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2013-11-19 08:26:14

New Long-Acting Agents Are Poised to Challenge the Position of IV Vancomycin and Cubist's Cubicin in the OPAT Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that more than three-quarters of surveyed physicians anticipate prescribing Durata's dalbavancin and The Medicines Company's oritavancin as...

2013-11-18 20:21:08

ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton University announced plans for the use of Bexsero® meningococcal B vaccine in response to the meningococcal disease outbreak at the University. The National Meningitis Association (NMA) supports this collaborative public health effort that will help protect those at Princeton during this time of high-risk for the infection. Quick Facts about Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination -- Meningococcal disease, which is sometimes called...

New Treatment May End Dangerous MRSA Superbug Infections
2013-11-15 10:44:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online One of the most significant health threats people face today is antibiotic resistant bacteria. A new study by Professor of Biology Kim Lewis presents a groundbreaking method for treating and eliminating the deadly bacterium methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA. Referred to as a “superbug”, MRSA infects a staggering 1 million Americans every year. This bacteria is especially deadly as it leads to...

2013-11-13 23:25:55

Inadequate water system treatment can lead to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm with multiple cases linked to recent outbreaks across the country. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, and other large facilities do not properly maintain their water systems....

2013-11-12 00:22:22

AUSTIN, TX and TORONTO, ON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Affinium Pharmaceuticals ("Affinium") announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Affinium's Phase 2 antibiotic, AFN-1252, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for use in acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) based on the Phase 2 study recently completed in that indication. The QIDP designation is expected to enable Affinium to benefit from FDA regulatory...

Scientists Unravel The Role Of A Pathogen Molecule
2013-11-08 09:10:24

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig have now discovered what makes a specific strain of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis–one of the main instigators for these infections–so dangerous: the bacteria produce a molecule called CNFy that facilitates the infection process for them. It changes the host cells in a manner that enables the injection apparatus of Yersinia, which injects toxins into the cells, to work more efficiently. This strengthens the infection and leads to...

Public Healthcare Could Be Improved Through Better Testing
2013-11-07 09:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There is an urgent need for easy-to-use diagnostic tests which can identify the pathogen responsible for causing an infection and provide results more quickly than existing methods, according to a new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) report published Thursday. The report, “Better Tests, Better Care: Improved Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases,” appears in a special supplement to the journal Clinical Infectious...

2013-11-05 12:28:18

LANGHORNE, Pa., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." These words are attributed to one of the greatest thinkers of all time, Albert Einstein. If Einstein were in the hospital, he would definitely not want the "same old" bandages that don't protect against infection, easily get wet, and can be painful when they are pulled or cut off. He would want the newest wrinkle in wound...

2013-11-05 11:42:01

A new risk measure called a "home score" could save a patient with symptoms of strep throat a trip to the doctor, according to a new paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine, conducted by Andrew Fine, MD, MPH, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of Boston Children's Hospital. The score combines patients' symptoms and demographic information with data on local strep throat activity to estimate their strep risk, empowering them to seek care appropriately. The home score represents the first health...

2013-10-30 23:35:08

A new, revolutionary medical product that solves a worldwide health issue: How to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Chico, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Nearly 100,000 people die each year from preventable Nosocomial infections according to public health reports from March-April 2007 (http://www.infectionpreventiontextiles.com/HAI-101.php). Infections from Staphylococcus species including MRSA are a worldwide concern; the bacteria often colonize and infect patients in hospital and...


Latest Bacterial diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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