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New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. (2018-04-04)
An epidemiologic study of microscopic colitis in Turkey
Microscopic colitis is a chronic diarrheal disease with normal colonoscopic but abnormal histopathologic features. (2008-10-07)
Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection, study shows
Dental procedures are an overlooked source of antibiotic prescribing, which is a concern as these medications increase the risk of developing C. difficile, according to an IDWeek study. (2017-10-06)
In India, training informal health-care providers improved quality of care
Training informal health-care providers in India improved the quality of health care they offered to patients in rural regions, a new study reports. (2016-10-06)
Report raises C. diff concerns; yeast-based probiotic shown to help significantly reduce recurrence
C. diff-associated disease, a severe intestinal disease, is the subject of heightened concern in the medical community with the release of a new report by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which revealed a 200 percent increase in potentially fatal diarrheal infections in US hospitals between 2000 and 2005. (2008-04-30)
Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth
Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-01-15)
Probiotic bacteria can induce monocyte-derived dendritic cells maturation?
Probiotic bacteria are defined as living microorganisms that have beneficial effects on human health. (2008-09-24)
All pooped out -- this is how norovirus does it
Researchers have long sought to identify the cells in the gut that are susceptible to infection by norovirus, the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide -- and now one team has pinpointed the type of cell that falls victim. (2018-04-12)
'Gut'-throat competition: Research on digestive tract bacteria yields surprising findings
From tiny villages in developing nations to suburban kitchens in the United States, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year - and kill untold numbers of children. (2012-05-10)
Comparison of fecal transplant using capsule vs. colonoscopy to prevent Clostridium difficile infection
Fecal transplant administered by swallowing a capsule was no worse than transplant using colonoscopy to reduce the risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile. (2017-11-28)
Inflammation awakens sleepers
The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. (2017-03-29)
Tiny gels sop up intestinal toxins
Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. (2018-03-20)
Saliva plays a role in the body's defense against traveler's diarrhea
Researchers have identified a protein in saliva (histatin-5) that protects the body from traveler's diarrhea. (2018-03-08)
New study reveals probiotics do not help children with intestinal infections
Probiotics are a multibillion-dollar industry with marketing claims of being an effective treatment for a multitude of ailments, including diarrhea. (2018-11-21)
Copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves performance and health
Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that including copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves growth performance and reduces diarrhea. (2018-01-29)
Reverse genetics for rotavirus
Osaka University scientists generate a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses. (2017-02-24)
Blood type affects severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli
A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with 'travelers' diarrhea' and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A. (2018-05-17)
Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus
A major US study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2018-11-21)
Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids
Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US, thus saving an estimated $1.2 billion in direct medical costs. (2017-08-10)
Rotavirus vaccination in infants and young children
Rotaviruses (RV) are the commonest cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. (2017-05-22)
Probiotic no better than placebo for acute gastroenteritis in children
While probiotics are often used to treat acute gastroenteritis (also known as infectious diarrhea) in children, the latest evidence shows no significant differences in outcomes, compared to a placebo. (2018-11-21)
Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug
A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years. (2019-02-04)
IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treat
New tests provide more detailed information about organisms associated with infectious diarrhea, but may require infectious disease expertise to interpret them. (2017-10-19)
Study ranks safety, effectiveness of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer's
A new study ranking the safety and effectiveness of four drugs taken to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods, found that donepezil was most likely to effectively improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease. (2017-09-29)
Paper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves
Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, suggests a new study co-written by University of Illinois veterinary medicine dean Peter Constable; Florian M. (2017-08-18)
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea especially in newborn piglets and spreads quickly across farms. (2017-08-18)
Chemotherapy-induced diarrhea traced to immune cells
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that immune cells called macrophages can trigger smooth muscle contractions in the intestinal tract, independent of nerve cells. (2018-06-26)
New pig virus found to be a potential threat to humans
A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about the potential for outbreaks that threaten human and animal health. (2018-05-14)
Unraveling the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease
A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers. (2018-04-02)
Fast-acting antidote in sight for cholera epidemics
Groundbreaking discoveries regarding the onset of cholera are paving the way for a future, fast-acting antidote for cholera epidemics, according to research published in the journals PLOS Pathogens and ACS Infectious Disease. (2018-03-19)
Drug does not reduce digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis
In an article appearing in the May 10, 2016 issue of JAMA, Dinesh Khanna, M.D., of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program, Ann Arbor, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis. (2016-05-10)
Shared sanitation facilities and risk of diarrhea in children
Sharing a sanitation facility between households can be linked to increased risk of moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) in children under 5 y at some sites, according to Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) study findings published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2016-05-03)
Zinc's negative effects on mineral digestibility can be mitigated, study shows
Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown that a common strategy for reducing postweaning digestive problems in pigs may have negative effects on calcium and phosphorus digestibility, and are suggesting management practices to counteract the effects. (2017-06-01)
Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probiotics
In an unexpected research finding infections with the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, worsened in mice that had been given a probiotic. (2018-08-31)
Cedars-Sinai research identifies gut gas linked to diarrhea
Cedars-Sinai investigators have for the first time identified a gas produced in gut that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with two common intestinal illnesses -- small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (2018-06-05)
Cluster of factors could help predict C. diff
A cluster of factors may help predict which patients are likely to develop Clostridioides difficile, a potentially life-threatening disease commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff, a new study has found. (2018-10-24)
New therapeutic strategy to prevent gastrointestinal disease
In a study published in Nature Medicine, the researchers report new evidence suggesting that specifically targeting MLCK1 may be effective in both preventing and treating gastrointestinal disease by preserving and restoring barrier function, respectively. (2019-04-01)
Widely used public health surveys may underestimate global burden of childhood diarrhea
Public health surveys used in as many as 90 countries may be missing the number of recent diarrhea episodes among children by asking parents and caregivers to recall events two weeks versus one week out, suggests a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-04-03)
Report finds inequity may slow progress in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths
A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70% of the global pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in children under five. (2018-11-08)
Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages
A simple, affordable household filtration device can reduce the incidence of diarrhea, one of the leading causes of disease and death in developing countries, by up to 40 percent, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown. (2007-03-19)
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