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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:43:49 -0400
People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to certain antibiotics, according to a study presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:28:18 -0400
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zejula (niraparib) for the maintenance treatment (intended to delay cancer growth) of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, whose tumors have completely or partially shrunk (complete or partial response, respectively) in response to platinum-based chemotherapy.
Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:16:39 -0400
Smokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions, surgical site infections and blood clots if they were enrolled in a smoking cessation program prior to surgery, according to preliminary new research that needs to be confirmed by larger studies.
New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:35:34 -0400
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:43:02 -0400
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition.
Value of cranberries in prevention of urinary infections is disproved
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:34:00 -0400
A study conducted by Yale University has shown that cranberries do not reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the presence of microbial pathogens within the kidneys, bladder or urethra and is considered to be the most common bacterial infection.
Cranberry capsules do not help in reducing UTI among older women, study finds
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:27:49 -0400
Among older women residing in nursing homes, administration of cranberry capsules compared with placebo resulted in no significant difference in presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria (presence of bacteria and white blood cells in the urine, a sign of urinary tract infection [UTI]), or in the number of episodes of UTIs over l year, according to a study published online by JAMA.
Scientists uncover new class of small molecules for fighting urinary tract infection
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:50:56 -0400
This spring, a Pennsylvania woman who developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) became the first patient in the U.S. reported to have a bacterial infection resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort.
Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:07:27 -0400
Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted three simultaneous approvals for the expanded use of Ilaris (canakinumab) to treat three rare and distinct types of Periodic Fever Syndromes.
New less invasive method could detect bacterial infection in young febrile infants
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:37:46 -0400
Physicians from Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a "proof of principle" for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in the bloodstream that can enable clinicians to distinguish bacterial infections from other causes of fever in infants up to two months old.