Tag: "infections" at medical news
Zinc therapy accelerates recovery from pneumonia
...ant implications for reducing antibiotic-resistant infections
by decreasing antibiotic exposure," he said. Dr. Brooks and his colleagues conducted a double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with 270 children who were being treated for severe pneumonia at a hospital in Bangladesh. The children, all aged 2 months...
Study finds once-daily Valcyte prevents serious viral infection after kidney transplant
...in Boston. "CMV disease is one of the most serious infections
that can occur after a transplant because it can l...ansplant recipients." In addition to opportunistic infections
and GI conditions, CMV has been associated with acute and chronic rejection of transplanted organs, ...
University of Pittsburgh approach has lung recipients taking far fewer drugs
...ath treated patients. There were no opportunistic infections
or related complications in the patients treated with Campath; a small percentage of the Thymoglobulin patients developed either cytomegalovirus (8 percent), the bacterial infection Nocardia (8 percent) or post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder...
Psychological factors may be root of back pain, say Stanford researchers
...year are done for obvious reasons, such as tumors, infections
or deformities, and just a fraction of the rest - those with pain and ordinary age-related degeneration - have good results from the surgery. "The question is, can we better identify groups that have a greater chance of being helped by surgery?" Carr...
Prevalence of chlamydia high among young adults in U.S.
...United States. In women, chlamydial and gonococcal infections
may cause pelvic inflammatory disease, tubal infer...nked to cervical cancer. Chlamydial and gonococcal infections
may increase susceptibility to and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in both men and wome...
New UNC research finds high rate of chlamydia in U.S. young adults
...e marked differences in these sexually transmitted infections
across racial and ethnic groups are disturbing," M...ationwide disparities in chlamydial and gonococcal infections
are real rather than the result of biased estimates." The differences may be partially responsible f...
Hospital gowns' benefits outweigh costs in intensive care unit
...ach called colonization pressure to assess risk of infections
spreading among patients. Colonization pressure on a patient is determined by calculating the percentage of patients in a medical unit who have a particular infection. If there are 18 other patients in a medical unit, and six have VRE on a given day,...
Early childhood ear infections linked to asthma
...OK, IL, May 10, 2004) Children with recurrent ear infections
may have an increased risk of developing asthma, s...howed that children with a history of multiple ear infections
were twice as likely to suffer from asthma than children with no prior history of ear infections. R...
American genetic abnormality also discovered in the Netherlands
...aring loss, patients with BOR syndrome suffer from infections
in the throat, kidney abnormalities and external ear abnormalities. Kemperman discovered that the syndrome also causes inner ear abnormalities and that the hearing loss increases with age. The researcher also investigated the first family in the Neth...
'Identify and isolate'
...HIV could not be stopped by these measures as many infections
occur before symptoms are shown. Dr Christophe Fraser from Imperial College London, based at St Mary's Hospital, and one of the authors of the research, says: "This study is the first time research has combined both biological information about infe...
New hope for HIV sufferers
..., the weakened immune system is less able to fight infections
and the symptoms of AIDS develop. Rejecting the commonly accepted view that the CD4+ T cells are killed solely by the HIV virus, Jean-Marie Andrieu and Wei Lu of Universit Ren Descartes in Paris believe that the hyperactivity of the immune system is ...
Enzyme prevents lung damage in premature infants
...n a safe way that prevents inflammation but avoids infections
and allow normal lung development," Auten said. The key to stopping such inflammation in infant lungs might be superoxide dismutase, he said. The enzyme may also encourage lung development, Auten and his colleagues found. The transgenic mice...
Substance use, social stress compromise pregnant women's immune system
...spond to and cope with internal challenges such as infections
and hypertension, as well as external immune challenges associated with substance abuse and stress. "Certain groups of inflammatory biomarkers become elevated in response to both biological and psychological stressors, and they appear to act ...
Pfizer's VFEND (R) as effective in treating Candidemia as two-drug standard of care, study shows
...ion and ranks as one of the leading causes of such infections
in the United States and Europe. This is the fi...onazole for the treatment of candidemia, including infections
caused by Candida species other than albicans. In both treatment groups, 41 percent of patients rep...
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's link a strain of E. coli to diarrhea in children
... with diarrhea. Other tests that look for E. coli infections
are based on the use of tissue culture cells, which is not always a reliable way to identify specific strains of E. coli, according to Mitchell B. Cohen, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's who led the research team. Once confirm...
FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis
...vanced or poorly controlled diabetes Some serious infections
were fatal Rare cases of tuberculosis What to ...ed more frequently than in adults. The kinds of infections
reported were generally mild and similar to those usually seen in children. Other serious adverse ...
Bacterial infection may cause or worsen asthma attacks in children
...able online. Mycoplasma, which causes respiratory infections
like bronchitis and pneumonia, seems to infect chi...t de Paul in Paris, France. "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections
are frequently mild or asymptomatic," said Dr. Gendrel, but if mycoplasma infection is detected in a...
Smoking increases papillomavirus risk in HIV-infected women
...o consecutive visits). Noting that persistent HPV infections
have been shown to increase the risk of cervical cancer, Minkoff and coworkers commented that smoking and HIV infection may each alter the natural history of HPV infection to heighten tumor risk, and that the combination of smoking and HIV infection ...
Large families and animals keep allergies at bay
...velopment of atopic (allergic) diseases, but early infections
increase the risk, according to new research from ... months old). Information on atopic dermatitis and infections
before 6 months of age were recorded. Data on factors associated with exposure to microbes, such as ...
Electronic nose device proves effective for diagnosing pneumonia and sinusitis
...imited ability to move, and they are vulnerable to infections
from other compounding injuries. In the first stu..., hopefully, it can be applied to common bacterial infections
of the upper respiratory tract." The e-nose is also being studied for its possible use in diagnosin...
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