Combination therapy with levofloxacin and cefepime to treat severe respiratory infection due to Aeromonas caviae after a near-drowning accident in river water - Maeda A, Nakajima Y, Yanagisawa K, Sugimoto T, Harano K, Kaki Y, Sasaki J, Dohi K, Hayashi M.
BACKGROUND: Aeromonas spp. are gram-negative anaerobic rods that are mainly found in water. Respiratory infections due to Aeromonas sp. are rare but have a high mortality rate. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old man fell into a river following an automobile ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Scientists discover the origin of a microbial infection with lethal effects
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) When the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila penetrates the organism through a tissue it gives rise to necrotizing fasciitis, a serious infection that attacks the tissues and in a few hours can even lead to the death of the patient. URV researchers have discovered why it can have lethal consequences, which makes it possible to find effective treatments to attack the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Near-drowning associated Aeromonas pneumonia - Fouquet H, Guimas M, Teulier S, Testaert H, Bergot E, Reviron-Rabec L.
INTRODUCTION: Aeromonas pneumonia associated with near-drowning, though uncommon, is serious and a major morbidity factor for patients. CLINICAL CASE: A healthy 30-year-old man nearly drowned in a pound. He was admitted to the medical intensive care unit a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Diagnosis of drowning by detecting gyrB and 16S rRNA genes of Aeromonas hydrophila using PCR-capillary electrophoresis - Mai BS, Xu QY, Liu C, Zhao J, Han YL.
OBJECTIVE: To establish a method for diagnosis of freshwater drowning by amplifying gyrB and 16S rRNA genes of Aeromonas hydrophila using PCR coupled with capillary electrophoresis (CE). METHODS: DNA samples were extracted from human, 18 planktons ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Creepy Crawlie Therapy?
Discussion Humans are only one species among the multitudes that inhabit the earth. While many species are used by humans for food, clothing or shelter, as a higher evolved organism, humans are particularly aware of other species that move as they could be a potential predator or cause injury. This wariness is protective, but moving animal species can be domesticated (e.g. dogs, horses), farmed (e.g. cattle, goats) or harvested (e.g. fish, silk) for human use for food, clothing or shelter and also for medicinal use. Learning Point Medical leeches have been used since ancient times. The most commonly used leech is Hirudo me...
Source: - October 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Bacterial protein serves as sensor
A method capable of precisely measuring the size of individual molecules has been developed by scientists. To do this, the researchers used the protein aerolysin from the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila instead of the protein previously used for this purpose, alpha-hemolysin from the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news