Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Proportion of increased-risk deceased organ donors on rise

(HealthDay)—Among deceased organ donors, there has been an increase in the proportion at increased risk for transmitting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV to recipients, according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quick identification of multidrug-resistant pathogens

If doctors diagnose a patient with blood poisoning, the patient will immediately be administered a broad-spectrum antibiotic. In many cases, however, the drug is ineffective. Multidrug-resistant pathogens are often the reason ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved drug combinations to combat the antibiotics crisis

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic-resistant pathogens could soon become one of the most dramatic threats to public health. While the arsenal of effective antibacterial drugs shrinks further, the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug target emerges for a dangerous fungal pathogen

Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen usually affecting immunocompromised patients, particularly AIDS and organ transplant patients, and is one that can be lethal. Current treatments against cryptococcosis are often ...

Medications

Treatments better than antibiotics needed now

New Zealanders should not be complacent because we have fewer antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens than elsewhere in the world, a University of Otago expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers sniffing out factors affecting staph germs

An NAU professor and a team of researchers are seeking to better understand staph bacteria, information that could lead to reductions of the potentially lethal pathogen.

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