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nanosheets for burn wounds
2014-08-12 03:00:58

American Chemical Society Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay. The researchers are speaking about their materials, which they’ve tested on mice, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American...

sheep and nematodes
2014-08-11 03:00:14

Molly Sharlach, Princeton University In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success. Reported in the journal PLoS Biology, the finding could provide the groundwork for boosting the resilience of humans and livestock to infection. The researchers used 25 years of data...

2014-08-08 10:43:20

BMJ-British Medical Journal Although only effective in countries more than 40° latitude away from the equator The vaccine used to protect against tuberculosis disease (bacillus calmette-guerin or BCG) also protects against tuberculosis infection (mycobacterium) as well as protecting against progression from infection to disease, finds a paper published on thebmj.com today. The BCG vaccine has been subject to numerous trials and studies over several decades, which have shown that it...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria
2014-08-07 02:00:05

The University of Edinburgh Findings about how bacteria cooperate to cause infection may help spot diseases that might jump from animals to people. Bugs that can cooperate best with each other are most likely to be able to jump to new species, including humans, a new study shows. Bacteria interact by releasing molecules to help them adapt to their environment - for example, when killing competing infections in their victim. They coordinate these actions by releasing tiny amounts...

2014-08-05 23:12:43

LymeDisease.org, a leading national patient advocacy nonprofit, has endorsed new Lyme disease guidelines published by ILADS. LymeDisease.org Executive Director Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA, an author and patient member of the ILADS guidelines panel, applauded the guidelines saying “the guidelines are both evidence-based and patient-centered.” Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Too many patients fail the standard treatments for early Lyme disease. Today LymeDisease.org, a leading...

2014-08-05 17:24:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Children and adolescents with an abnormal kidney ultrasonography finding or with a combination of a fever of at least 102 degrees and infection with an organism other than E.coli appear to be at high risk for renal scarring with their first urinary tract infection (UTI). Author: Nader Shaikh, M.D., of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and colleagues. Background: UTIs are a common and potentially serious bacterial infection in young...

2014-08-05 11:43:07

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The results of the analysis, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and performed with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, are...

2014-08-05 08:36:09

Leading Experts from the Bone Infection Unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford Explore the Impact of New Surgical Strategies and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance. LUND, Sweden, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced that CERAMENT(TM)|G is a prominent feature in a new documentary, 'The Orthopaedic Revolution:...

2014-08-01 08:26:36

UV disinfection device is game-changer for patients and hospital leaders alike MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare-associated infections like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections, are putting more than patient lives at risk every single day. They're also poised to take big bites out of hospital budgets across the country - to the tune of millions -...

2014-07-31 23:18:28

Bedford Commons OB-GYN has issued this public awareness article about Listeriosis to help women in the community. Bedford, NH (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Due to a recent and major recall on stone fruits at major stores, Bedford Commons OB-GYN of Bedford, NH and their team of healthcare providers is issuing this public service and awareness announcement for women around New Hampshire and beyond. Items recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration include, in particular, peaches, nectarines,...


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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