Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 7 Issue 43 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Feb-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Feb-2005
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New York City resident diagnosed with rare strain of multi-drug resistant HIV That rapidly progresses to AIDS
A highly resistant strain of rapidly progressive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been diagnosed for the first time in a New York City resident who had not previously undergone antiviral drug treatment, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The strain of three-class antiretroviral-resistant HIV - or 3-DCR HIV - does not respond to three classes of anti-retroviral medication, and also appears to greatly shorten the interval between HIV infection and the onset of AIDS.  more

Two New York City residents diagnosed with rare sexually transmitted infection; same strain found in Europe
Health officials announced today that two New Yorkers have been diagnosed with a rare form of Chlamydia known as lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV. In the past few decades LGV has been uncommon in industrialized nations, although several cases have recently been found in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. To date, the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - which is coordinating a national investigation - has confirmed six recent cases in the United States, including the two announced today, and cases in San Francisco (3) and Atlanta (1). CDC is also investigating other potential cases. The illness appears to have primarily affected gay and bi-sexual men.  more

FDA considers warnings for Elidel and Protopic
Additional investigation into adverse events and malignancies with Novartis’ Elidel and Fujisawa’s Protopic is warranted based on FDA’s review of postmarketing reports, the agency’s drug safety office said.  more


UCF stem cell research may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's disease
A compound similar to the components of DNA may improve the chances that stem cells transplanted from a patient's bone marrow to the brain will take over the functions of damaged cells and help treat Alzheimer's disease and other neurological illnesses.  more

New book for nurses: Advice to prepare for the inevitable
A new book by two Saint Louis University School of Nursing faculty members prepares nurses to do what the public expects – take the lead in caring for them when disaster strikes.  more

Prior caesarean delivery not linked to increased risk of stillbirth
Women with a history of caesarean section deliveries do not have a higher risk of a subsequent stillbirth, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Columbia University.  more

Emory researchers find more evidence for children's growth spurts, pain
The existence of growth spurts and growing pains in children may be perpetually evident to parents, but their cause has lacked scientific explanation. A new study by Emory University anthropologist Michelle Lampl, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison now sheds some light on this childhood phenomena. more

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