Tag: "strain" at medical news
Pool-bound plyometrics help you get stronger with less pain
...pact is not a factor when exercising in water. The strain
placed upon working muscles, bones and connective tissue in water doesn't typically lead to injury," he continued. Skeletal muscle fibers become longer and produce more force during plyometric training. Therein lies the cause of possible muscle damag...
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's link a strain of E. coli to diarrhea in children
...such as gastroenteritis and traveler's diarrhea. A strain
of E. coli that is present in undercooked hamburger meat has been linked to bloody diarrhea and kidney failure. The new study focused on 684 children, less than five years of age, who were treated at Cincinnati Children's emergency department for acu...
Outbreak of skin infections sheds light on risk factors for bacterial resistance
... Panton-Valentine leukocidin may have provided the strain
with characteristics favoring a furunculosis outbreak. In response to the outbreak, the researchers educated local health care providers about the emergence of MRSA as the predominant skin pathogen in their community and developed treatment guidelin...
Two-way link between heart disease and autoimmunity
...hat develops atherosclerosis to create a new mouse strain
with susceptibility to both diseases. These mice had bigger fatty deposits in their blood vessels than the parent mice that were only susceptible to atherosclerosis. So, as in humans, autoimmune disease makes heart disease worse. This ties in with th...
New drug-resistant strain of salmonella identified
...dicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and colleagues isolated a strain
of Salmonella enterica serotype choleraesuis that ...lly be transmitted between bacteria. Although this strain
was from only one patient, the public-health implications of multidrug-resistant salmonella are seri...
Avian influenza outbreaks create concern about human infection Mayo Clinic researchers warn
...nam have reported outbreaks of the avian influenza strain
H5N1. Vietnam and Thailand have reported influenza H5N1 infection in humans with 32 laboratory-confirmed cases and 22 deaths, a mortality rate of nearly 70 percent. More than 100 million domestic poultry have been killed to halt the epidemic and prev...
Northwestern Memorial launches trial to determine most effective treatment for hepatitis C
...rial is enrolling only people with the most common strain
of the hepatitis C virus (genotype 1), which accounts for nearly three-quarters of those infected in the United States. People who have never been treated with any interferon or ribavirin, either alone or in combination, may be eligible to enroll. ...
Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for 'pipeline'
...in generating an antibody response to a particular strain
of the virus, but that it is unlikely that these vaccines would protect against all of the strains of HPV that cause human genital cancers. Furthermore, the technology to generate the virus-like particles posed expensive manufacturing challenges. By ...
Medical societies report critical care crisis in United States
...cieties and their members have felt the tremendous strain
caused by the depletion of critical care resources and the increased patient demand for critical care services. These trends have forced critical care in the United States to enter into an extremely vulnerable state, leaving our critical care profes...
Mouse model mimics real-world plague infection
...y letting them feed on blood containing a virulent strain
of Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague. The infected fleas then fed on 15 mice that had been inoculated with the experimental vaccine containing an adjuvant (an immune booster). For comparison, the researchers let infected fleas also feed ...
Rochester, BCM test bird-flu vaccine in humans
...sts will learn whether it protects against another strain
of the virus that infects birds and people. Physi...ed in recent months after becoming infected from a strain
of flu known as H5N1 that is normally found in birds, bird flu is seen as a potent threat to human h...
Bushmeat poses threat of simian retrovirus transmission to humans
...genicity of foamy viruses with a particular simian strain
might emerge in the human population after a long incubation period, and especially as life expectancy increases. Because of Wolfe and colleagues' findings, studies will now need to be started to examine whether in these natural settings in Africa hu...
UCSF scientists show prion shape affects nature of infection
...this view. It shows that shape change accounts for strain
differences, and it lays the groundwork for resear...d forms constitutes the physical foundation of the strain
phenomenon. The challenge now is to understand what distinguishes the different structures in the di...
Tuberculosis strains stay close to home, say Stanford researchers
...100 strains represented, researchers assigned each strain
its own color based on the national origin of the infected person. "It was amazing how clearly the tree was pink in one branch and blue in another branch and black in another branch," said Hirsh. "It fell out so neatly, based on where a person was bo...
New eggs continue to develop in adult mice
...enerating follicles in the ovaries of a particular strain
of mice from birth through young adulthood. They ...lts in two other strains of mice. In fact, in one strain
(AKR), the number of ovarian follicles actually increased with age from birth to young adulthood,des...
Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents
...ose who would benefit from help in coping with the strain
before it becomes clinically manifest?" says Dr. Treiber, who has submitted a grant for an intervention program for youth with high normal blood pressure to the National Institutes of Health. Such a program might be beneficial to military dependents...
Linezolid is superior treatment for drug-resistant pneumonia
...rimarily associated with intensive care units, the strain
has become increasingly common in the general population, particularly in children. "The reality is medicine is falling behind infectious organisms," says principal investigator Marin H. Kollef, M.D., associate professor of medicine. "Our results are...
Targeted antiviral prophylaxis of flu case contacts could successfully contain pandemic influenza
.... Annual flu vaccines are designed to counter the strain
of flu from the previous season, and often there i...distributing a vaccine to match a newly identified strain
can take six to eight months." Although the surveillance and containment strategy (i.e., isolation o...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)
... that tuberculosis generally results from a single strain
of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by demonstrating that multiple infections are present in patients with active tuberculosis. The setting for their research was a site with a high infection rate. The researchers analyzed pre-treatment sputum specimens ...
Protein helps immune system mount 'instant strike' against deadly flu viruses
...lieve that a vaccine made with a live but weakened strain
of flu virus such as the inhaled flu vaccine intr...ved after being infected with a potentially deadly strain
of flu. Mice with T-cells engineered to lack the protein failed to develop peripheral immunity, and...
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