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2014-02-11 10:53:30

Tamoxifen, a drug currently used to treat breast cancer, also kills a fungus that causes a deadly brain infection in immunocompromised patients. The findings, which could lead to new treatments for a disease that kills more HIV/AIDS patients than tuberculosis, appear in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM.) "This work sets the stage for additional animal studies to see if tamoxifen can be used as a drug in people and will allow us to design...

2012-09-26 13:23:07

The most cost-effective treatment for cryptococcal meningitis (a serious infection of the brain membranes, usually in people with AIDS or other immune system deficiencies) is different to that currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), warranting a review of policy, according to the findings of a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Researchers from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and from the University of Minnesota in the US found that a short (7-day)...

2009-07-07 11:25:00

CLEVELAND, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK Diagnostic Systems, a Magellan Biosciences business and premier provider of diagnostic systems and susceptibility products for microbiology labs, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include caspofungin in its line of YeastOne susceptibility products. TREK will make the drug available on custom YeastOne formats, allowing clinicians to create the plate that best meets their requirements. The custom format complements...

2008-07-29 12:01:24

BioDelivery Sciences International has initiated its first Phase I clinical study assessing the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of Bioral amphotericin B. This study is said to represent a significant step forward in the evaluation of BDSI's second drug delivery platform, known as Bioral. BioDelivery Sciences International's (BDSI) Bioral drug delivery system appears to protect certain drugs from degradation in the gastrointestinal tract and facilitates their oral absorption...

2007-06-10 06:00:12

By Chen, Hua Suda, Katie J; Turpin, Robin S; Pai, Manjunath P; Et al Key words: Candidiasis - Cost-effectiveness analysis - Fluconazole - Pharmacoeconomics ABSTRACT Background: High-dose fluconazole is an alternative for patients with candidemia caused by Candida glabrata or other Candida species with decreased fluconazole susceptibility. However, empiric high- dose fluconazole is not currently recommended and may result in higher drug costs and toxicity. Objective: To determine the...

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