Telavancin Safe, Effective for Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections in Cancer ...
“Telavancin may offer another therapeutic option for the treatment of bacteremia caused by susceptible isolates of gram-positive bacteria,” reported Ray Hachem, MD, Professor and Director of the Infectious Diseases Trainee & Observership Program of the ...
Monthly Prescribing Reference - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:41

Tackling vancomycin-resistant bacteria with 'lipophilic–vancomycin ...
Vancomycin, a glycopeptide antibiotic, has long been a drug of choice for life-threatening Gram-positive bacterial infections. Vancomycin confers its antibacterial activity by inhibiting bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. However, over the time ... - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:16

Cystic fibrosis: how a bacterium manipulates its host to eradicate an opponent
Lastly, looking beyond cystic fibrosis patients, sPLA2-IIA could be injected into patients infected with Gram positive bacteria, which could be a useful alternative therapy to overcome bacterial resistance to antibiotics. This study was supported by ... - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:41

Single-sample culturing comparable to multi-sample method
CHICAGO — A one-touch method compared favorably with the traditional method of collecting corneal microbiological specimens from eyes with infectious keratitis, a speaker told colleagues here.
Healio - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:33

Real-time System Monitors Dangerous Bacteria in the Body
... from noninfectious inflammation. When the researchers injected one thigh with Gram-negative E. coli and the other thigh with the Gram-positive bacterium Staphyloccocus aureus, the radio tracer lit up only the thigh infected by the Gram-negative ...
Bioscience Technology - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:18

Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB
However, diabetics TB become sick from latent TB infection far more often than other people because their immune systems are compromised -- a fact that could unleash an epidemic of co-infection as diabetes rates soar along with growing obesity. It is ...
Fox News - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:45

GenMark Q3 Revenues Rise 37 Percent
... the firm is developing seven assays for the ePlex: gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial identification panels; a respiratory panel; a gastrointestinal panel; an HCV genotyping panel; a central nervous system infection panel; and a fungal ...
GenomeWeb - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:45

New studies identify local plants for treating skin diseases
Euphorbiaceae). Juice of E. walachii is used to treat warts and skin infections.[36] A study, conducted on various species of Euphorbia, E. hirta, exhibited best antioxidant activity. The plant extracts showed more activity against Gram-positive ...
The Guardian Nigeria - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:33

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