Items Tagged ‘#bacterial infections’

July 19, 2023

Mayo Clinic scientists cracking the genetic code of disease-causing bacterial species to improve patient outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic scientists are building an expansive library of DNA blueprints of disease-causing bacterial species. The unique collection of genomic sequences is serving as a reference database to help doctors provide rapid and precise diagnoses and pinpoint targeted treatments to potentially improve patient outcomes.

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Tags: #bacterial infections, Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, genomics

May 9, 2022

Mayo patient with life-threatening multidrug-resistant infection treated with experimental phage therapy combined with surgery  

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mark Pearce, 61, was facing a possible limb amputation, even death, when a multidrug-resistant bacterial infection within his prosthetic hip replacement device started raging in his bloodstream. With his fever soaring to more than 105 degrees, Mark was taken by ambulance, that day in spring of 2020, to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. 

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Tags: #bacterial infections, bacteria, bacteriophage therapy, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Gina Suh, Dr. Mark Pagnano, genomics, individualized medicine, infectious disease, personalized medicine, phage therapy

May 26, 2020

Transplant: Research Makes More Organs Count

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sara Nick/ Discovery’s Edge Several years ago, a surgeon checked on his patient and was pleased to find her sipping hot coffee in her hospital bed just one day after a lung transplant. If he was looking for a sign that the operation went well, he found it that morning. Delight turned to devastation […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #kidney transplant, Genetic Testing, Genetics, organ transplant

May 28, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph aureus, to determine if an outbreak is occurring. This common bacterium that has plagued health […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Dr. Nick Chia, Dr. Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Staphylococcus aureus, whole genome sequencing

May 5, 2017

IM Conference: How your microbiome – the bacteria inside you – impacts your health

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

We each have our own unique microbial habitat – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome. Investigators in the rapidly growing field of microbiome research are beginning to understand why changes in our microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. These discoveries are already making […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #microbes, center for individualized medicine, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome, personalized medicine

August 19, 2016

Gut Bacteria Can Predict Treatment Response and Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Some patients with C. difficile do not benefit from standard therapy and the condition frequently comes back. Now researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have new […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #C. diff., #CIMCon16, bacteria, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Clostridium Difficile, Dr. Purna Kashyap, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, microbiome, Precision Medicine

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