Tag: "infectious" at medical news
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
... tuberculosis is common and prenatal screening for infectious
diseases is rare, says Richard Long, MD, professor in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta and lead author of the study. Because of the many social and demographic circumstances in North America, the option for domestic adoption is limi...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...hem. The emergence of the new, potentially more infectious
and virulent strain of S. aureus in the community,...e and chief of emergency medicine and professor of infectious
diseases at Olive ViewUCLA. We are hopeful to be able to identify the most effective antibiotic trea...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
...ed foreigners and shippers for 40 days to keep out infectious
scourges, there has been no definitive evidence th...ed by the threat of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious
diseases, it is critical to determine if costly and potentially socially harsh NPI measures can save...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...unding sources to develop medicines to fight other infectious
and chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer,...of antibiotics for the treatment of this and other infectious
diseases," said Jerry Bauman, dean of the College of Pharmacy. "This grant will allow us to expand o...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
... be quick to consult experts in infection control, infectious
diseases, or in pulmonary medicine to assist in diagnosis, isolation and treatment. According to Karakousis, an assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Tuberculosis Research Center, Our results demonstrate tha...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...are properly trained in spotting and treating this infectious
disease. We cannot be sure that lack of tuberculosis knowledge leads to poor management of patients, says Karakousis. Although trainees may score poorly, they may be quick to consult experts in Infection Control, Infectious Diseases, or Pulmonary M...
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...nology, critical care, sleep medicine, cardiology, infectious
disease, disaster medicine, and quality improvement. Full-service press room with access to computer workstations and Internet. ...
Cancer research summaries
...ient. However, whereas the risk of transmission of infectious
agents is well established and appropriate precautions are routinely taken, establishing whether there is also a possibility of transmission of chronic diseases such as cancer through blood transfusions has been more difficult. There is some eviden...
SAGE to publish British Journal of Infection Control
...al issues around infection prevention and control, infectious
diseases and public health that frequently dominate political and public discussion. In recent months the journal has featured topics such as extremely-drug resistant Tuberculosis, hand hygiene developments, and the MMR vaccine debate. The journa...
Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information
... on emerging, re-emerging and antibiotic-resistant infectious
diseases that continue to increase at an alarming ...ary team of nurses, physicians, public health, and infectious
disease specialists, the book includes material on the most recent and important new emerging infect...
Weill Cornell Medical College announces gifts totaling $400M
...ric disorders and aging; cancer; global health and infectious
diseases; children's health; molecular therapeutics; and reproductive and regenerative medicine. The goal is to translate the benefits of research advances immediately to patients, supporting Weill Cornell's mission to provide the highest standards ...
Progress toward an antitumor vaccine
...ncer" In principle, by the same means used against infectious
diseases: immunization. The production of a selective vaccine is not a trivial task, however. A team led by Horst Kunst at the University of Mainz has now found a way to bind a molecule that is typical for tumors to a carrier protein without irritati...
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $8 million to infectious disease investigators
...ing the interaction between the human host and the infectious
agentbacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic. All...United States or Canada. "The constant threat of infectious
disease is of global concern, BWF President Dr. Enriqueta Bond said. "Understanding the underlying ...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...d on the collaboration of surgeons, hepatologists, infectious
disease specialists and pharmacologists. In summary, a number of areas were identified as needing further research, they conclude. A close cooperation between clinicians and researchers is required to ensure high quality translational research. ...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...te blood cells vital to the bodys defenses against infectious
diseases attack insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The insulin these cells produce regulates how the body uses and stores sugar and other food nutrients for energy. Research has shown the pancreas is resilient and more than half its insu...
Transformation for people with AIDS on the horizon
...aged, says the editorial written by Hiroyu Hatano, infectious
diseases fellow and Steven Deeks, associate professor of medicine, both of San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, USA. For the first time in the HIV epidemic, three new agents have been developed for the management of the drug re...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...fessionals in a public health emergency such as an infectious
disease outbreak. The first rapidly issued guideline was developed by the WHO in order to advise countries that were dealing with avian influenza A (H5N1) infection. Typically, the most rigorous clinical practice guidelines take two years or mo...
HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants
...cularly vulnerable," says Professor Kevin Kain, an infectious
disease specialist and lead author of the study. "We set out to understand how women acquire protection against malaria during pregnancy and how HIV infection impairs that protection. By understanding how they lost protection in the face of HIV we le...
ECP may be effective in treating Crohn's disease
...reatments every other week from weeks 6-12 with no infectious
complications reported. "The findings of our study suggest that Crohns disease patients who have not responded to other therapies may benefit from ECP," concludes Dr. Abreu....
Withdrawn MS drug returns to market
... drug, are working to make sure that any potential infectious
complications are identified as early as possible....
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