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Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach

Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach Bug

Provided by the University of Cambridge An experimental drug currently being trialed for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of...

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2014-10-30 08:36:12

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaDerma, Inc. (OTCQB: VDRM), a specialty pharmaceutical company devoted to bringing new products to market, has recently released a revolutionary new wound care drug called TetraStem. TetraStem is a topical liquid tetracycline-based antibiotic that uses a patent-pending innovative transdermal delivery system that can convert oral medication active ingredients into topical drugs. The drug is FDA registered as a first aid antibiotic to help...

2014-10-29 16:30:23

LONDON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTRODUCTION This comprehensive study examines the US market for infection prevention products and services covering: - Protective Apparel & Textiles (medical and laboratory gloves, surgical drapes, surgical gowns, patient gowns, surgical and staff face masks, and other apparel and textiles) - Safety Enhanced Medical Devices (catheters, prefillable and clinical hypodermic syringes, blood collection tubes, and other devices such as surgical...

2014-10-29 08:34:59

DNV GL addresses urgent hospital infection concerns with new Managing Infection Risk Certification program HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today DNV GL announced a new certification program aimed at transforming hospitals' approach to managing infection risk. DNV GL certified Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospitals in Virginia as the first two Centers of Excellence for its Managing Infection Risk (MIR) Certification, recognizing exceptional processes and an...

2014-10-28 23:14:53

As Public Health Preoccupies Americans, Foundation that Fights Deadly Infections Honored Leaders for Significant Contributions to Clostridium Difficile Treatment, Research and Patient Advocacy Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 On Friday, October 24, the Peggy Lillis Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a nationwide Clostridium difficile awareness movement, hosted its 5th Annual FIGHT C. DIFF Gala at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York. The event...

2014-10-28 23:05:36

Kenall Manufacturing recently launched a new LED patient room luminaire designed to meet the lighting demands of care givers and patients in the healthcare setting while reducing the spread of infection within the environment. Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Kenall Manufacturing, a leading provider of specification-grade lighting solutions, recently launched a new LED patient room luminaire designed to meet the lighting demands of care givers and patients in the healthcare setting...

2014-10-28 16:28:04

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and an on-line mid-dilution hemodiafiltration system for use with a hemodialysis machine for the treatment of chronic renal failure patients, today announced that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to market its DSU-H and SSU-H Ultrafilters for use...

2014-10-28 08:35:35

Cantel Medical subsidiary Crosstex International, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of face masks, is producing fitted masks at maximum capacity in response to healthcare worker concerns in light of Ebola threat. LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CDC recently revised their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recommendations for healthcare workers caring for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patients to include the use of N95 or PAPR respirators and full coverage of all...

2014-10-22 23:01:57

With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and...

2014-10-21 12:32:11

University of California San Francisco Medical Center adopts the first in its class self-adaptive wound dressing for treating chronic wounds SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OSNovative Systems, Inc., the maker of self-adaptive wound care dressings, announced today that its award-winning ENLUXTRA(TM )"Any Wound" dressing has been adopted at the UCSF Medical Center for treating chronic wounds. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153390 In the United States, the burden...

2014-10-21 12:31:34

Hand hygiene company joins APIC to spread awareness about the importance of increased hospital patient safety through improved hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the importance of infection prevention to patient safety, DebMed® is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25....


Latest infection Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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