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2011-02-09 01:28:22

Lung injury is a common cause of death among patients with pneumonia, sepsis or trauma and in those who have had lung transplants. The damage often occurs suddenly and can cause life-threatening breathing problems and rapid lung failure. There are no effective treatments. Patients usually are put on ventilators to give their lungs a chance to heal, but there is little else doctors can do but wait and hope for the best. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

2011-02-02 15:35:12

Rhode Island Hospital study finds contradictory role of RIP1 protein     * The adaptor protein thought to be active in killing cells also promotes cellular survival through a dual function    * Findings indicate that the presence of RIP1 is actually necessary for survival of septic injury    * Future research will focus on identifying survival trigger, and the potential for developing new treatments for sepsis Researchers from Rhode Island Hospital...

2011-01-28 00:08:17

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified biomarkers of poor outcomes in preterm infants that may help identify new approaches to prevention. Ardythe Morrow, PhD, a researcher at the Cincinnati Children's Perinatal Institute, has identified a polymorphism "“ a variant in a particular DNA sequence "“ in a gene important to the development of the immune system. She found that this polymorphism raises the risk of bad outcomes in preterm infants,...

2011-01-27 12:29:48

Researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat dialysis catheter malfunction in kidney dialysis patients may now also help prevent both malfunction as well as infections. Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and her colleague Dr. Nairne Scott-Douglas, both members of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, undertook a randomized trial at 11 sites across Canada. 115 hemodialysis patients were administered the usual catheter locking solution of...

2011-01-22 00:00:43

13therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has received a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health, for $3.0 million. This adds to the six previous grants awarded to the company for various applications of its patented anti-inflammatory peptides, for a total in NIH funding to date of $6.8 million. Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 13therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has received a new Small Business...

2011-01-17 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its GNR Traffic Light(TM) PNA FISH(R) test. GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH is the first test capable of simultaneously identifying Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa directly from positive blood cultures containing Gram-negative rods in less than 90 minutes. The test is the latest addition to AdvanDx's easy-to-use,...

2011-01-12 00:01:23

The Nursing Home Complaint Center is offering to build a world class legal team, of the best nursing home abuse, neglect, or wrongful death personal injury law firms, and attorneys in the nation, for victims in California, and Florida. The group is calling its efforts to identify US nursing home patients, who needlessly get sepsis, septic shock, broken bones, and or victims of wrongful death, their number one priority in 2011. The group is saying, "we believe needless sepsis infections,...

2011-01-05 00:00:38

The Nursing Home Complaint Center is calling its efforts to identify US nursing home patients, who needlessly get sepsis, septic shock, broken bones, and or victims of wrongful death, their number one priority in 2011. The group is saying, "we believe needless sepsis infections, septic shock, broken bones, wrongful death, and elder abuse in our nation's nursing homes are at epidemic levels, and we want to hear from family members who have proof the sick, or deceased family member was...

2011-01-04 14:43:44

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that delta-protein kinase C is a critical neutrophil regulator that protects the lungs from neutrophil-mediated damage when inhibited All of us may be able to breathe a little easier now that scientists from Pennsylvania have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs. A new research report in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (http://www.jleukbio.org) suggests...

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2010-12-22 10:59:32

Blood poisoning can be fatal. If you suffer from sepsis, you used to have to wait as much as 48 hours for laboratory findings. A new diagnostic platform as big as a credit card will now supply the analysis after as little as an hour. This system is based on nanoparticles that are automatically guided by magnetic forces. Although it is the third most frequent cause of death in Germany, blood poisoning is frequently underestimated. In this country, 60,000 persons die every year from some form...


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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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