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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...

2011-04-26 07:50:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Bloodstream infections in newborns can lead to serious complications with substantial morbidity and mortality. What's more, the pathogens responsible for neonatal infections have changed over time. In recent years, however, antibiotic prophylaxis given to at-risk mothers has reduced the incidence of early-onset group B streptococcal infections among their babies. A new study aimed at determining current early-onset sepsis rates among newborns, the pathogens involved, and...

2011-04-25 13:05:04

Bloodstream infections in newborns can lead to serious complications with substantial morbidity and mortality. What's more, the pathogens responsible for neonatal infections have changed over time. In recent years, however, antibiotic prophylaxis given to at-risk mothers has reduced the incidence of early-onset group B streptococcal infections among their babies. A new nationwide, multi-site study aimed at determining current early-onset sepsis rates among newborns, the pathogens involved,...

2011-04-18 12:22:53

    * Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during their hospitalization and that were not present at the time of admission to the hospital.    * A new study has found that people with alcohol use disorders who develop HAIs have longer hospital stays, thousands of dollars of higher hospital costs, and much greater odds of dying. Hospital patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are at an increased risk of developing...

2011-04-11 22:05:18

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that intervening with neutralizing antibodies to C5a or its receptors could prevent development of cardiomyopathy in patients with sepsis New research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) details research in rats and mice that offers hope for stopping the devastating, and often fatal, effects of sepsis in humans. In the study, University of Michigan researchers show how neutralizing the effects of a key protein fragment,...

2011-04-11 17:10:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., and DUESSELDORF, Germany, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, a global manufacturer of products designed to make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective, and less labor-intensive, is partnering with Germany-based miacom diagnostics GmbH to bring miacom's unique, cost-effective family of molecular tests to the U.S. and Canadian markets. The 30-minute tests identify sepsis-related pathogens directly from blood-culture bottles, enhancing Magellan's...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, "Regrettably, we are convinced the number one indicator of severe nursing home neglect or abuse in the United States are repeated occurrences of a specific type of infection called sepsis, or septic shock, and we desperately need family members or loved ones to wise up, and keep records and journals about the condition of a loved one in any US nursing home, as long as they are there." The group says, "Repeated issues related to sepsis or septic shock...

2011-04-06 07:31:00

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc., (OTCBB: AEMD) disclosed today that its Chairman and CEO, James A. Joyce has issued the following letter to shareholders. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b) To our Shareholders: On April 1st, we submitted a contract response to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) related to the Dialysis Like Therapeutics (DLT) program referenced in my last shareholder letter. In our...

2011-04-01 10:56:00

SOMERVILLE, N.J., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon, Inc., announced today that the CDC has reviewed clinical data from patients treated with BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG as part of its update to the 2002 guidelines for reducing risk of intravascular catheter-associated infections in the United States. In the new guidelines, use of a CHG sponge dressing is designated as a Category 1B recommendation. BIOPATCH® is the only CHG-impregnated sponge...


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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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