War against polio nearly won
Mainly affecting children under five, transmission of the highly infectious disease is through contact with the faeces or pharyngeal secretions of an infected person. The incubation period is commonly seven to 14 days for paralytic cases, but can range ...
Irish Medical Times - Tue, 26 May 2015 03:41

New, Rapid, Simple Test for the Detection of Influenza Virus
Background Influenza virus infections are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in both pediatric and adult populations worldwide. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of influenza is necessary for appropriate patient management during the ...
Medscape - Tue, 19 May 2015 21:07

Doctors may be missing many cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia in women
Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call for rectal and pharyngeal screening for the two infections only in HIV-infected men (and men at risk for HIV) who have sex with other men. But when the researchers looked at ...
Washington Post - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:07

Foot-and-mouth disease in Kinmen
On April 23 two more cows on the farm tested positive for the disease and council staff took blood and pharyngeal fluid specimens from 15 others to test. The results released on Friday last week showed one of the 15 tested positive for the disease and ...
Taipei Times - Fri, 08 May 2015 09:01



My Conversation With Sleep Apnea Expert Richard Schwab
The other big consequence of sleep apnea is the association with cardiovascular diseases. Sleep apnea can be associated with high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrhythmia, and heart ... The anatomy of the pharynx is very important in ...
Huffington Post - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:27



Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection Does Not Lead to Clinical Aggravation in ...
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects various organs, characterized by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein and by complex polymicrobial communities within the lower respiratory tract. The ...
Lung Disease News - Mon, 04 May 2015 05:01

Prevalence and impact of Streptococcus pneumoniae in adult cystic fibrosis ...
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important respiratory pathogen that has been implicated in several respiratory diseases including otitis media, pneumonia and sinusitis [1]. The prevalence of pneumococcal nasal-pharyngeal asymptomatic colonization in the ...
BMC Blogs Network - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:52



Black Young Gay Men From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely To Contract HIV
... specifically, urethral and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia, pharyngeal gonorrhea as well as syphilis serology; and to determine the extent to which physical, relational, and psychosocial factors explain STI acquisition as part of the syndemic model ...
Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog) - Fri, 22 May 2015 03:41


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