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2011-09-01 12:08:49

Medical diagnosis -- but not as we know it! A new hi-tech £1million-plus non-invasive disease detection facility, developed by the University of Leicester, has been unveiled today (Sept 1st 2011) for use in Leicester Royal Infirmary's A&E department. It is designed to detect the "sight, smell and feel" of disease without the use of invasive probes, blood tests, or other time-consuming and uncomfortable procedures. Scientists use three different types of cutting-edge...

2011-08-18 14:52:40

Severe sepsis is common and often fatal, although evidence-based therapies have improved patient outcomes. In recent study, researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Orlando Regional Medical Center found that the number of severe sepsis hospitalizations per 100,000 people increased from 143 in 2000 to 343 in 2007. The mean number of organ failures per patient during hospitalization increased from 1.6 to 1.9, although the mean length of hospital stay decreased from 17.3 to 14.9...

2011-08-04 06:29:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care focused company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced that it is exhibiting at the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC) Conference to be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Conference Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. CytoSorbents will be exhibiting from August 15-18, 2011 in Booth #60. ATACCC is the Department of...

2011-07-11 15:10:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OXIS International, Inc. (OTC/BB: OXIS.OB; Euronext Paris: OXI) today announced that it has formed a joint venture with John E. Repine, M.D. to develop ergothioneine as a potential intervention to treat and prevent Acute Lung Injury (ALI), including the most severe form of ALI known as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The joint venture has the rights to patent-pending technology created by Dr. Repine covering the use of...

2011-06-23 19:46:57

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have put forward a new theory as to what causes sepsis, an often fatal condition that occurs when infection spreads throughout the body. Leaking blood vessels may actually be a cause of sepsis, rather than a symptom as previously thought, said Dr. Warren Lee. Dr Lee's hypothesis and a review of recent research on sepsis were published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Sepsis kills about 1,400 people a day worldwide and is the...

2011-05-23 14:34:09

Sepsis is the name of an infection that causes a series of reactions in the body, which in the worst case can prove fatal. The problem for both patients and doctors is that the early symptoms are difficult to distinguish from less dangerous infections such as a severe flu or winter vomiting disease. A researcher at Lund University in Sweden has now discovered a substance in the blood which shows both whether a patient has sepsis and how serious the case is. "Approximately one in five patients...

2011-05-23 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that it has signed agreements with private investors Care Capital and NovaQuest Capital to establish BioCritica Inc., a newly-formed and privately-held biotechnology company. BioCritica, based in Central Indiana, will initially focus on the continued U.S. development and commercialization of Xigris® (drotrecogin alfa (activated)), Lilly's medicine for severe sepsis. BioCritica...

2011-05-18 13:11:50

Researchers studying the life threatening infectious disease sepsis have discovered how the infection can lead to a fatal inflammatory response through blood vessel cells. The research, which is published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, focuses on blocking crucial Matrix Metalloprotease enzymes (MMP) which activate the response. Sepsis, and the associated systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), is a deadly condition caused by an infection of the blood which leads to whole-body...

2011-05-16 14:19:50

Hospital patients with pneumonia may be at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, often with few or no warning signs, according to research from the University of Chicago Medical Center under the auspices of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines project. The results of the study will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2011 International Conference in Denver. "We found a compelling signal that some patients with pneumonia may develop cardiac arrest outside...

2011-05-02 19:24:08

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that treatment with the cholesterol drug simvastatin significantly reduces lung damage in severe abdominal sepsis Statins may be best known for their ability to reduce cholesterol, but a research report appearing in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (http://www.jleukbio.org) shows that these same drugs could also play a crucial role in the reduction of lung damage resulting from severe abdominal sepsis...


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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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