Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter...
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CONCLUSION: The benefit of long-term systemic antibiotic prophylaxis in the majority of burn patients is not evident. Mild infections in stable clinical conditions should be closely monitored, while in severe infections, international sepsis guidelines and the Tarragona principle are recommended. PMID: 30763978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir Source Type: research
Authors: Placinta IA, España-Gregori E, Rodrigo-Hernández A, Martínez-Rubio C, Safont-Albert J, Bort-Martí MÁ Abstract An 80 year-old woman with no relevant medical history, consulted for worsening of right palpebral itching and pain after an insect bite. Her eyelids had areas of laceration due to scratching, which rapidly progressed to fibrinoid necrosis over the first 24hours. Lesions were cultivated, revealing Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was admitted to hospital with the diagnosis of periorbital necrotising fasciitis, in order to receive treatm...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
Abstract Superantigens of Staphylococcus aureus namely enterotoxin A, exfoliative toxin A, and Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 cause detrimental effects on the cells of immune system. In this work, the toxins were downloaded from Protein DataBank database and energy minimized using KoBaMIN server. Forty flavonoids compounds were identified by pubchem compound database through extensive literature study and their 3D structures were obtained by submitting SMILES to CORINA tool. Based on Lipinski's rule of five the molecules were filtered resulting in 27 compounds. Molecular docking was performed for identifying the bin...
Source: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Infect Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a major human pathogen, which is associated with a wide spectrum of invasive diseases, such as pharyngitis, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (S...
Source: BMC Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In case of septic shock associated with diffuse macular exanthema a diagnosis of TSS must be envisaged, particularly in menstruating women. PMID: 30691878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that, due to its ability to suppress toxin production, iclaprim should be effective against severe staphylococcal infections caused by toxin-producing MRSA and VISA strains, especially given its ability to concentrate at sites of infection such as skin and skin structures and the lung. PMID: 30676310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street, died at the age of 53. His diagnosis was toxic shock syndrome/streptococcus pneumonia — a deadly bacterial infection. We were on vacation when we heard the news: The genius who opened the imaginations and hearts of our children… maybe you too… was gone. We […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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(Natural News) Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens in the world. The bacteria have been shown to cause various health problems, including boils, cellulitis, food poisoning, septic arthritis, and toxic shock syndrome, which lead to millions of deaths worldwide. Healthcare professionals often recommend patients suffering from S. aureus infections to take antibiotics. Unfortunately,...
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Anna Norquist, 30, is a former gymnast from Indiana who suddenly developed toxic shock syndrome and has had to have her left leg and right arm amputated in order to save her life.
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Conclusions: SCCmec type IV and the pvl genes were common among the MRSA isolates from the community. The hla gene was found infrequently, but none of the isolates possessed the tst 1 gene. Knowledge of this is important for robust surveillance of such cases from the community in the country.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
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