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2012-06-07 08:43:41

Study published in Science indicates that fungus plays a role in inflammatory bowel disease Cedars-Sinai researchers say their examination of the fungi in the intestines suggests an important link between these microbes and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. In the new study, published in the June 8 issue of Science, researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute identified and characterized the large community of fungi inhabiting...

2012-06-07 02:28:04

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced that Astellas Pharma Europe achieved the first sales of DIFICLIR (fidaxomicin) tablets, triggering a 10 million Euro milestone payment from Astellas to Optimer. Under the 2011 collaboration and license agreement, Optimer granted to Astellas development and commercialization rights in Europe and certain other countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The...

2012-06-01 02:24:07

HILTON HEAD, S.C., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cera Products is proud to announce its new CeraLyte-70 Citrus Ready to Drink in a 500 ml environmentally green container with a re-closeable top and a long shelf-life. No mixing is needed, saving health care staff time when fast patient hydration is needed. CeraLyte-70 Ready to Drink provides all the benefits of the powder, ready-to-mix CeraLyte-70, which is used by millions around the world. CeraLyte oral rehydration...

2012-05-24 10:24:10

New Resource Center from the American College of Gastroenterology Addresses Common Digestive Troubles BETHESDA, Md., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology has created a special online resource center that features the College's wealth of scientifically-based education material and information, the latest related research from The American Journal of Gastroenterology and expert insight to help patients understand common gastrointestinal (GI)...

2012-05-22 02:26:51

A study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers during Digestive Disease Week 2012 provides clear evidence that the number of people contracting the hard-to-control and treat bacterial infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is increasing, and that the infection is commonly contracted outside of the hospital. "We have seen C.difficile infection as a cause for diarrhea in humans for more than 30 years, and the incidence of infections has been increasing in the last decade,"...

2012-05-18 02:24:20

SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocera Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary agents to treat gastrointestinal and liver diseases, announced today that it has received a CE Mark for Zysa(TM) (spherical carbon adsorbent, formerly AST-120) for the treatment of diarrhea predominant IBS (IBS-d), a condition affecting 10-15% of the Western world. Zysa is now ready for clinical use in the EU and countries...

2012-05-16 14:22:41

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced the results of a retrospective subpopulation analysis of 183 patients with cancer from the company's two large Phase 3 trials, which showed the cancer patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) who were treated with DIFICID® (fidaxomicin) tablets experienced resolution of their diarrheal symptoms approximately two days faster than those treated with oral...

Preventable Diseases Responsible for Most Under-5 Deaths
2012-05-14 03:49:48

The overwhelming majority of deaths among children are the result of preventable infectious diseases, the authors of a new study published Friday in the journal The Lancet have reported. According to Christian Nordqvist of Medical News Today, the international group of experts behind the study discovered that of the 7.6 million deaths among children younger than five years old in 2010, 18% had been caused by pneumonia and 14% were the result of premature birth-related complications. The...

2012-05-11 14:29:56

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under 5, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They examined the distribution of child deaths globally by cause in 2010 and found that 64 percent were attributable to infectious causes and 40 percent occurred in neonates. The authors' findings, published in the May issue of the Lancet, suggest a decline in the total number of deaths between 2000 and 2010, however, they caution...

2012-04-30 15:31:02

The common antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, may improve small bowel function in children experiencing motility disturbances, according to a study appearing in the June print edition of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from Nationwide Children´s Hospital. Amoxicillan-clavulanate, also known as Augmentin, is most commonly prescribed to treat or prevent infections caused by bacteria. However, it has also been reported to increase small bowel motility in healthy...


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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