Tag Archives: Infection

Busting Up the Infection Cycle of Hepatitis B

Researchers at the University of Delaware, using supercomputing resources and collaborating with scientists at Indiana University, have gained new understanding of the virus that causes hepatitis B and the “spiky ball” that encloses the virus’s genetic blueprint. The research, which has been published online, ahead of print, by the American Chemical Association journal ACS Chemical… Read More »

What antibiotics is best for chest infection

Systemic corticosteroids achieve this goal by resolving bronchoconstriction and airway inflammation significantly faster than placebo, both in patients hospitalized with exacerbations 82 – 84 and in outpatients. Allergies Allergies. The average age was about 35 to 45 years, and all studies enrolled cigarette smokers unless they had chronic bronchitis. Taking care of yourself at home… Read More »

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

Oral human papillomavirus infection

Bonnez W. Papillomaviruses. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Updated Edition. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 146. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. HPV and oropharyngeal cancer. Updated March 14, 2018. www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/basic_info/hpv_oropharyngeal.htm. Accessed November 28, 2018. Fakhry C, Gourin CG.… Read More »

Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

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