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New Form Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
2013-09-06 08:23:22

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at UCLA have identified a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, when parts of the intestine become inflamed or infected, causing patients significant pain. These findings could help lead to better management of symptoms for some patients. The discovery of this new condition, dubbed Post-Diverticulitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PDV-IBS), confirms the irritable...

2013-09-04 11:42:16

A study estimates that total annual costs for five major health care-associated infections (HAIs) were $9.8 billion, with surgical site infections contributing the most to overall costs, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. HAIs are associated with high costs and better evaluation of the cost of these infections could help providers and payers justify investing in prevention, according to background information in the study by Eyal...

Tracking Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella
2013-08-29 15:52:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread. The goal is stop the spread of salmonellosis, an infection associated with the bacteria salmonella. Antibiotic-resistant strains of this bacteria are a major threat to public health, and the number of resistant strains is apparently increasing. Each year in the US, the...

Cyclospora Infections Continue To Climb Despite Halt On Salad Mix Production
2013-08-19 08:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US health officials have continued their investigation into the root cause of a Cyclospora outbreak that has so far infected more than 575 people across 19 US states. However, while infections from two states have been traced back to a salad packer in Mexico, more people are continuing to get sick in other states around the country. According to an August 15 update by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

2013-08-14 23:01:27

The IPA congratulates the authors but comments on design issues with the study. Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In a recently published study, Allen and co-workers (2013) report on a specific probiotic preparation to reduce the incidence and/or duration of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile diarrhea (CDD). Despite the null outcome, the authors should be congratulated with performing the largest study of its kind to date, consisting of almost 3,000...

2013-08-12 23:18:59

ReNew Life Formulas, named America’s #1 Digestive Care and Cleansing Company by SPINS, introduces Ultimate Flora™ Women’s Complete 90 Billion to their award-winning line of Ultimate Flora probiotics. This highly potent probiotic—with 90 billion cultures in a single capsule and a proprietary blend of 12 unique GPS Probiotics—has been formulated exclusively for women to support digestive and immune health as well as vaginal and urinary health. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2013...


Latest diarrhea Reference Libraries

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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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