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New MRI Technique Measures Brain Structure and Function to Diagnose or Rule Out Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 7:44pm The importance of this study should not be underestimated. The ability to rule in (diagnose), or rule out, Alzheimer's disease is critical. A person could present with dementia like symptoms but be suffering from an illness or disease that can be treated. Alzheimer's Reading Room Doctor often diagnose Alzheimer's without an MRI, and mo ... Read on »
What is Bacterial Meningitis? An Overview of this Killer Disease and How to Protect your Children against It by Dr. Lawrence Kindo Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 10:07pm Bacterial meningitis is not a simple disease that can easily be cured by the usual antibiotics you purchase over the counter. The patient will need hospitalization and strong intravenous antibiotics to fight the disease and prevent complications. If the patient does not receive prompt medical attention, he could suffer fr ... Read on »
Interleukin-10 may help prevent brain damage from meningitis by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 12:00am CHLA.org - Recent studies suggest a new role for the natural cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10)in helping to prevent brain damage from meningitis. The bacterium Escherichia coli K1 is the most common cause of meningitis in premature infants an ... Read on »
What’s the truth about the fungal meningitis outbreak in the US by rita359 Posted Tue 30 Oct 2012 6:26pm With the worrying news of the growing number of people in the US affected by the meningitis outbreak caused by steroid shots people had received for relieving back pain, here is some more information about this dangerous illness. The bad news is that over 300 people have been infected and more than 20 have unfortunately died from it . The p ... Read on »
Gene link to meningitis infection by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 3:15am By Emma Wilkinson Health reporter, BBC News A set of genes which renders people more prone to meningitis has been pinpointed by researchers. The international team compared DNA from 1,400 people with bacterial meningitis and 6,000 healthy individuals, Nature Genetics reports. Meningitis is a major cau ... Read on »
Meningitis Defeated? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:32pm In one of the most significant advances in a decade, researchers say they have obtained powerful immune responses in 150 infants on whom the vaccine was tested, suggesting that it would be pro-active in defeating the group B type of the disease. An effective vaccine against meningitis B could virtually eliminate the devastating bacterial infec ... Read on »
Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report by HealthFinder Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Toll now stands at 24 dead, 317 sickened in 17 states, CDC says. By Steven Reinberg and Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporters ... Read on »
Bacteria Found in Other Products Made by Company at Center of Meningitis Outbreak: FDA by HealthFinder Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Massachusetts also tightens regulation of specialty pharmacies like New England Compounding Center. By Steven Reinberg and Margaret S ... Read on »
'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA by HealthFinder Posted Sat 27 Oct 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections. By Steven Reinberg and Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporters ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Aseptic meningitis associated with use of Lamictal (lamotrigine) by FDA Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 9:36am Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary Safety Announcement [08-12-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that Lamictal (lamotrigine)†, a medication commonly used for seizures in childr ... Read on »