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NIH awards $4.9 million for study of polymyxin B treatment

August 2, 2015

The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded nearly $4.9 million in funding toward the development of optimal polymyxin B treatments in critically ill patients, according to a press release.

Led by Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, researchers from Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Sinai Grace Hospital at Detroit Medical Center, the University of North Carolina and Monash University, Australia, will work with gram-negative bacteria susceptible only to polymyxin B. Their goal is to define optimal dosage regimens to minimize the effect of nephrotoxicity, while developing a therapeutic drug monitoring system to assist physicians giving the treatment.

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Certain background infections may play etiologic role in CAP

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Chronic HBV prevalent among non-high-risk populations across world

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HBV reactivation unlikely after biologic treatment for rheumatic diseases, inflammatory bowel disease

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HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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