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2014-01-31 10:56:10

C. difficile infection leads to death in approximately 14,000 individuals annually in US Rhode Island Hospital researchers have identified components in Clostridium difficile (C. diff) that may lead to new diagnostic tools, and ultimately more timely and effective treatment for this often fatal infection. C. diff is a spore-forming bacterium that causes severe diarrhea and is responsible for 14,000 deaths annually in the U.S. The study is published online in advance of print in the Journal...

2014-01-29 16:28:51

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMDx announced today that the artus C. difficile QS-RGQ Kit has received CE-marking for use with QIAsymphony SP/AS and Rotor-Gene Q instruments. This is the first of a series of assays designed, developed, and manufactured by IMDx for QIAGEN under a multi-year development and license agreement. Concurrently in December 2013, a Premarket Notification 510(k) submission for the test was submitted to FDA for review. (Logo:...

2014-01-29 16:28:31

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, and HILDEN, Germany, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Diagnostic workflow for C. difficile is launched in Europe and submitted in the U.S. for 510(k) clearance as the first of several new kits in QIAGEN's pipeline for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) - QIAGEN submits automation system QIAsymphony RGQ MDx to FDA for regulatory clearance, reiterates goals of 1,250 cumulative placements by year-end...

Evolution Of Lactose Tolerance New Theory
2014-01-23 08:29:35

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life in current times sure beats living in the Stone Ages. But there is one trait that many modern humans often take for granted - a trait that their primitive ancestors didn’t have: lactose persistence, or the ability to drink milk and not get cramps, flatulence or diarrhea. How and why humans evolved this ability to tolerate lactose has long fascinated evolutionary biologists, as milk has now become a dietary staple...

2014-01-19 23:00:55

Health Nutrition News has released a new video and report on the top ten foods that can help relieve constipation naturally. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 Health Nutrition News has released a new video and article discussing, albeit personal, important information for digestive health with regards to constipation. Constipation is a symptom of a poorly functioning digestive system. Even the expert nutritionists from health nutrition news knows how uncomfortable and irritating it is...

2014-01-14 23:03:36

UVA researchers, collaborators ID cause of oral vaccine failure. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have identified why oral vaccinations for polio and rotavirus are far less effective in the developing world than in the West. The culprits: malnutrition, diarrhea and abbreviated breastfeeding. Polio vaccines given orally to children in the developing world are only about half as effective as in...

2014-01-14 12:27:36

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An investigational new animal drug application (INADA) number has been received by Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its lead animal drug candidate, SP-303, which is isolated and purified from Croton lechleri, a medicinal plant sustainably harvested from the rain forest. The target indication is chemotherapy-induced diarrhea ("CID") in dogs. The INADA will be assigned to Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. ("Jaguar") a subsidiary of Napo formed to...

2014-01-13 08:27:37

Clinical efficacy observed in first 10 patients CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health today announced interim results from a single-arm, open-label clinical trial evaluating its lead Ecobiotic(TM) candidate, SER-109, a microbial therapeutic developed for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a bacterial infection that occurs following administration of antibiotics. So far, the initial data demonstrates an absence of recurrence of CDI...

2014-01-12 23:00:14

The IBS Miracle designed by James Walden is the latest program that teaches people how to get relief from their irritable bowel syndrome naturally without any medication. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if The IBS Miracle is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects people’s large intestine (colon). IBS commonly causes bloating gas, cramping, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation....

2013-12-12 23:25:56

Vaccine Journal Publishes Study Documenting the Dose-Dependent Effect of HOWARU® Restore Kantvik, Finland (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A study to investigate the ability of a unique probiotic formulation to reduce potential gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotic treatment has found significant benefits from dietary supplementation with HOWARU® Restore, part of the DuPont™ Danisco® probiotic range from DuPont Nutrition & Health. The study, which was conducted by...


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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