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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)
Umbralisib shows early promise for patients with marginal zone lymphoma
The investigational therapeutic umbralisib, which targets the molecule PI3K-delta, was well tolerated and highly active in patients with relapsed/refractory marginal zone lymphoma, according to early results from the UNITY-NHL phase II clinical trial, which were presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-01)
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)
Edible antibodies to treat and prevent gastrointestinal disorders
Therapeutic antibodies are increasingly being used in the clinic for the treatment of various diseases. (2019-04-01)
Lowering lactose and carbs in milk does not help severely malnourished children
Treating hospitalized, severely malnourished children with a lactose-free, reduced-carbohydrate milk formula does not improve clinical outcomes, according to a study published Feb. (2019-02-26)
Google translates doctor's orders into Spanish and Chinese with few significant errors
In multicultural areas like San Francisco, doctors are increasingly looking to Google Translate to provide written instructions their patients can take home, so they stand a better chance of following medical advice. (2019-02-25)
Tracking cholera in a drop of blood
A multi-institutional, international team of researchers has developed a method that identifies individuals recently infected with Vibrio cholerae O1. (2019-02-20)
New tool for tracking cholera outbreaks could make it easier to detect deadly epidemics
Algorithms using data from antibody signatures in peoples' blood may enable scientists to assess the size of cholera outbreaks and identify hotspots of cholera transmission more accurately than ever, according to a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-02-20)
UBC researchers develop diagnostic tool for detecting cryptosporidium
Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers in the School of Engineering have developed a novel low-cost technique that quickly and accurately detects cryptosporidium contamination in water samples. (2019-02-14)
See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough
University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms of their disorder: gastrointestinal distress. (2019-02-06)
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)
Researchers create algorithm to predict PEDV outbreaks
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks. (2019-01-24)
Study examines drug treatments for newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy
Neonatal abstinence syndrome describes symptoms (including jitteriness, high-pitched crying, sweating and diarrhea) that primarily occur in newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy. (2019-01-22)
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)
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)
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)
New study sheds light on norovirus outbreaks, may help efforts to develop a vaccine
Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely to make people seriously ill, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. (2018-11-15)
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)
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)
Multi-strain probiotic reduces chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea [ESMO 2018 Press Release]
A high concentration of multi-strain probiotic helps to reduce mild to moderate episodes of chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea (CID) in cancer patients, according to results of a phase II/III study in India. (2018-10-22)
With a microbe-produced toxin, bacteria prove old dogs can learn new tricks
In the ongoing chemical battles among bacteria and their microbial neighbors, a new toxin has been uncovered. (2018-10-18)
University of Guelph researcher develops 3-in-1 vaccine against traveller's diarrhea
A U of G Prof. has discovered a novel approach to developing a first-ever vaccine for three common pathogens that cause traveller's diarrhea and kill more than 100,000 children living in developing countries each year. (2018-10-10)
Unseen infections harming world's children, research reveals
Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new research from an international coalition of scientists reveals. (2018-10-09)
Researchers seek vaccine for 'traveler's diarrhea'
A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. (2018-09-25)
Discomfort or death? New study maps hot spots of child mortality from diarrhea in Africa
New high-resolution maps pinpoint areas across Africa with concentrations of child deaths from diarrhea and show uneven progress over 15 years to mitigate the problem. (2018-09-19)
How bad bacteria gain an edge in the gut
The bacterium Clostridium difficile, which is responsible for the majority of antibiotic-associated diarrhea outbreaks worldwide, produces a unique compound called p-cresol to gain a competitive advantage over natural protective gut bacteria. (2018-09-11)
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)
Guidance for preventing C. difficile in neonatal intensive care
Newborns require special diagnosis and treatment considerations for an infectious diarrhea known as Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection, according to a new evidence-based white paper published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (2018-08-30)
Role of oral microbiota in the severity of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis
At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, Kai Soo Tan, National University of Singapore, gave a oral presentation titled 'Role of Oral Microbiota in the Severity of Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis.' (2018-07-26)
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)
WSU researchers establish new tool to study Cryptosporidium in healthy tissues
Washington State University researchers have developed a new approach for studying Cryptosporidium, a waterborne gastrointestinal parasite now recognized as one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening diarrheal disease in young children worldwide. (2018-06-25)
Newly-approved therapy provides improved quality of life for midgut neuroendocrine tumor patients
The Journal of Clinical Oncology published new data from the NETTER-1 clinical trial highlighting the impact of Lutathera on patients' quality of life. (2018-06-12)
Bacteriophages offer promising alternative to antibiotics
Results from a new clinical study have confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut. (2018-06-10)
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)
Unnecessary antibiotic use in asthma exacerbations may increase hospital stay, costs
Administering antibiotics to adults hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation without any documented indication of lung infection appears to lengthen hospital stay, increase cost and result in increased risk for antibiotic-related diarrhea, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. (2018-05-22)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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