2011-09-07 12:42:55

Interventions targeting malaria, such as insecticide-treated bed nets, antimalarial drugs and mosquito control, could substantially reduce cases of bacteraemia, which kill hundreds of thousands of children each year in Africa and worldwide. This is the conclusion of research published today in the Lancet and funded by the Wellcome Trust. Researchers at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, examined two major killer diseases, malaria and bacteraemia, or invasive...

2010-06-16 14:48:08

Studies suggest role for IL-10 in prevention and treatment of potentially devastating neurological disease in newborns This bacterium, Escherichia coli K1, is the most common cause of meningitis in premature infants and the second most common cause of the disease in newborns. "The ineffectiveness of antibiotics in treating newborns with meningitis and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria require new strategies," explains Nemani V. Prasadarao, PhD, associate professor of...

2010-04-21 07:17:05

Research: The accuracy of clinical symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of serious bacterial infection in young febrile children: Prospective cohort study of 15,781 febrile illnesses A computerized diagnostic model outperforms clinical judgment for the diagnosis of fever in young children, and may improve early treatment, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Fever (or febrile illness) is a common symptom in children, especially in those under five years of age, but it can be difficult to...

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2010-01-25 14:45:05

Research from Malawi, Birmingham and Liverpool has renewed hope that an effective vaccine could be developed against nontyphoidal strains of Salmonella. The work, funded by the Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline, suggests that the body's immune system could be primed to tackle even the most resilient of strains. In developed countries, nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) strains are mainly food-borne and usually cause gastroenteritis. In rare cases, they can lead to bacteraemia (bacterial...

2009-11-05 13:09:33

Patients experiencing septic shock who receive inappropriate therapy may have a fivefold reduction in survival, shows a new study. Researchers from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, retrospectively reviewed the cases of 5,715 patients with septic shock to determine the appropriateness of initial antimicrobial therapy, clinical infection site, and relevant pathogens. Results showed that inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy occurred in 20 percent of patients, and the...


Latest bacteremia Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 16:18:37

Campylobacter fetus is a species of Gram-negative, motile bacteria with characteristic "S-shaped" rod morphology similar to members of the genus Vibrio. It is oxidase-positive like other members of the Campylobacter genus. C. fetus can cause abortion in cattle and sheep as well as being an opportunistic human pathogen and can cause bacteremia and thrombophlebitis. It is rare but it can lead to fatal septicemia in newborns and immunocompromised individuals. The bacteria can lead to...

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2011-04-14 15:18:05

Bartonella henselae is a proteobacterium that can cause bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis. It is a causative agent of cat-scratch disease which occurs after a cat bite or scratch. The disease is characterized by swelling of the lymph nodes and fever. B. henselae can cause Peliosis hepatic which may develop with cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis or bacteremia. Those with peliosis hepatitis can have gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, chills, and an enlarged...

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