Researchers Grow Human Norovirus Culture By Jacquelyn Gray Hoping their discovery will lead to novel treatments, University of Florida researchers have successfully manufactured the human norovirus in a cell culture dish.
Age-related Diseases Don’t Occur Earlier in HIV-infected Patients By Jacquelyn Gray Despite previous research suggesting HIV patients have an increased likelihood of suffering from a heart attack, kidney failure, or cancer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health investigators showed the age they encounter these conditions were similar to their uninfected counterparts.
Diarrhea Superbug Infections Double By Jacquelyn Gray From 2001 to 2010, the infection rate of a particular intestinal "superbug" has doubled, with increases in mortality rates and length of hospital stays reflecting this trend.
DNA Sequencing Could Lead to More Accurate Pneumonia Diagnosis By Jacquelyn Gray A team of researchers at George Washington University has reported that next-generation sequencing of sputum samples taken from patients in the intensive care unit can accurately identify the strain of ventilator-associated pneumonia a patient is infected with.
Triple Therapy for Hepatitis C Infection: Bacterial Infection Risk Rises, Changes By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP Patients who have HCV infection are at high risk for arthralgia, myalgias, pruritus, neuropathy, and decompensated livers. Until recently the sole available treatment was interferon. After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ribavirin, patients who took ribavirin plus interferon responded better. Now, the FDA has approved a small selection of oral antivirals to treat hepatitis C.