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2008-06-26 18:01:55

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) presented new data from its Phase 2A clinical study of OPT-80 finding a 42% presence of the super toxin-producing strain of C. difficile known as BI/NAP1/027 strain and concluded that there was no significant difference in the overall cure rates with OPT-80 between subjects with the BI/NAP1/027 strain and subjects without the hypervirulent strain. Data was presented today at the 9th Biennial Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas...

2007-09-07 12:00:11

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance to Oscient Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: OSCI) for a U.S. patent relating to methods of use of Ramoplanin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD), a serious form of colitis. Ramoplanin is a glycolipodepsipeptide antibiotic positioned for Phase III development for the potential treatment of CDAD, pending the conclusion of ongoing partnership discussions. A Notice of Allowance is...

2006-06-16 22:28:34

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment of pregnant women who have a bacterial infection of the vagina, also referred to as "bacterial vaginosis," with clindamycin cream can help delay delivery and reduce complications for the newborn infant, according to a report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Bacterial vaginosis is a non-sexually transmitted infection caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. Douching can raise a...

2006-01-12 19:04:47

LONDON (Reuters) - A drug prescribed to pregnant women to reduce the risk of early labor could be doing patients more harm than good, a British charity said on Friday. Tommy's, a charity that funds national research programs to prevent miscarriage and stillbirths, said the antibiotic metronidazole may double the risk of pre-term deliveries. "Clinicians and high-risk pregnant women should be aware of this research outcome so that we can avoid escalation of pre-term birth and in turn,...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Most people fail to recognize symptoms of the most widespread treatable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States today, or that it may pose serious health risks for both men and women, according to experts. "Women now know that a chlamydia infection may impair their fertility, for example, but don't realize trichomoniasis also places patients at greater risk for infertility and acquisition and transmission of HIV," said Dr. Sebastian Faro, clinical professor of obstetrics,...

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