Navigation Links
Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

Hospital acquired infection is one of the most common reason which results in fatal complications among hospital patients. One of the most common and potentially dangerous bug which causes this type of infection is the bacterium// called acinetobacter. This bacterium is found naturally in the environment and survives drying and thrives in dust and on inanimate surfaces for long periods. This bacterium which is not harmful to healthy humans can pose serious threat to patients in the ICU who are critically ill and whose body defences are weakened. Acinetobacter can cause infections of the lung (pneumonia), blood stream (septicaemia) and infections of surgical wounds and burns as well as urine infections which are difficult to treat as many strains of the bacterium are resistant to more than one antibiotic, with the most resistant strains only treatable by one or two drugs.

Researchers from Leeds University have now found that ionising machines, which work by producing small negatively charged ions of oxygen that are thought to be good for health, are effective in battling against these bacteria. The year-long study started with monitoring the normal situation in the intensive care unit at St. James's University Hospital, which has had recurrent problems with acinetobacter infections, for the first six months. Researchers took samples from surfaces, patients and from the air to monitor bacteria levels, and logged the number of patient infections. During the next six months of the study, the ionisers were switched on and it was found that the infections due to acinetobacter reduced dramatically.

Lead researcher Clive Beggs believed that the negative ions produced by the ioniser may be removing the bacteria from the air, thus stopping the transmission of infections. He also added that the present study focused only on acinetobacter, but it is possible that the ionisers may have had an effect on other airborne bacteria also. Though further researc h is required to establish the effectiveness of the ionisers, the fact that the ionisers, in the trail phase, have produced fantastic results and have already been adopted by the St. James's University Hospital, has made these new weapons a viable option to fight hospital acquired infection.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Condom Vending Machines Increasing Sexual Assaults On Women
2. Nanotechnologists Specify Limitation For Devising Small Machines
3. Condom Vending Machines To Be Installed Across Indian States
4. Condom Vending Machines Provoke Protests
5. Condom Vending Machines to be Installed in Chandigarh
6. Inflammation may help battle infection in gums
7. Human immunity system can battle HIV.
8. Learn From a Leader: Smitherman shares a personal story about his battle with drugs
9. A winning shot is here to battle ‘tennis elbow
10. Madhya Pradesh battles polio with yet another drive
11. Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... Southland Log Homes , designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, ... found on its website at SouthlandLogHomes.com. , The designs of the wood barn ... of timber post and beam construction. The result is a barn that not ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... This campaign aims to provide a path to improved ... can control and change. , As nearly 795,000 Americans suffering from a new or ... States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 of these people dying from stroke, it’s become ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at ... human interest stories, which come courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care ... from leading advocates and associations—namely Abilene Christian University. , As the nursing industry ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker of certified ... Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and ... administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial ... and women who lost their lives in military battle for the country. The ... in 2015 to provide more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 LabStyle Innovations Corp ... Management Tool, today announced that the Company,s Chief Financial Officer, ... Conference being held June 1-2 in New York, ... June 7-9 in Los Angeles, CA. ... corporate and operational milestones, including the U.S. FDA Clearance and ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Kitov Pharmaceuticals ... late-stage drug development, today announced the completion of ... batches required for registration of KIT-302 with the ... Kitov,s announcement in December 2015, that ... primary efficacy endpoint. "We are fortunate ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 According ... "Medical Waste Management Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, ... management market in the U.S. was valued at US$ 5.89 ... CAGR of 3.4% from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$ ... analysis of current and emerging needle free drug delivery devices ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: