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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...

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...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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