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2009-06-18 12:37:36

In a huge effort to test pregnant women for deadly bacteria that can be transmitted to their babies, it was found that many test results were false, leaving some infants untreated. A study found that the test missed more of the infections than usually expected. The mothers that tested positive for the Group B strep bacteria were given antibiotics during labor to decrease the chance of passing it to their infants. Group B Strep is a species of the normal flora of the female urogenital tract...

2009-05-15 06:00:00

Test results to establish Group B Strep colonization of pregnant women and help clinicians guide antibiotic therapy to prevent infections in newborns GBS PNA FISH shown to detect up to 42% more positive results than conventional culture methods (1) WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for GBS PNA FISH(R) for detection of Streptococcus agalactiae, aka Group B Strep, from turbid Lim Broths inoculated with vaginal...

2009-03-03 08:42:22

Scientists from the HZI discover the causes of rheumatic heart diseaseThese bacteria carry a special protein sequence, the so-called PARF motif, on their surface. In the renowned journal PLoS ONE Singh Chhatwal and his colleague Patric Nitsche-Schmitz of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig illustrate the role played by PARF in the development of rheumatic heart disease. With this knowledge they are developing a test system that is able to recognise and prevent...

2008-10-21 15:00:28

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) continues to leverage its powerful CUBICIN patient registry and experience database known by the acronym CORE. In September, the database registered its 5,000th patient entry. Researchers are presenting four posters at this year's ICAAC/IDSA joint conference based on data derived from the CORE database. 1. D. P. Levine, H. Hoffman-Roberts , J. Brown , K. C. Lamp. Outcomes with Daptomycin (DAP) for Infective Endocarditis (IE). Summary: This...

2008-09-11 21:00:08

Bad dental hygiene leads to bleeding gums which let in around 700 types of bacteria, it has emerged.These go straight to the bloodstream and are now known to be "independent factors" in causing heart disease no matter how fit and healthy the person is.Professor Howard Jenkinson from the University of Bristol, working with the Royal College of Surgeons made the discovery after examining how harmful bacteria interact with blood cells.He will explain the findings in detail today to members of...

2008-09-11 12:00:09

By JAMES WOODWARD PEOPLE who fail to brush their teeth regularly put themselves at greater risk of suffering a heart attack, scientists revealed today. Bad dental hygiene leads to bleeding gums which let in around 700 types of bacteria, it has emerged. These go straight to the bloodstream and are now known to be "independent factors" in causing heart disease, no matter how fit and healthy the person is. Professor Howard Jenkinson from the University of Bristol, working with the Royal...

2008-09-11 00:00:08

PEOPLE who don't brush their teeth regularly increase their risk of a heart attack - even if they are fit and healthy, scientists said yesterday. Poor dental hygiene leads to bleeding gums which let in around 700 types of bacteria. These go straight to the bloodstream and are now known to be "independent factors" in causing heart disease. Professor Howard Jenkinson of the University of Bristol, working with the Royal College of Surgeons, made the discovery after examining how harmful...

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2008-08-13 15:50:00

"Flesh-eating" or "Strep" bacteria are able to survive and spread in the body by degrading a key immune defense molecule, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The finding, which could aid in development of new treatments for serious infections in human patients, will be reported in the August 14 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Led by senior author Victor Nizet, M.D., UC...

2007-08-17 12:06:49

By Lisa Redmond, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Aug. 17--A 35-year-old Ayer woman who gave birth to a healthy baby last week at Emerson Hospital in Concord has been transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after being diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating disease. The woman, whose name is not being released, was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a potentially fatal bacterial infection, according to Emerson Hospital spokesman Bonnie Goldsmith. She was listed in critical condition...

2007-08-17 06:03:34

King Pharmaceuticals has begun distributing its Bicillin C-R injection for patients with penicillin-G-susceptible bacterial infections. Administered via deep muscular injection, Bicillin C-R is indicated for the treatment of pediatric and adult infections caused by penicillin-G-susceptible bacteria, including moderately severe to severe upper-respiratory tract infections, scarlet fever, erysipelas, streptococci-related skin and soft-tissue infections, and moderately severe pneumonia and ear...


Latest Streptococcus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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