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Article ID: 597924

A Rapid Test for Fungus That Caused Injection Deaths Is Announced

Rutgers University

A rapid detection assay has been developed to Exserhilum rostratum, the fungus primarily responsible for 39 deaths among patients injected last year with a contaminated steroid medication. The test can be used both for patient samples and for detection of contamination in lots of medication.

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Article ID: 595289

Report Details How the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Evolved and the Complexities of Providing Treatments

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the number of fungal meningitis cases continues to rise, physicians across the country are faced with how best to provide the early treatment that can save lives. A University of Michigan Health System infectious disease expert is the lead author of a New England Journal of Medicine report detailing how the outbreak evolved and the complexities of providing anti-fungal treatments.

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24-Oct-2012 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 595246

George Washington University Experts Available to Comment on the Meningitis and Pharmaceutical Regulatory Problems

George Washington University

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23-Oct-2012 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 595078

Expert: Fungus at Heart of Meningitis Outbreak Rarely a Threat

Cornell University

Kathie Hodge, an associate professor of mycology, teaches medical and veterinary mycology and is an expert on the biodiversity of fungi. She comments on the fungus Exserohilum, the main culprit in the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated medication that has claimed 42 lives and sickened almost 250 people in the United States.

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18-Oct-2012 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 594872

Expert Physicians Address Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Four experts in anesthesiology, infectious disease and pain medicine discussed the recent U.S. meningitis outbreak in the Late-Breaking Education Panel, “The Fungal Meningitis Crisis,” on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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15-Oct-2012 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 594789

UMDNJ Expert Available on the Fungus Aspergillus

Rutgers University

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11-Oct-2012 11:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 594677

U-M Experts Available to Address Meningitis, Pharmaceutical Regulations

University of Michigan

There are now more than 100 confirmed cases and eight deaths from a national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The steroid manufacturer, the New England Compounding Center, has issued a recall while health officials determine how many people may have received the injections for back pain. Nine states have reported cases and 23 received the recalled product.

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9-Oct-2012 3:45 PM EDT
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