Anthrax

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a sickness caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Although anthrax is mostly seen in livestock and wild game, humans can be affected too through contact with sick animals. Anthrax can be passed through open skin wounds, consuming the bacteria, or inhaling it. Symptoms vary from skin sores and nausea to shock. Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, however inhilation of the bacteria is more serious and sometimes fatal.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 484 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Asymmetric dimethylarginine levels in patients with cutaneous anthrax: a laboratory analysis.
 

Author(s): Mahmut Sunnetcioglu, Zafer Mengeloglu, Ali Irfan Baran, Mustafa Karahocagil, Mehmet Tosun, Abdulkadir Kucukbayrak, Mehmet Resat Ceylan, Hayrettin Akdeniz, Cenk Aypak

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Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), the main endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, is considered to be associated with endothelial dysfunction. High ADMA levels have been shown to be related with disorders causing vascular inflammation such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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Special considerations for prophylaxis for and treatment of anthrax in pregnant and postpartum women.
 

Author(s): Dana Meaney-Delman, Marianne E Zotti, Andreea A Creanga, Lara K Misegades, Etobssie Wako, Tracee A Treadwell, Nancy E Messonnier, Denise J Jamieson,

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Feb;20(2):.

 

In August 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, convened a meeting of national subject matter experts to review key clinical elements of anthrax prevention and treatment for pregnant, postpartum, ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014

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Centers for disease control and prevention expert panel meetings on prevention and treatment of anthrax in adults.
 

Author(s): Katherine A Hendricks, Mary E Wright, Sean V Shadomy, John S Bradley, Meredith G Morrow, Andy T Pavia, Ethan Rubinstein, Jon-Erik C Holty, Nancy E Messonnier, Theresa L Smith, Nicki Pesik, Tracee A Treadwell, William A Bower,

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Feb;20(2):.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened panels of anthrax experts to review and update guidelines for anthrax postexposure prophylaxis and treatment. The panels included civilian and military anthrax experts and clinicians with experience treating anthrax patients. ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 50 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Injectional anthrax - new presentation of an old disease.
 

Author(s): T Berger, M Kassirer, A A Aran

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Bacillus anthracis infection (anthrax) has three distinct clinical presentations depending on the route of exposure: cutaneous, gastrointestinal and inhalational anthrax. Each of these can lead to secondary bacteraemia and anthrax meningitis. Since 2009,anthrax has emerged among heroin ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014

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Studies in mice reveal a role for anthrax toxin receptors in matrix metalloproteinase function and extracellular matrix homeostasis.
 

Author(s): Claire Reeves, Pelisa Charles-Horvath, Jan Kitajewski

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The genes encoding Anthrax Toxin Receptors (ANTXRs) were originally identified based on expression in endothelial cells suggesting a role in angiogenesis. The focus of this review is to discuss what has been learned about the physiological roles of these receptors through evaluation ...

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2013

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Anthrax lethal toxin and the induction of CD4 T cell immunity.
 

Author(s): Stephanie Ascough, Rebecca J Ingram, Daniel M Altmann

Journal: Toxins (Basel). 2012 Oct;4(10):878-99.

 

Bacillus anthracis secretes exotoxins which act through several mechanisms including those that can subvert adaptive immunity with respect both to antigen presenting cell and T cell function. The combination of Protective Antigen (PA) and Lethal Factor (LF) forming Lethal Toxin (LT), ...

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Glyburide Advantage in Malignant Edema and Stroke - Remedy Pharmaceuticals
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ischemic Stroke; Malignant Edema

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Anesthesia; Pain; Reflux; Nausea; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure)

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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