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2014-08-22 12:25:38

Control allows users to monitor assay performance with confidence MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the launch of its new ACCURUN(®) 501 C. difficile Control - the company's first molecular control product targeting hospital acquired infections....

2014-06-17 12:37:42

American Society for Microbiology Fecal microbiota transplantation --- the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile --- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient's gut, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The study provides insight into the structural and potential...

2014-04-25 09:18:08

Mass. General study identifies more acceptable way to administer treatment for dangerous recurrent infection A pilot study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to greater availability and acceptability of an unusual treatment for a serious medical problem – use of fecal material from healthy donors to treat recurrent diarrhea caused by the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria. In their paper being published online in the journal Clinical Infectious...

Poop Pill Cures Intestinal Infections
2013-10-04 12:24:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have shown infections with the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff) can be cured if other bacteria can be transplanted into the patient’s gut. Doctors from Amsterdam, Canada and elsewhere have successfully transferred these bacteria by means of fecal transplant, or placing a sterile stool sample from a healthy person into the patient’s stomach. Tests have shown this procedure is highly effective, curing up to 94...

Benefits Of Fecal Transplants Highlighted In New Study
2013-01-17 11:03:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s difficult to turn down promising options when you have a debilitating or chronic illness. It´s completely daft to turn your nose up at an option for treatment when your life is on the line. Medical science, as it often does, is once again pushing the boundaries of what that layman perceives as a last-ditch treatment option. According to a new paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) this...

2012-02-08 10:14:43

Contrary to current convention by which infection with the organism Clostridium difficile is regarded as an infection that is acquired by contact with symptomatic patients known to be infected with C. difficile, these may account for only a minority of new cases of the infection. These findings are important as they indicate that C. difficile infection, which can be fatal especially in older people, may not be effectively controlled by current hospital infection strategies. In a study led...

2011-05-05 08:30:00

MADISON, N.J. and CYPRESS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced the availability in Europe of the Simplexa C. difficile Universal Direct test on the 3M(TM) Integrated Cycler. The new CE marked in vitro diagnostic (IVD) Simplexa test enables fast, high volume lab testing, eliminating the traditional extraction step and allowing for processing of up to 94...

2009-01-12 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the BD GeneOhm(TM) Cdiff molecular assay for the rapid detection of the Toxin B gene found in toxigenic Clostridium difficile, the bacterial pathogen responsible for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). It is the first CDI molecular diagnostic that offers sensitivity,...


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New World Hookworm, Necator americanus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The New World hookworm (Necator americanus) is a hookworm that can be found in the New World. This species, along with other species in the Nematode phylum, is a parasitic worm that is commonly found in cats, dogs, and humans. Infections from this species are known as Necatoriasis. However, there are two common species of hookworm that infest humans, known as the Old World hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale) and the New World hookworm, so infections are generally known as hookworm infections....

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.