Infectious Diseases

Predictive Panel Detects Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients With Leukemia

Predictive Panel Detects Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients With Leukemia

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A team of researchers discovered a method for early detection of aspergillosis, a potentially deadly fungal infection, in patients whose disease or treatment involves immune system suppression.

UV Light Robots Cut C. Difficile Transmissions by 25% on Cancer Patient Floors

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New research from infection control specialists found that UV robots helped reduce transmission rates of Clostridium difficile. The intervention also saved approximately $150,000 in annual direct medical costs.

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma.

Monitoring the Microbiome in Leukemia Patients Could Reduce Infections During Chemotherapy

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A patient's microbial diversity, even before they start cancer treatment, can be linked to risk of infection during induction chemotherapy.

Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

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This review discusses common risk factors, treatment, and preventive measures for aspergillosis in hematopoietic stem transplantation recipients.

New antifungal is as effective as existing drugs and with fewer adverse events

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A newly developed antifungal has proved as effective against invasive mold disease in cancer patients as the standardly used drug, voriconazole, with fewer side effects.

Recurrent mouth and throat cancers less deadly when caused by HPV

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People with late-stage cancer at the back of the mouth or throat that recurs after chemotherapy and radiation treatment are twice as likely to be alive 2 years later if their cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus.

Higher liver cancer rates in men explained by males-only HBV mutation

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A team of researchers has identified a novel mutation in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Korea that appears only in men and could help explain why HBV-infected men are roughly five times more likely than HBV-infected women to develop liver cancer.

Some types of papilloma virus might prevent cervical cancer

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Certain types of papillomavirus might actually prevent cervical cancer, according to a new study. More than 100 different types of HPV are known, and approximately 14 "high-risk" HPV types are known to cause cervical cancer.

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