Probiotics help reduce risk of asthma in children

(Natural News) To say that all kinds of bacteria do more harm than good is to do these microorganisms an injustice. Yes, horror stories of how bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can enter bones, joints, lungs and heart valves and have fatal results. Meningitis, which can deteriorate to brain damage, even death, comes from bacteria, viruses and...
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Source: Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Clinical Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2019Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Sophia HäfnerAbstractArticle highlight based on “VraSR has an important role in immune evasion of Staphylococcus aureus with low level vancomycin resistance" by Caihong Gao et al.
Source: Microbes and Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Renaud Louis, Nicolas Bougard, Françoise Guissard, Virginie Paulus, Monique Henket, Florence SchleichAbstractBackgroundMethacholine bronchial challenge and bronchodilation to salbutamol are key tests in clinical practice to make asthma diagnosis.ObjectiveTo assess the concordance between the two tests and to see whether they actually identify the same population of asthmaticsMethodWe conducted a retrospective study using our asthma clinic database to see how methacholine bronchial challen...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe trial demonstrated a favorable safety profile of the SQ HDM SLIT-tablet in Japanese adult patients with AA. The treatment appeared to be efficacious in patients requiring rescue medication (i.e., SABA) at baseline in the efficacy assessment using asthma exacerbation during ICS reduction (JapicCTI number 121847).
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionCRS is associated with an increased incidence of asthma, AMI, stroke, anxiety disorder, and depression. Therefore, we suggest that clinicians should monitor CRS patients carefully, and optimize management as a means to potentially decrease these other associated comorbid conditions.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
C-section babies pick up more hospital bacteria than those born vaginally, research showsBabies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those delivered vaginally, the most comprehensive study to date on the baby microbiome has found.The study showed that babies born vaginally pick up most of their initial dose of bacteria from their mother, while C-section babies have more bugs linked to hospital environments, including strains that demonstrate antimicrobial resistance. The findings could explain the higher prevalence of asthma, allergies and other immune conditions in babies born by caesarean.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Childbirth Science Immunology Asthma & wellbeing Medical research Society Children Source Type: news
Abstract One of the foremost challenges of drug discovery in any therapeutic area is that of solidifying the correlation between in vitro activity and clinical efficacy. Between these is the confirmation that affecting a particular target in vivo will lead to a therapeutic benefit. In antibacterial drug discovery, there is a key advantage from the start, since the targets are bacteria-therefore, it is simple to ascertain in vitro whether a drug has the desired effect, i.e., bacterial cell inhibition or killing, and to understand the mechanism by which that occurs. The downstream criteria, whether a compound reache...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
Abstract One of the largest concerns in public health is the continual emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens. The resistance of bacterial pathogens to specific drugs presents a significant problem because it severely limits treatment options. Staphylococcus aureus is a particularly problematic pathogen that is prevalent in human and animal populations. Data on this bacterium have shown that S. aureus is capable of invading different types of host cells, suggesting that multiple mechanisms are behind its ability to thwart a host immune system and evade the toxicity of some antibiotics. S. aureus prod...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
This study employs a low-cost, commercially available screen printed electrode modified with an agarose-based hydrogel deposit to monitor bacterial growth using the techniques of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) giving rise to a new approach to measuring susceptibility. Susceptible and drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains were deposited onto agarose gel modified electrodes which contained clinically important antibiotics to establish growth profiles for each bacterial strain and monitor the influence of the antibiotic on bacterial growth. The results show that S....
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Abbott Laboratories is bringing two of its pediatric devices in the cardiology space to Europe. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has received CE mark for both the Masters HP 15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve and the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder. The Masters valve is the world's smallest mechanical heart valve and allows doctors to treat babies and toddlers in need of a mitral or aortic heart valve replacement. Until Abbott's device, surgeons could only use a range of larger-sized valves to replace a pediatric heart valve that could not be repaired, which could result in improper fit and complications. The Masters pediat...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
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