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2014-07-24 23:11:07

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections That Make Up Two-Thirds of All Healthcare Associated Infections?’ profiles risk factors and prevention techniques for the three most common infection threats in healthcare facilities today. Download the free e-book at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2014/05/13/strong-nursing-leadership-is-essential-to-reducing-hais/. Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 American Sentinel...

2014-07-24 10:49:42

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7 percent between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5 percent in the past decade Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000,...

2014-07-17 08:28:41

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruthigen, Inc., (NASDAQ: RTGN) today announced that it has treated the first human subjects with its leading drug candidate RUT58-60 in a 30 patient, 21-day skin irritation trial, which is expected to be completed in August 2014. In June 2014, Ruthigen's Investigational New Drug (IND) application became effective following review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ruthigen is developing RUT58-60 as a safe and fast...

2014-07-02 16:24:57

A new treatment for life-threatening 'flesh eating' disease pioneered by Dr. John Crew can fight the resistant bacteria that turn scratches into deadly infections DALY CITY, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. John Crew, director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California, today reacted to British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning about the increasing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. "This is indeed a huge and growing problem...

2014-06-27 08:26:00

San Francisco AIDS Foundation unveils plans to expand testing citywide with a new mobile testing unit SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Newly-appointed White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director Douglas M. Brooks today visited the sexual health clinic operated by San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the Castro neighborhood to underscore the importance of knowing one's HIV status in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano also...

2014-06-10 04:22:10

-- Study to Define Impact of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics on Intestinal Bacteria -- ROCKVILLE, Md. and PARIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, and Enterome Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, today announced...

2014-05-19 23:01:55

Amid the growing global threat from antibiotic resistant organisms, bioMérieux is leveraging its robust history of fighting infectious diseases to provide solutions and services that aid Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, will present its solutions, including its syndromic-approach, that help curb Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) at the 114th Annual Meeting of the...

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...

2014-05-15 08:33:57

- Test Quickly Determines Colonization Risk of Multi-drug Resistant Microbes with Greater Accuracy than Currently Available Options - GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpGen, Inc., a Gaithersburg based molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has launched a new molecular-based test that can quickly and reliably identify patients at risk for harboring serious disease-causing microbes that can resist even the strongest antibiotics. The Acuitas(TM) MDRO Gene...

2014-05-12 08:32:13

- Early study results suggest Abbott technology equivalent to current standard of care, but produces results much more quickly BARCELONA, Spain, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced initial results that suggest its innovative testing platform, known as IRIDICA (currently in development), produces results consistent with the current standard of care in just hours. Currently, the diagnosis of serious infections, such as sepsis or pneumonia, can often take...


Latest infections Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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