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New Compounds Could Have Major Impact In Struggle Against Evolving Drug Resistance
2013-10-07 16:03:42

University of California - San Diego By tinkering with their chemical structures, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have essentially re-invented a class of popular antimicrobial drugs, restoring and in some cases, expanding or improving, their effectiveness against drug-resistant pathogens in animal models. Writing in the October 7 Early Edition of PNAS, Lars Eckmann, MD, professor of medicine, and colleagues describe creating more than 650 new...

Norovirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
2013-10-05 05:27:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An experimental norovirus vaccine has been found to reduce the main symptoms of the gastrointestinal infection by more than half, according to research presented this week at the IDWeek 2013 infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. The investigational vaccine, which reportedly appears to be generally well tolerated and effective against the most common strain of the RNA virus, has been found to reduce vomiting and/or...

2013-10-04 23:18:40

A Florida InventHelp client has invented the Stop Diarrhea, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 An inventor from Miramar, Fla., has developed a formula that is designed to help relieve diarrhea. Stop Diarrhea not only relieves symptoms of diarrhea, but also features an all-natural formula that is designed not to upset the stomach. Easy and convenient to use, the formula also is producible in a version for diabetics. The inventor has...

Poop Pill Cures Intestinal Infections
2013-10-04 12:24:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have shown infections with the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff) can be cured if other bacteria can be transplanted into the patient’s gut. Doctors from Amsterdam, Canada and elsewhere have successfully transferred these bacteria by means of fecal transplant, or placing a sterile stool sample from a healthy person into the patient’s stomach. Tests have shown this procedure is highly effective, curing up to 94...

2013-10-03 09:27:34

In a recent study, two different strains of non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile provided protection against both historic and epidemic C. difficile strains. The research was conducted by researchers at Hines VA Hospital and is published ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Studies show colonization with a non-disease-causing strain of C. difficile can prevent infection by the more dangerous strains. Patients who are not colonized by benign strains may risk...

Less Reliance On Antibiotics Can Prevent Dangerous Superbug Illness
2013-09-26 13:37:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been calling for the more judicious use of antibiotics for years and a new study from UK researchers has indicated that using fewer antibiotics can help prevent illness from an antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ known as Clostridium difficile. One of the more feared superbugs, known to spread in a hospital environment, C. difficile causes severe diarrhea, cramps and could lead to life-threatening...

2013-09-24 13:18:13

Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study also found that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than a placebo when used during radiation therapy to the pelvis. The results were presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual...

2013-09-23 12:41:22

Patients receiving radiotherapy (RT) for cancers in the pelvic region can experience diarrhea, a negative side effect of radiation treatment. Sulfasalazine, an oral tablet used to treat inflammation of the bowels, had been shown in a past trial of 31 patients to decrease diarrhea during pelvic RT (Killic 2001). Sulfasalazine does not reduce diarrhea, according to research presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The study also determined...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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