Tag: "infections" at medical news
Triple-drug therapy promising against African HIV subtype
...as been successfully used to treat HIV-1 subtype B infections
in patients with active TB--didanosine, lamivudine...findings suggest that treatment of C-subtype HIV-1 infections
with regimens that have been used against B-subtype infections
"will have significant virological an...
Patients with abdominal trauma at risk for intra-abdominal infections following surgery
...s." The authors write that the incidence of these infections
ranges from 2 percent to 9 percent and that the death rate from intra-abdominal infection can be higher than 50 percent if the diagnosis is delayed after development of multiple organ failure. Carlos H. Morales, M.D., M.Sc., from Universidad de An...
ZYVOX(R) demonstrates high success rate for patients who develop MRSA surgical site infections
...with intravenous (IV) vancomycin for surgical site infections
(SSIs) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococ...ted with vancomycin. Post-operative surgical site infections
remain a major source of illness and number approximately 500,000 per year. In the post-hoc analys...
Very high prevalence of virus linked to cervical cancer found in adolescent women
...tors identified several characteristics of the HPV infections
detected. Many of the HPV-positive study participa...ecimens obtained from each study participant. Many infections
were detectable for only a few weeks, and might have been missed had specimens been obtained at long...
Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials
... guinea pigs, dl5-29 reduced the rate of recurrent infections
slightly better than the other candidates. A key finding was that dl5-29 also induced a substantially stronger T cell response than either of the two other vaccines. Additionally, dl5-29 stimulated stronger antibody responses in animals than either o...
Stanford study finds new method improves chemotherapy survival in mice
... a way to lessen patients' vulnerability to deadly infections
following chemotherapy, researchers at the Stanfor...that is critical for fighting bacterial and fungal infections
but is particularly ravaged by chemotherapy. "Our approach hadn't been studied before, which is inte...
Kinder, gentler procedure gives superior results for stem cell transplants
...d significant recovery by six months, and no major infections
were encountered after this period. Fourteen of the 16 patients had successful bone marrow engraftment of the donor stem cells and only one experienced late graft rejection, an unusually high rate of success according to Shenoy. Furthermore, the graf...
Broad-based vaccination of wild mice could help reduce lyme disease risk in humans
..., infecting that host. Roughly 90 percent of human infections
are contracted from nymphal ticks. The researchers' goal was to reduce the level of B. burgdorferi infection in nymphal ticks. By vaccinating a large sample of white-footed mice, the researchers hypothesized, fewer tick larvae would become infected t...
Reducing anti-rejection meds after transplant shows less complications
...eral anti-rejection drugs, which can cause serious infections
and major complications. Because the intestine is especially prone to rejection and infection, results of this innovative clinical protocol presented today at the 3rd International Conference on Immunosuppression at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Di...
Physicians may need to dig deeper when treating HIV-related lymphomas
...s with AIDS-related lymphoma often died of serious infections
before they could receive adequate or optimal chemotherapy; the survival of these patients was quite short, in the range of only six months," Levine says. "Importantly, effective anti-HIV treatment has now allowed these patients to receive chemothera...
New marrow transplant method developed at Stanford may eliminate fatal side effects
... method found there was no increase in the rate of infections
in the treated patients. The studies also found that the majority of patients who were in partial remission went into complete remission, and those who were in complete remission didn't relapse. "It looks like there is a potent anti-tumor effect from...
Study shows haploidentical natural killer cells may provide hope for some patients with AML
... cells and other cells to do their job of fighting infections
and cancer. However, in patients with AML, the cancer may suppress the ability of interleukin-2 to optimally stimulate the patient's own natural killer cells.) The result of Miller's study was this: the donated natural killer cell...
Thinking beyond deworming
... school-age children in the developing world, worm infections
cause about 200 million years of lost primary schooling.' The editorial concludes: 'The evidence for substantial public-health benefits and reductions in global burden of disease from deworming is overwhelming. Moreover, there are simple, effective,...
Simple intervention nearly eliminates catheter-related bloodstream infections
...ents in ICUs have an increased risk of bloodstream infections
because nearly half of them require catheters - tu...ery. Rates were calculated based on the number of infections
per 1,000 catheter days, defined as the number of patients with a catheter for one day. One ICU ser...
Resistin integral part of the inflammatory response
... body seems to react in the same way to wounds and infections
as it does to obesity. This may mean that obesity ...ce that is seen in patients with serious bacterial infections
known as sepsis. Earlier studies from other laboratories have shown that such patients benefit from ...
World AIDS day: US women with HIV lack access to health care
...women account for 64 percent of the 12,000 new HIV infections
among women each year. "This World AIDS Day, we would like to remind people that the epidemic in the United States is not over," Dr. Smith said. "Access to health care must improve in this country for people with HIV/AIDS, especially African-Amer...
Important priorities for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS
...tion programmes to help reduce the millions of new infections
occurring each year.' With an estimated 5 million new HIV infections
worldwide in 2003, the context in which people are vulnerable to HIV infection is discussed by Cathe...
Female condoms overlooked in fight against spread of HIV/AIDS
... "We should look at the number of potential infections
FDA grants accelerated approval of TYSABRI, formerly antegren, for the treatment of MS
...d patients and placebo-treated patients. Serious infections
occurred in 1.3 percent of placebo-treated patient... 2.1 percent of TYSABRI-treated patients. Serious infections
included bacterial infections
such as pneumonia and urinary tract infection, which responded appropr...
LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004
...e deaths each year from severe hospital associated infections
that's a Vietnam every year." Dr. Edwards has al...West Nile virus and SARS, the reemergence of older infections
like tuberculosis, the imminent threat of bioterroism, and the ever present threat of a deadly influ...
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