Tag: "infections" at medical news
Cranberry juice may reduce risk of female urinary tract infections
... on a regular basis may help prevent urinary tract infections
(UTIs) in some women, according to a review articl...study since 1966 in association with urinary tract infections
and bacteriuria (the existence of bacteria in the urine). The review noted, however, that limitation...
HIV infection progresses to AIDS quicker in developing countries
... very useful as treatment of HIV and opportunistic infections
become more available for persons in developing countries. We will be able to measure the treatment's effect on progression and survival after HIV infection," said Dr. Nelson, who said that he would like to do a follow-up study on this cohort of men....
Tacrolimus + mycophenolate mofetil & steroids: Safe, effective in preventing acute cardiac rejection
...were also significantly more cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections
in the cyclosporine/mycophenolate mofetil study group and significantly more Candida infections
in the tacrolimus and/or sirolimus group. There was however, no difference in hypertension or in inc...
CellCept associated with reduced incidence of cancer, compared to AZA, following heart transplant
...tment groups experienced one or more opportunistic infections
compared with patients receiving placebo. Cytomegalovirus tissue invasive disease was more common in patients receiving 3 g/day. Increased susceptibility to infection and the possible development of lymphoma and other malignancies, particularly of ...
Outbreak of skin infections sheds light on risk factors for bacterial resistance
...two major risk factors for community-acquired skin infections
caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aur...re most often associated with skin and soft-tissue infections
such as furunculosis and cellulitis. Risk factors for infection by community-onset MRSA have to date...
Newborn testing for immune disorders could save lives
...ain cause for the drop in survival rate is serious infections
SCID babies develop in the first few months of lif... ensure diagnosis is made early before untreatable infections
develop," she said. Of the 136 SCID patients treated at Duke, 105 (77 percent) are alive. None show ...
HIV, West Nile virus, SARS infections and thoracic transplantation
...ices Hepatitis viruses in transplantation Fungal infections
in thoracic transplantation In addition to tradit...uch as herpes, hepatitis C and influenza, "exotic" infections
like SARS and West Nile virus are becoming a major problem for transplant recipients. These infectio...
Successful therapy for head and neck cancer may lead to long-term circulatory problems
...asingly prevalent, with secondary malignancies and infections
boosting the levels of sickness and death. Physicians have noted that after neck irradiation, long-term injury commonly occurs in the carotid arteries. Atherosclerotic and thrombotic complications have drawn the most attention. For example, in a st...
Study finds few new antibiotics are in the pipeline
...l need for new antibiotics to treat drug-resistant infections
and other infectious diseases, very few new antibiotics are being developed, according to a study in the May 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. To document trends, researchers evaluated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) d...
New drug-resistant strain of salmonella identified
...ella enterica serotype choleraesuis usually causes infections
that require antimicrobial treatment. Multidrug-resistant strains have been identified, but the antimicrobial ceftriaxone has been effective against them so far. Professor J T Ou, from Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and c...
Continuous insulin monitoring does not raise hospital costs
...s. Morbidity, death and risk of deep sternal would infections
are higher in patients with diabetes who undergo C... stay in the hospital and fewer deep sternal wound infections
compared to patients with conventional treatment. This supports earlier research showing that better...
Diet of worms protects against bowel cancer
...ears in western countries coincided with a fall in infections
by parasites such as roundworms and human whipworm...still rare in developing countries where parasitic infections
remain common. Weinstock's theory is that our immune systems have evolved to cope with the presence...
Australian 'mud football' game sickens players
...w available online. The players suffered from infections
by Aeromonas hydrophila, a type of bacterium often...r commonly used antibiotics. Once the cause of the infections
was determined, public health officials contacted local physicians to suggest that they re-review th...
Increasing the risk of cancer
...e, but summer is the season for increased venereal infections
from human papilloma virus at least in the southe...ate explanation for the increased incidence of HPV infections
seen during the summer months, scientists suggest quite a distinct biological process: suppressed im...
Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for 'pipeline'
ORLANDO New vaccinations to prevent infections
that lead to cervical cancer and targeted therapeutics aimed at breast cancer were examples of research highlights presented by scientists today at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. Scientists described advances...
Almost half of rural North Carolina Adults report using 'home remedies'
...-whiskey remedies, that cardiovascular conditions, infections
and allergies and mental health were most often treated with herbs, and digestive and urinary tract conditions and general well-being were most often treated with teas. This research was supported by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualit...
Mechanism leading to life-threatening infection identified by UCSD School of Medicine researchers
...ne response leading to life-threatening bacterial infections
has been identified by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Published in the March 18, 2004 issue of the journal Nature, the lab-culture research with mouse cells identifies a protein kinase called PKR t...
Adaptive regulatory T cells suppress killing of persistently infected cells
...ne system from destroying chronic, incurable viral infections
such as herpes, hepatitis and human immunodeficien...acute infection and establish long-term persistent infections
that are extremely difficult to eliminate. Most of the time, proliferation of the virus is balanced ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004
...eutrophils (a form of white blood cell), occurs in infections
and inflammations.) Of the 105 who received the BAL test, 46 were randomized to rhDNase treatment, 39 to no treatment, and 20 were not randomized due to the low percentage of neutrophils in the BAL fluid. (CF is a common inherited disease, occurring...
A new hypothesis about Alzheimer's disease
...es can be triggered by numerous stimuli, including infections
that precede the onset of Alzheimer's disease by a significant amount of time -- perhaps years. "If a certain inflammatory metabolite or family of metabolites confers risk later in life, then we need to know this, and we need to attack the problem,...
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