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Gen-Probe Inc., AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test, AccuProbe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Cultur by FDA Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 3:55pm [Posted 03/17/2011] AUDIENCE: Laboratory, Infectious Disease, Health Professional ISSUE: The affected kits may contain tube components that are partially empty or empty of solution. Possible false-negative results may occur.  This may cause serious adverse consequences and/or death. See the Recall Notice fo ... Read on »
What is Mycobaterium Avium Complex (MAC)? by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Mycobacterium is a type particularly strong organism that has been known to cause tuberculosis leprosy and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). There are two main classifications of Mycobaterium: fast-growing and slow-growing. Mycobaterium are primarily found in water and food. Even water that has been disinfected with chlorine can still harbo ... Read on »
Opportunistic Infections in Developing Nations: A World Away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm In the United States and other developed nations, for many people, AIDS has become a manageable disease. With adequate care and lots of medication, HIV positive individuals can live with relatively few serious complications for a long time. In the US, 71% of HIV-infected individuals have at least started HAART therapy, decreasing deaths per infecte ... Read on »
Opportunistic Infections in Developing Nations: A World Away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 Aug 2008 8:13am In the United States and other developed nations, for many people, AIDS has become a manageable disease. With adequate care and lots of medication, HIV positive individuals can live with relatively few serious complications for a long time. In the US, 71% of HIV-infected individuals have at least started HAART therapy, decreasing deaths per infec ... Read on »
Class I Medical Device Recall: Gen-Probe Inc., AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test, AccuProbe Mycobacter by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 12:00am Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: December 30, 2008 Products: Product #1: AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test Product #2: AccuProbe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Culture Identification Test Product #3: AccuProbe Mycobacterium Avium Complex Culture Identification ... Read on »
Interview with Dr. Thrasher Part Two by Andrea Fabry Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:07pm This is a continuation of my discussion with toxicologist Dr. Jack Thrasher. The terminology is difficult but the point is clear. Mold is dangerous. In addition, the bacteria associated with indoor air contamination is dangerous. This is what sets Dr. Thrasher apart in my mind. The bacteria issue is rarely addressed when discussing mold. 3. Ca ... Read on »
Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Apr 2009 12:18pm This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV A Conversation With Dr. Donald Kotler and Patient Activist Nelson Vergel April 2009 From TheBody.com Body shape changes are some of the most frustrating complications of HIV and HIV medications. Whether it's the loss of cheeks or the sudden swollen midsection, ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
To My Friends with CF and who have had Transplants by Nancy Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm Please read this article, I had no idea showering was putting me at risk and you may not either. Nancy Study: ShowerheadsMay Deliver Blast of Bacteria By Denise Mann If the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho scared you, here's another reason to scream: A new study says that potentially disease-causing germs can get trapped in sho ... Read on »
Of Bugs and Blessings by Piper Beatty Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 10:26am Okay, seriously, I think something out there is mocking me for complaining about not really having much to write about on the CF/transplant front lately. And when I say "mocking," what I really mean is "trying to drive me insane." Because there has been A LOT going on here in the past couple of days. And while it's mostly not what I would call pa ... Read on »