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The test works by measuring levels of anti-cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and anti-vinculin, 2 biomarkers of post-infectious IBS-D and IBS-M.
38 illnesses documented in seven states; 10 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths reported.
At least 334 people in 47 states have been sickened in Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks.
Possible Escherichia coli contamination has triggered the recall of ground beef products made from chuck that were sold at Publix Super Markets in Florida.
The number of confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants was 507 in 15 states and New York City as of Aug. 23.
The number of confirmed cases of a parasite-caused illness linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix is now 436 in 15 states.
Ritz and Goldfish crackers, Swiss Rolls -- they've all been tied to possible Salmonella contamination through a common ingredient, dry whey powder.
A number of Ritz Crackers products are being recalled due to possible Salmonella risk
A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people in 26 states has been linked to a variety of raw turkey products.
A Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 21 people in five states has been linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.
Health officials say they found Escherichia coli in water at a ziplining facility in Tennessee that has been linked to an outbreak affecting at least 500 people.
A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.
Tainted irrigation water is likely to blame for a 36-state Escherichia coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce that sickened 200 people and caused five deaths.
The CDC has identified an increasing number of Shigella isolates that test within the susceptible range for the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin.
Clinicians debate whether metronidazole should be used as front-line treatment for mild CDI in patients with low risk for complications.
The Kellogg Company has announced it is recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella
The risk of intussusception within 1 to 7 days and 8 to 21 days after rotavirus vaccination was assessed in infants age 28 to 245 days.
31 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date
Isolating Clostridium difficile carriers during an outbreak may not be associated with a significantly shorter outbreak duration.
CDC reports this spring's outbreak of Escherichia coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over.
Doptelet was approved for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a procedure.
The agency took this action after Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC failed to cooperate with the FDA's request to conduct a voluntary recall.
Helicobacter pylori treatment is associated with a reduced rate of metachronous gastric cancer.
Vancomycin is the first liquid oral treatment for C diff-associated diarrhea.
Study aimed to clarify the prevalence of gallbladder diseases, and factors related to gallbladder diseases, and relationships between H pylori infection, gallstones, cholecystitis, and cholecystic polypus.
Study found that many hospitalized infants did not receive rotavirus vaccination before discharge and were no longer age-eligible for vaccination after discharge from the hospital.
Raw flour has been linked to E coli infections in 24 states.
Refractory Helicobacter pylori infection can be successfully treated with goshuyuto and rabeprazole.
Bezlotoxumab, given with antibacterials for Clostridium difficile, could be effective as a preventive treatment for C difficile infection.
Implementation of rotavirus vaccination correlated with a reduction in acute gastroenteritis related hospitalization rates among children.
Liver cancer has become the fastest growing cause of cancer deaths in the Unites States.
Findings indicate that dysbiotic features that are uniquely ME/CFS-associated may be masked by disturbances arising from the high prevalence of IBS co-morbidity in ME/CFS.
The CDC has issued an alert regarding new recommendations for the treatment of Shigella infection.
Researcher found that while Salmonella infections decreased, reported Yersinia, Cryptosporidium, and Shiga toxin-producing E coli infections increased.
Investigators proposed an algorithm to facilitate the decision-making process of clinical care for patients with very early hepatocellular carcinoma.
Acute STEMI accounted for 29.3% of renal transplant recipients admissions.
Outreach strategies doubled the percentage of patients with cirrhosis who underwent ultrasound screening for HCC.
Duodenal mucosa in type 1 diabetes present with disease-specific abnormalities and inflammation, according to researchers.
Frequent enterovirus infection has been linked to type 1 diabetes in children.
Higher rates of both Clostridium difficile- and Campylobacter- positive gastroenteritis were seen in both community and hospital settings.
Risk factors for recurrence were peptic ulcer, contact with infected people, and hospitalization.
FDA has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Avycaz for the addition of new Phase 3 data to the label.
For patients with NAFLD, physical activity might lower intrahepatic lipid content and markers of hepatocellular injury.
The burden of moderate-to-severe diarrhea on developing countries has been underestimated by previous research.
Rutgers University researchers examined the reality of the famed 5 second rule.
Antibiotic resistance to Salmonella is a serious concern for public health and clinical providers.
The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System is the only source of national information on antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens.
Eradication rates similar in areas with high resistance to clarithromycin.
Resistance to antimicrobial drugs up in all shigellosis clusters among men who have sex with men.
Tighter clustering of controls versus wider clustering of cases in UniFrac principal coordinate analysis.
All regimens should be given for 14 days; first-line strategies include quadruple therapies PAMC, PMBT.
Microbiological causes of protracted diarrhea include detectable parasitic and bacterial pathogens.
The consent decree was sought after the US Food and Drug Administration documented what they termed in a prepared statement as "serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and of Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for foods."
Infection also linked to higher triglycerides, fasting blood glucose, BMI, HOMA-IR, systolic BP, lower HDL.
Questions linger about which bacteria are helpful and which are harmful.
Gastrointestinal microbiome diversity linked to infections for patients undergoing induction chemo.
Gut dysbiosis in patients with RA may result from the overabundance of certain bacterial lineages.
Findings from two separate studies.
NEC risk not increased for RBC-transfused very low-birth-weight infants versus nontransfused.
Cases caused by Chinese herbal medicine have more hepatocellular injury and higher mortality.
Exposure to vaginal fluid at birth partially restores microbiota during first 30 days of life.
The ACP has released clinical guidelines for the evaluation of hematuria and referral practices.
Vaginal birth and breastfeeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula.
Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months.
Probiotics did not help prevent or eliminate gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) vs. standard care, researchers presented.
Greens are washed by commercial processes before they head to the grocery store. But these methods, which can include water and bleach rinses or irradiation, are not completely effective.
Delphi method can be used to extrapolate externally developed referral guidelines for local implementation.
Experts urge care with bleach, bug spray, gasoline, and picnic foods.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin).
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