Tag: "infected" at medical news
T cells target HIV in a relationship on the rebound
...HIV-specific CD4+ T cells that are preferentially infected
by the virus, it has now be shown to actually boost HIV-specific T cell production and activation, thereby boosting the immune response to the virus. Scheduled interruption and resumption of antiretroviral treatment of HIV-positive patients has gener...
Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease
... as prematurity (19 patients). Indeed, 11 of those infected
with the new coronavirus were newborns hospitalized in intensive care. Analysis of the New Haven coronavirus's genetic structure showed many similarities to that of a coronavirus recently identified by two groups in the Netherlands, suggesting that t...
Some US soldiers returning from Afghanistan should be screened for malaria
...researchers found that a total of 38 patients were infected
with malaria, yielding an attack rate of 52.4 cases per 1,000 soldiers. Diagnosis was confirmed a median of 233 days (range, 1-339 days) after return from the malaria endemic region, with additional laboratory findings noting anemia and thrombocytope...
Likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small claim researchers
...s was less certain, and could indicate individuals infected
with vCJD that do not go on to develop clinical sy... actual recorded clinical cases could be that many infected
individuals do not go on to develop clinical disease in their lifetime." Using computer modelling t...
A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020
...urces toward preventing new infections or treating infected
individuals. An analysis by Joshua Salomon and colleagues in the premier open-access journal PLoS Medicine, published online January 11, 2005, suggests that an exclusive focus on one or the other of these alternatives will yield minimal benefits--f...
Study suggests isolation of patients with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection in ICUs
...ised approach of isolating intensive-care patients infected
with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection. Authors... units. Single room or group isolation of patients infected
or colonised with MRSA is commonly used to reduce spread, but its benefit over and above other conta...
Simple sputum test for confirmation of childhood tuberculosis
...utes of Health in the USA. Someone in the world is infected
with the tuberculosis bacillus every second, and someone dies from tuberculosis every 15 seconds, one out of every three being a child. Somber statistics, but not irreversible with the combined effort of scientists, funding bodies, public-health prac...
New therapeutic vaccine for HIV/AIDS eliminates needles and excessive toxicity
...s and controlling virus replication in chronically infected
monkeys. This treatment possibly offers a new, no... HIV/AIDS. Of that number, 4.9 million were newly infected
with HIV just this year. Globally, just under half of all people living with HIV are female. The nu...
Study finds herpes virus in 98% of healthy participants
... are reservoirs for herpes viruses and shedding in infected
individuals when they are asymptomatic is a major factor in the transmission of the virus. The 50 participants, who were recruited from the general population, ranged in age from 19 to 71. Nineteen were male and 31 female. African-Americans comprise...
Study reveals high infection rate in teens for virus linked to cervical cancer
... adolescent females than previously thought may be infected
with a virus linked to cervical cancer and genital...our out of five sexually active adolescent females infected
with the human papillomavirus. The study said the rates observed among the 60 study participants fro...
Urinary tract infections likely caused by tainted food
...n. "The consumer has to be aware that foods can be infected
and has to be careful in preparing food" by cooking it thoroughly, Dr. Riley said. Sensible food preparation can help avert a host of health problems, such as diarrhea, cramping and fever; apparently, UTIs should now be added to the list. "Urinary tr...
Triple-drug therapy promising against African HIV subtype
...e appear to be effective in South African patients infected
with a different HIV-1 subtype who also have tuber...r than those in studies involving Western patients infected
with the B subtype. The decrease occurred rapidly during the first 7 days of treatment, then gradual...
Risk of tuberculosis doubles in first year of HIV infection
...two years, with a further slight increase in those infected
for longer periods of up to seven years. Sonnenber...erculosis is a leading cause of death among people infected
with HIV worldwide," said Havlir. "Perhaps the most immediate and universal implication of these dat...
Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA
... can spread among people having close contact with infected
people. MRSA is almost always spread by direct phy...ut areas and sports equipment) contaminated by the infected
skin of a person with MRSA or staph bacteria. Youki addresses these issues by not requiring healthca...
A new vaccine against Salmonella
...vaccine has shown itself to be efficacious in mice infected
with this illness and is currently being employed on experimental farms of Hipra laboratories in Gerona, a compnay involved in the control of pathogens in birds. Low efficacy of vaccines applied Farmyard fowl and their derivatives are recognised a...
ZYVOX(R) demonstrates high success rate for patients who develop MRSA surgical site infections
...he vancomycin group whether or not the patient was infected
with MRSA. In the ZYVOX arm, most patients (n=42) were treated exclusively with oral ZYVOX, while 24 received the IV formulation. Although the total length of treatment among groups was comparable, the mean duration of IV treatment was significantl...
Canadian researchers' important discovery in HIV research
...blood samples from patients that had been recently infected
with HIV and found that, already in the first months following the onset of infection, thymic function is decreased. Such a decrease results in a lowered T-lymphocyte production by the thymus. These findings pave the way to the development of n...
Very high prevalence of virus linked to cervical cancer found in adolescent women
... four out of five sexually active adolescent women infected
with human papillomavirus, a virus linked to cervi.... Many of the HPV-positive study participants were infected
with not just one, but multiple, HPV types. The mean number of types per participant was about five....
New study shows how mad cow prions hitch a ride into intestine
...from eating contaminated beef products from cattle infected
with mad cow disease. To date, 155 cases of confir...ges of cooking and digestion." Using brain tissues infected
with the spontaneously occurring version of CJD which is also caused by prions, the researchers simu...
Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials
...ing in immunocompromised people and newborn babies infected
by their mothers. Lead author Stephen E. Straus, ... only in the subset of women who also had not been infected
previously with HSV-1, the common cause of cold sores. In contrast, dl5-29 is a live, mutant strain ...
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