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  • Study Examines CF Survival Rates and MRSA Infections
    A team of researchers led by Elliott Dasenbrook, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and associate director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s ...More
    June 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Vitamin D May Protect Against Influenza and Other Viruses
    Vitamin D may help reduce the incidence and severity of viral respiratory tract infections including influenza, according to a new study conducted by investigators at Greenwich Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine.The study, led by James R. Sabetta, MD, followed ...More
    June 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • NVHR Urges Congressional Action on Chronic Viral Hepatitis
    As Congress prepares to shine a spotlight this week on chronic viral hepatitis, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today launched a new targeted print advertising campaign to urge swift action on bipartisan legislation providing federal funding for state-based ...More
    June 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Protects Against 1918 Influenza Virus
    Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have determined people who were vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may also be protected against the lethal 1918 Spanish influenza virus, which killed more than 50 million people worldwide. The new findings are ...More
    June 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • APIC Announces Second MRSA Prevalence Study
    As a follow-up to the ground-breaking national MRSA prevalence study conducted in 2006, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced the launch of the “2010 National U.S. Inpatient Healthcare Facility Methicillin-Resistant ...More
    June 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • How Bacteria Boost the Immune System
    Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system. Now, Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how bacteria perform this essential task.Senior author Katherine L. Knight, PhD, and colleagues report their discovery in a ...More
    June 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Legionnaires’ Disease… From Windshield Wiper Fluid?
    New research coming out of the UK that indicates as many as 1 in 5 community-acquired cases of Legionnaires' disease occur as a result of not adding an antibacterial agent to windshield wiper fluid in vehicles.Legionnaires' disease, caused by the legionella bacteria, is ...More
    June 14, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Genetic Makeup Influences Susceptibility to Severe Sepsis
    In the June issue of Anesthesiology, researchers take aim at identifying genetic risk factors for sepsis – a leading cause of death for critically ill patients. Genetic makeup has been identified as a key factor leading to the development of sepsis, a systemic ...More
    June 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • How Bacteria Make “Syringes” to Infect a Host
    For a successful infection, bacteria must outwit the immune system of the host. To this aim, they deliver so-called virulence factors through a transport channel located in the bacterial membrane. In some bacteria this transport channel is formed like a syringe, enabling ...More
    June 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Immunizations Guidelines Everyone Should Know
    Summer is all about barbeques and lazy days at the pool. It’s also a good time to start thinking about preparing for flu season, and the vaccinations you or your child may need for the upcoming year, says Carrie Maffeo, a professor of pharmacy at Butler University, ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News