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Latest CMV infection Stories

2013-09-18 13:28:52

An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system, proved safe and more effective than previous vaccines developed to prevent infection by the ubiquitous virus. The first-of-its-kind approach to preventing human CMV infection, developed by a team of scientists at UC Davis and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, induced broader...

2013-09-17 23:01:05

An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system, proved safe and more effective than previous vaccines developed to prevent infection by the ubiquitous virus. Sacramento, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients,...

2012-09-21 06:27:01

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced data highlighting the significant morbidity and resource utilization associated with the current standard of care for the management of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. This analysis, entitled "Preemptive Therapy (PrT) for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Post-hematopoietic Cell...

2012-06-04 02:25:36

EXTON, Pa., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 program to evaluate maribavir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus infections in transplant recipients. The planned program will consist of two independent Phase 2 clinical studies that will include subjects at different ends of the spectrum of CMV infection or disease, namely those who have asymptomatic CMV, and those who have failed therapy with other anti-CMV agents....

2011-06-02 13:16:42

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found saliva correctly identified every baby born with the infection when liquid samples were used, and 97.4 percent of babies when the samples were dried. The research was funded by the National...

2010-05-04 13:33:39

A national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center neonatologist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist suggests that a screening test routinely performed in newborns is not very good at identifying cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children. The findings, published in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest that testing blood drawn from a newborn's heel has limited value in detecting CMV infection. The...

2009-10-21 12:23:10

Current research suggests that latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The related report by Onyeagocha et al, "Latent cytomegalovirus infection exacerbates experimental colitis," appears in the November 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology. CMV infects between 50% and 80% of adults in the United States. Most people who are infected have no symptoms, and the virus remains hidden but inactive in the body for the rest of the person's...

2009-09-18 08:16:30

Increasing CMV prevention from 3 to 6 months lowers risks while reducing cost For kidney transplant recipients, infection with a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) may lead to devastating complications. New research suggests that extending the period of preventive treatment after kidney transplantation can reduce the risk of CMV disease, according to an upcoming report in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Cytomegalovirus is a common virus that is present in many...

2009-06-01 13:15:00

CMV is the most serious viral infection affecting transplant patients BOSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New Phase III study results presented for the first time today at the ninth annual American Transplant Congress 2009 (ATC) demonstrate that doubling the duration of preventive therapy ('prophylaxis') with Valcyte (oral valganciclovir) significantly reduced the incidence of CMV disease by 56% in high-risk kidney transplant patients within the first year post-transplant. CMV is a major cause...

2009-02-13 14:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that its Phase 3 trial evaluating maribavir used as prophylaxis against cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in liver transplant patients has been discontinued, and that all patients on study drug are being moved to the current standard of care. The decision was made based on the results of the Phase 3 study of maribavir in stem cell transplant patients, and the recommendation from our independent...