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2013-08-19 10:16:52

The advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV from a death sentence into a chronic disease. In one of the largest studies of perinatally infected HIV (PHIV) patients to date, Agwu, et al, found that the proportion of patients on ART has increased and rates of viremia and advanced immunosuppression have decreased. But the rates of both markers in older patients are higher, according to an article in the Fall issue of The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society...

2013-07-16 23:24:09

How To Cure Candida created by Ryan Shea is a new candida treatment book that reveals to people natural remedies for candida, and diet plans to prevent fungal yeast infections from coming back again. A full How To Cure Candida overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 How To Cure Candida created by Ryan Shea is a new candida treatment book that reveals to people natural remedies for candida, and diet plans to prevent fungal...

2012-07-25 09:43:12

The opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans inconspicuously lives in our bodies until it senses that we are weak, when it quickly adapts to go on the offensive. The fungus, known for causing yeast and other minor infections, also causes a sometimes-fatal infection known as candidemia in immunocompromised patients. An in vivo study, published in mBio, demonstrates how C. albicans can distinguish between a healthy and an unhealthy host and alter its physiology to attack. “The...

2010-07-29 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass.and VEDBAEK, Denmark, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a fast, 90 minutes protocol for its Yeast Traffic Light® PNA FISH® test. The faster protocol reduces the PNA FISH turn-around time from the original 2.5 hours to 90 minutes by reducing PNA probe hybridization from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Clinical validation studies performed at hospitals in the United States demonstrated...

2010-03-31 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a fast, 90 minutes protocol for its C. albicans PNA FISH® and C. albicans/C. glabrata PNA FISH® tests. The faster protocol reduces the PNA FISH turn-around time from the original 2.5 hours to 90 minutes by reducing PNA probe hybridization from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Clinical validation studies performed at hospitals...

2010-03-03 14:25:59

An early test for fungal infections that measures how a patient's genes are responding could save the lives of some very sick patients. Researchers at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy have devised an early gene-expression test for the fungal pathogen Candida that worked in mice. It is an entirely new and more rapid way to reveal an infection which occurs in very sick or immunocompromised patients, particularly critical care patients. Candidemia can kill 10-15...

2008-10-05 03:00:08

By Chabrier-Rosello, Yeissa Foster, Thomas H; Mitra, Soumya; Haidaris, Constantine G ABSTRACT Mucosal infections caused by the pathogenic fungus Candida are a significant infectious disease problem and are often difficult to eradicate because of the high frequency of resistance to conventional antifungal agents. Photodynamic treatment (PDT) offers an attractive therapeutic alternative. Previous studies demonstrated that filamentous forms and biofilms of Candida albicans were sensitive to...

2008-10-01 12:00:07

ViraCor Laboratories, a specialty molecular diagnostic reference laboratory that provides same day turnaround for laboratory tests, today announced the launch of a comprehensive mycology, or fungus, testing service that will allow the company to quickly detect potentially deadly fungal infections in patients. Fast diagnosis of fungal infections can significantly improve patient outcomes and prevent the overuse of costly, toxic antifungal therapy. As part of this new testing service,...

2008-09-23 09:00:15

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance of the Yeast Traffic Light PNA FISH(TM) to identify Candida yeast species directly from positive blood cultures. The Yeast Traffic Light(TM) is the latest addition to AdvanDx's easy-to-use, molecular-based PNA FISH(TM) diagnostics platform that provides rapid identification of bloodstream pathogens in hours instead of days. Candidemia, a bloodstream infection caused by Candida species is one of...


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