A BK Virus Real-Time Quantitative AssayA BK Virus Real-Time Quantitative Assay
The authors present a new, highly sensitive, and reliable assay for measuring BK virus loads in plasma and identifying patients at risk of BKV-associated nephropathy. American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of antibiotic following kidney transplantation does not prevent virus infection
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among kidney transplant recipients, a 3-month course of the antibiotic levofloxacin following transplantation did not prevent the major complication known as BK virus from appearing in the urine. The intervention was associated with an increased risk of adverse events such as bacterial resistance, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the American Society of Nephrology's annual Kidney Week meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Designer T Cells Fight Viruses After Transplants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in. Now scientists are developing protection for that risky period — injections of cells specially designed to fend off up to five different viruses at once. MoreNo Streams for You? What Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling Means NBC NewsJessica N. Turner: Moms, Put on That Swimsuit Huffington PostKnow a Debbie Downer? Stop Trying to Cheer Her Up NBC NewsViva! Pope Francis Flaunts Argentina Soccer Jersey NBC NewsUruguay eliminates Italy; Di...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 25, 2014 Category: Science Authors: hannahgoldberg2014 Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Science Source Type: news