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2014-05-11 23:02:07

A DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleges an Ohio Man Sustained Multiple Hip Revision Surgeries and High Levels of Colbalt and Chromium Due to the Defective Recalled Hip Replacement. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 A DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit has been filed by Wright & Schulte LLC against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on behalf of an Ohio man who alleges that he suffered serious health complications including metallosis,...

2014-05-10 23:02:29

Etiology is the scientific study of the causes of diseases and pathologies. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 41,200 articles providing experimental evidence of etiology by proofing causation in infectious diseases. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 EurekaMag.com has published 41,200 articles on etiology as the causes of diseases or pathologies. All studies providing experimental evidence of etiology are included accross the site's...

2014-05-09 23:08:57

St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals cut its infection rate in half using a launderable hospital mattress cover and were awarded, along with Xavier University, an Honorable Mention for the National Association of Long Term Hospitals' (NALTH) 2014 Goldberg Innovation Award. Batesville, IN (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals cut its infection rate in half using a launderable hospital mattress cover and were awarded, along with Xavier University, an Honorable...

2014-05-09 13:29:10

PLOS Highly pathogenic (dangerous) influenza strains elicit a strong immune response which can lead to uncontrolled inflammation in the lung and potentially fatal lung injury. A study published on May 8th in PLOS Pathogens demonstrates the importance of IL-27 for the control of immunopathology—damage to the lung tissue caused by the immune system—and the therapeutic potential of well-timed IL-27 application to treat life-threatening inflammation during lung infection. Alf Hamann,...

2014-05-07 09:51:33

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. These bacteria are found in the vagina or lower gastrointestinal tract of approximately 15 to 20 percent of healthy women, but may cause life-threatening infections, such as sepsis...

2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back....

2014-05-06 23:04:34

This spring, hospitals around the globe are reporting rising numbers of Lyme disease infections. Bird-X explains how you can protect yourself and your family from ticks as the summer months approach. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lyme Disease is exclusively transmitted by Deer Ticks, who’ve earned their name by regularly parasitizing deer. Black-Legged (Deer) Ticks are also regularly found on animals including mice, rats, bats, squirrels, and migratory birds – and are thus found...

2014-05-05 08:27:46

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruthigen, Inc., (NASDAQ: RTGN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics designed to prevent and treat infection in invasive applications, today announced that the underwriters of Ruthigen's recently completed initial public offering have partially exercised their option to purchase additional shares of common stock. The underwriters have purchased an additional...

2014-05-02 08:24:18

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruthigen, Inc., (NASDAQ: RTGN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics designed to prevent and treat infection in invasive applications, today announced that the Company has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead drug candidate RUT58-60. The Company plans to initiate its combined Phase 1/2...

2014-05-01 12:31:49

WHO raises role of hand hygiene in combatting hospital associated infections and antimicrobial resistance AKRON, Ohio, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) annually marks May 5 with its SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is a strong supporter of this campaign and works with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness and enlist hospitals across...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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