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As Public Health Preoccupies Americans, Foundation that Fights Deadly Infections Honored Leaders for Significant Contributions to Clostridium Difficile Treatment, Research and Patient Advocacy
A preliminary study has shown the potential of treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection with oral administration of frozen encapsulated fecal material from unrelated donors, which resulted in an overall rate of resolution of diarrhea of 90 percent.
Results for groundbreaking multi-center study of lead drug candidate RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) presented at IDWeek 2014 PHILADELPHIA, Oct.
Ninety-four per cent of Canadians are unaware they can get sick from contaminated ice cubes while on vacation(1) TORONTO, Oct.
First rapid test to distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic species WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc.
Rebiotix lead drug candidate RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) assessed in PUNCH CD study ROSEVILLE, Minn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C Diff Foundation is proud to present the 2014 "Raising C.difficile Awareness" conference. Join us November 4(th) at 8 a.m.
OxThera AB announced today that its product Oxabact® has been granted an Orphan Drug Designation in the European Union for treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) STOCKHOLM, September 23,
Rebiotix microbiota-based drug candidate used to assess a non-antibiotic approach to an urgent public health threat ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc.
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...
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...
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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