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2012-09-26 20:20:27

John Neumann for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Kaitlin Hunter of Marietta GA, after a near-fatal auto accident, found herself fighting for her life against a clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in her colon due to the June 2011 car crash. Emergency crews had to cut Hunter from her dad´s car and then she was flown to a hospital, where she found herself recovering for weeks afterwards from a fractured spine, lacerated liver and colon, and 10 broken toes. In the...

2012-08-27 11:16:08

Children drinking from around half the UK's private water supplies are almost 5 times more likely to pick up stomach infections — according to research from the University of East Anglia University of East Anglia research shows children at risk from rural water supplies Children drinking from around half the UK's private water supplies are almost five times more likely to pick up stomach infections — according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research...

2012-08-16 13:08:51

Oral drug shows clinical response and remission in some patients An investigational drug currently under FDA review for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has now shown positive results in patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The study will appear in the August 16, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Results from the phase 2 clinical trial showed the drug...

2012-08-06 11:16:49

Researchers look at the spread of dysentery from Europe to industrializing countries Researchers have found that a bacterium that emerged centuries ago in Europe has now been spreading globally into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization. Unlike other diarrheal diseases, this one is unlikely to be resolved by providing access to clean water. As developing countries become more industrialized the numbers of infections with dysentery-causing Shigella flexneri are known...

Gluten-Free: Fad Diet Or Underused
2012-08-01 08:35:28

[ Watch the Video: "Celiac Disease Symptoms" ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Going gluten-free has become a popular dining option. However, a new analysis produced by the Mayo Clinic discovered that approximately 1.8 million American have celiac disease, but roughly 1.4 million are not aware that they have the disorder. The researchers also discovered that 1.6 million people in the U.S. practice a gluten-free diet, even though many of them have not been...

2012-07-16 23:00:45

The findings of the study published in July 2012 on The American Journal of Gastroenterology, revealed a 65% increase in the incidence of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) among users of PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors), including Nexium. Nexium, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is a medication that people take to prevent on-going heartburn. In February 2012, the US FDA issued a drug safety communication notifying the public that the use of stomach acid drugs known as proton pump...

2012-07-04 23:18:35

A hospital-based surveillance study conducted by Ciara O'Reilly of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and colleagues describes the risk factors for death amongst children who have been hospitalized with diarrhea in rural Kenya. Reporting in this week's PLoS Medicine, the authors found that infections with nontyphoidal Salmonella and with Shigella (but not with rotavirus) were associated with an increased risk of death. The authors state that: "This...


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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