Latest Mycobacterium avium complex Stories

2011-08-01 16:45:39

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that also has antiinflammatory properties. It is these antiinflammatory properties that are thought to account for the improvement in clinical outcome observed when patients with chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis are treated long-term with azithromycin. However, a recent study indicated that azithromycin treatment in patients with cystic fibrosis is associated with increased infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria, a serious complication in such...

2010-07-01 13:58:49

A group of 85 international experts, amongst whom are two scientists from NEIKER-Tecnalia, believe that the illness known as bovine paratuberculosis or Johne's disease can be eradicated by means of control programs, new vaccines or the sacrifice of infected animals. This was the main conclusion from the meeting between scientists last February in the Scottish town of Inverness, within the framework of the European Commission (ParaTBTools) project on the mentioned illness. Paratuberculosis or...

2009-09-15 10:18:16

Shower heads are a perfect environment for a dangerous bacteria related to tuberculosis, University of Colorado researchers said. Mycobacterium avium thrives in wet, dark environments and can invade the lungs when sprayed from a shower head, the researchers said in a release Tuesday. While healthy people are not at risk, the microbes can be dangerous for pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems, the researchers said in this month's Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2009-09-15 06:30:00

A disturbing new study has found that the showers people enjoy everyday are actually spraying them with bacteria. This news should not necessarily strike fear in those with normal immune systems, but such microbes could be a problem for those suffering from cystic fibrosis or AIDS, people who are undergoing cancer treatment or those who have had a recent organ transplant. Researchers at the University of Colorado tested 45 showers in five different states as part of a larger study of the...

2009-07-30 07:36:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Transave Inc. announced today that it has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study ARIKACE(TM) (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections. Transave and NIAID will collaborate on the planning, design and implementation of a clinical...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Rushing, Elisabeth J Liappis, Angelike; Smirniotopoulos, James D; Smith, Alice B; Henry, James M; Man, Yan-Gao; Nelson, Ann M Abstract Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome represents a spectrum of clinicopathologic entities encountered in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients who have received highly active anti-retroviral therapy. The diagnosis is often challenging, treatment options are limited, and the prognosis is variable. To increase awareness and define the...

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