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Hospitals Profit More from Surgical Complications

When a privately insured patient experiences one or more complications -- such as blood clots, stroke, infection, septic shock, pneumonia or cardiac arrest -- hospitals' profit margins are 330% higher, the report found.


Emerging CF Pathogen Is Transmissible

"A bacterial species increasingly responsible for lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients can be transmitted from person to person, although probably not directly, researchers said."


Shower Heads and Lung Disease

Overall, the most common bacteria found in the shower heads were mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacteria gordonae and Mycobacteria avium. The latter can infect humans, mainly those who are immunocompromised (called an opportunistic infection), and those with HIV or AIDS are particularly at risk.


Welcome to NTM News. Here, you'll find an arsenal of resources in the fight against nontuberculosis mycobacteria disease. In addition to ongoing developments about NTM, you'll also find relevant articles and scientific studies covering topics that may be of value to you right now.

To see all our posted news, look for the "News" tab in the top menu.  You can also use the search at the top of every page to locate information on a specific topic.

Our "About NTM" section presents answers to questions often asked by those confronted with a diagnosis of NTM: what is it, what are the symptoms, what is bronchiectasis, etc. The "Conventional Treatment" section posts information and studies related to the antibiotic chemotherapy used to treat mycobacterial diseases (treatment which is often unsuccessful due to resistant strains like M. abscessus).

"Natural Compounds and Therapies" includes a wealth of studies on bioactive compounds and supplements which have been shown to have some effectiveness against mycobacteria, along with explanatory side notes.

You'll find ongoing commentary on the Blog, and a Forum for conversing with others on the issues surrounding NTM disease.

We're always interested in learning about the latest research or news covering NTM disease that could make a difference to our readers. If you have information or news you would like to share, please contact us.