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Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers.
Bariatric Surgery Now an Option for Transplant Patients Trying to Get on the Waiting List
Many with kidney disease and a BMI higher than 30 cannot get onto the transplant waiting list. Houston Methodist surgeon Dr. Vadim Sherman has begun performing bariatric surgery on these patients; a risky procedure for people on dialysis.
Hepatitis C Treatment Breakthroughs, Advances in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for C. difficile, Drug-Induced Liver ...
Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C (HCV) therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are among the highlights of ACG 2014 ...
HCV treatment breakthroughs highlighted at ACG 2014
( American College of Gastroenterology ) Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are ...
Bone-marrow transplant teenager: 'I feel angry that my community let me down'
A teenager denied a life-saving bone marrow transplant speaks out against the shortage of ethnic minority volunteers. Antonia Hoyle reports
Teen Saved by Transplant, Killed by Superbug
Once known only as "patient number 19," Troy Stulen is emerging as the face of a mysterious superbug outbreak.
Chimerix's Brincidofovir Shows Potential Survival Benefit in Adenovirus Infection
DURHAM, N.C. -- Chimerix, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced today preliminary data for its investigational antiviral brincidofovir ...
Iraqi national successfully undergoes mechanical heart transplant
A 29-year old Iraqi national successfully underwent a mechanical heart transplant at a Indian hospital after being diagnosed with severe left ventricular dysfunction, one of the most prominent reasons for sudden cardiac death.
Common Viral Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients Increases Risk of Developing Donor-Specific Antibodies
* Among kidney transplant recipients, persistent infection with BK virus does not have a negative immediate-term impact on patient or kidney survival, but infected patients are more likely to develop antibodies against their kidney transplants. * Such donor-specific antibodies are known to be detrimental to the survival of transplanted organs.
Strong immune system can give long life
While we are thankful that Nigeria has not recorded a new case of the Ebola Virus Disease in the last few weeks — and, hopefully, won’t — we must not lose sight of one thing: those who survived the deadly infection have one thing in common, and that is a very sound immune system. Listening... [Read More...]