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2014-05-27 23:11:23

Is this new test the beginning of the end of the Lyme disease epidemic? After hundreds of thousands of misdiagnosed cases of Lyme disease, and a million Americans suffering from the debilitating later stages of the disease, the Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine announces the iSpot Lyme test is now nearly 100% sensitive. Jackson Hole, WY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 May is Lyme disease awareness month, millions of Americans just spent Memorial Day weekend outdoors and the creepy,...

2014-05-27 15:56:29

JGU Evidence presented of the existence of a previously unknown form of lymphocyte that protects against intracellular infection The innate immune system recognizes infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A group of lymphocytes known as "innate lymphoid cells" or ILCs plays a central role in the defense of the human body against infective agents. Professor Andreas Diefenbach of the Research Center Immunology at the Mainz University Medical Center, working in collaboration with...

2014-05-27 08:29:35

From instant room analysis and dose calculation to real-time tracking and reporting, TRU-D's enhanced technology allows for focus on terminal disinfection MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The engineering and leadership teams behind TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 market-leading germ-killing ultraviolet robot, today announced additional enhancements to the device's innovative technology to bolster time-efficiency and analytical capabilities, developing the most advanced product...

2014-05-24 23:01:13

RnRMarketResearch.com offers "Infection Prevention Products & Services" market research report that says US demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2018. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 US demand for infection prevention products and services will expand 4.7% annually to $24.2 billion in 2018. Gains will reflect the increasing adoption and enforcement of safeguards aimed at reducing the incidence of health careassociated infections (HAIs) in medical settings. The upgrading of...

2014-05-22 08:30:27

Superbug-slaying robot eliminates 99.9 percent of pathogens PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palos Community Hospital has added TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) to its patient safety and infection control arsenal and will be using the UV disinfection robot in patient rooms as well as surgical suites to eliminate harmful pathogens after traditional cleaning routines are carried out. "The acquisition of this technology is simply another way we are working to protect the integrity...

2014-05-21 12:16:10

IQWiG Added benefit based on fewer side effects / no data for adolescents and pretreated adults who do not require integrase inhibitors Dolutegravir has been approved since January 2014 in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected adults and adolescents above 12 years of age. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality...

2014-05-20 23:18:15

In its May 2014 survey, polyDNA found that 36% of respondents wanted to know what complications can arise from a hepatitis B infection. polyDNA reviews the literature, and recommends Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin, which have a formula proven to reduce viral symptoms in two post-marketing clinical studies. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 In polyDNA’s latest survey, 36% of participants wanted to know what complications can arise from a hepatitis B infection. The answer is that a long-term,...

2014-05-19 10:12:50

University at Buffalo More effective, new medications for HCV infection with fewer side effects also are causing a shift in patients’ attitudes People who inject drugs and are enrolled in a drug treatment program are receptive to education about, and treatment for, hepatitis C virus, according to a study by researchers at several institutions, including the University at Buffalo. That finding, published online this week in the Journal of Addiction Medicine will be welcome news to...

painkillers for frequent UTI sufferers
2014-05-19 04:55:59

American Society for Microbiology Women plagued by repeated urinary tract infections may be able to prevent the infections with help from over-the-counter painkillers, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that inhibiting COX-2, an immune protein that causes inflammation, eliminated recurrent urinary tract infections in mice. COX-2 is one of the proteins...

Lyme disease tick
2014-05-18 03:00:18

Cheryl Dybas, NSF To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during "picnic season" - a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks - the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF's Division of Environmental Biology. Ostfeld's research is funded by the joint NSF-NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program and NSF's...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'