Navigation Links
Research on antibiotic use, drug resistant organisms and effectiveness of electronic faucets
Date:4/2/2011

WHAT: A special media phone briefing with leading infectious disease scientists and healthcare-associated infection experts who will headline the 2011 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's (SHEA) Annual Meeting

WHO: Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Associate Director of Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Steven Gordon, MD, President, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Makoto Jones, MD, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emily Sydnor, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET

RSVP: Contact Tamara Moore, tmoore@gymr.com, to receive the conference number and embargoed materials

Selected studies include:

  • Findings from a large, multi-year study of antibiotic use in Veterans Health Administration's acute care facilities shows use of "drugs of last resort" is on the rise. The dramatic increase in use of broad spectrum antibiotics, including carbapenems, is alarming because overuse of these drugs could weaken their efficacy, threatening their effectiveness against these and other emerging infections. (Embargoed for Sunday, April 3 at 7 am CT).
  • Researchers with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have found high rates of the multi-drug resistant pathogen, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia (CRKP), previously not considered prevalent on the West Coast. CRKP is a major public health concern that can be associated with higher mortality, longer hospital stays and increased health care costs. (Embargoed for Sunday, April 3 at 7 am CT).
  • A study from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has determined that electronic faucets are more likely to become contaminated with unacceptably high levels of bacteria compared with traditional manually operated faucets. (Embargoed for Thursday, March 31 at 7 am CT).


'/>"/>

Contact: Tamara Moore
tmoore@gymr.com
202-745-5114
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Jan-Åke Gustafsson leads team with $5.2M for prostate cancer research
2. Research on satellite imagery aims to advance sustainable agriculture
3. Office of Naval Research Supports Exercise at Arctic Test Range
4. From science fiction to research breakthrough
5. UC Riverside researcher receives $9 million USDA grant to study potato and tomato disease
6. Berkeley Lab researchers make first perovskite-based superlens for the infrared
7. ARVO Foundation for Eye Research honors Deisseroth with first Ludwig von Sallman Clinician-scientist Award
8. Kentucky researchers find a key to plant disease resistance
9. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funds Marshall research
10. Research proves no 2 of us are alike, even identical twins
11. Altitude Research Center wins major Pentagon grants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/12/2017)... and PUNE, India , January 12, 2017 ... Forecasts, 2015 - 2022," projects that the global biometric technology market is expected to ... 2016 to 2022. Continue Reading ... ...      ...
(Date:1/6/2017)... 6, 2017  Privately-held CalciMedica, Inc., announced that ... volunteers of a novel calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) ... Acute pancreatitis, sudden painful inflammation ... but can be very serious.  In severe cases it ... extended hospital stays, time in the ICU and ...
(Date:1/4/2017)... of attendees at this year,s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), A&D ... and services, will be featuring its new line of ULTRA CONNECT ... CES Exhibit Suite , the new upper arm and wrist smart blood ... product platform.  Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan. 21, 2017   Boston Biomedical , ... designed to target cancer stemness pathways, today presented data ... napabucasin, at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology ... . In a Phase Ib/II ... designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting STAT3 ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , January 20, 2017 ... is one of leading causes of death worldwide. There ... the number of cancer related deaths increased gradually over ... in incidence rate of various cancers continues to drive ... research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. cancer biological ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... and HOUSTON , Jan. ... Prenatal") today announced the formation of its Medical/Clinical ... clinicians and industry veterans who enhance the range ... it accelerates development of its novel prenatal diagnostic ... medical, clinical and strategic guidance for the company,s ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... product vigilance software to leading biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and regulators, is ... fully 21 CFR Part 11-compliant email client designed to provide product vigilance departments ...
Breaking Biology Technology: