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BD Adds Surveillance Capability to Infectious Disease Portfolio

... adding software systems for the surveillance of infections and associated risk factors among patients and ... to reduce the incidence and transmission of infections in their facilities," said Philippe Jacon, ... organisms, and devices to reduce the risk of infections and enable the timely delivery of appropriate, ...

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases honors VCU physician with Maxwell Finland Award for 2010

... on prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections that have had positive impact on public health, ... focuses on the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections and clinical trials of antisepsis scrub agents to treat or prevent infections caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens. In ...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

... the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related infections to include information about the H1N1 virus, also ... treatment of the major common and opportunistic infections that afflict patients with cancer FORT ... the latest information on treating these infections and has developed the NCCN Clinical Practice ...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

... your immune system to fight infections. Serious infections have happened in patients taking ENBREL. These infections include tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... M.D. "Understanding that even treated HSV-2 infections provide a cellular environment conducive to HIV ... One of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide, HSV-2 is associated with a two- to ... they hypothesize that other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may create similar cellular environments ...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

... HHC solution is to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by promoting evidence-based practices and ... "Americans don't expect to get additional infections when they go into the hospital. Stopping health care associated infections and improving the quality of care is one of our ...

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

... shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as ... Medical Center . While serious fungal infections are generally isolated to patients with cancer, ... "We don't have vaccines against fungal infections and the few drugs we do have aren't always ...

Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections

... they are protected from healthcare-associated infections and this level of openness will encourage ... public health scientists at CDC determine which infections are reported and how. By mandating reporting via ... which are the cause of so many debilitating infections and patient deaths in healthcare facilities each ...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... people are apt to get more severe staphylococcal infections than others. By using gene expression ... Medical Center Dallas with invasive S. aureus infections and 24 controls. The control samples were ... 43 boys and 34 girls. Those with S. aureus infections both methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and ...

HHS Secretary Sebelius Highlights Michigan's MHA Keystone Center in Inaugural Health Care 'Success Story' Report

... reduce the number of health care-associated infections in Michigan ICUs, saving more than 1,500 lives ... by reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia and enhancing ... to address: Surgical site infections Rehospitalizations (hospital readmissions) ...

Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System

... Experimental Medicine . In addition to causing infections in newborns, GBS is associated with serious infections in pregnant women, adult diabetics and the ... Medical Encyclopedia has more about GBS infections in newborns . -- Robert ...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

... The authors reviewed the rate of serious infections after medical abortions in more than 227,000 ... concert with antibiotics. The rate of serious infections dropped 73 percent from 0.93 per 1,000 abortions ... to the protocol dropped the rate of serious infections a further 76 percent. The findings in this ...

Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

... -- Repeated use of antibiotics to treat acute ear infections in young children increases the risk of recurrent ear infections by 20 percent, according to researchers in the ... may also result in a higher number of recurrent infections and antibiotic resistance, the researchers ....

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory

... Make Substantial Progress in Reducing infections for Patients in Intensive Care HARRISBURG, ... reduced or eliminated healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) for intensive care patients in their ... own multi-disciplinary teams to tackle not only infections but other outstanding events happening in ...

Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

... since the vaccine had virtually eliminated Hib infections in the United States since its introduction in ... children would get serious and sometime fatal Hib infections each year, the CDC said. Hib infection can ... the spinal column and brain), blood stream infections and pneumonia, according to the CDC. Hib is not a ...

Availability in Both Intravenous and Oral Formulation is a Leading Drug Attribute Surveyed Physicians Prefer for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the Hospital Setting

... for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the hospital setting. Antibiotics ... Anti-Infectives Insight Series: Urinary Tract infections also finds that extended-spectrum ... are especially useful for treating gram-negative infections involving resistant organisms. About ...

BD Announces CE Marking of BD ProbeTec™ Qx Amplified Assays to Improve Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

... care for the two most common sexually transmitted infections - Chlamydia and gonorrhea. If left untreated, these infections in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ... care for the two most common sexually transmitted infections - Chlamydia and gonorrhea. If left untreated, ...

Video: National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

MapHIV.org Shows Six Counties in Louisiana Seriously Impacted by AIDS

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

MapHIV.org Shows Nearly 24% of Counties in New Jersey Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

MapHIV.org Shows Massachusetts' Suffolk County Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

MapHIV.org Shows Eight Counties in Virginia Seriously Impacted by AIDS

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

MapHIV.org Shows California's San Francisco County Seriously Impacted by HIV

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

MapHIV.org Shows 18% of Georgia's Counties are Seriously Impacted by HIV

... may unknowingly transmit up to 70 percent of new infections in the United States. "We began this project ... last year show that the annual number of new HIV infections is approximately 40 percent higher than previously estimated, with more than 56,000 infections occurring each year. In an effort to prevent new ...

Skin and Skin Structure Infections Are the Second Most Common Diagnoses for Which an Antibiotic Is Used in the Hospital Setting

... Most of These infections Are Treated Empirically While Just Under ... 2008 time period, skin and skin structure infections continue to be the second most common diagnoses ... in the hospital setting. Antibiotic use for these infections is up 3 percent compared to the January - June ...

A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

... staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections between pets and humans are increasing, with the most common being infections of the skin, soft-tissue and surgical infections, ... each year in the United States and Europe. Severe infections occur in about 20 percent of all cases and are ...

Cardinal Health Foundation Awards $1 Million to Fund Patient Safety Initiatives

... Eliminating health care associated infections (HAIs), specifically MRSA and C. difficile ... pneumonia (VAP), surgical site infections (SSI) and blood site infections (BSI) to zero Medication safety and ...

Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection

... gloves. Overall, there were 188 surgical site infections (4.5 percent of surgeries), with 7.5 percent of infections occurring in procedures performed with perforated ... and Prevention has more about surgical site infections . -- Robert ...

Despite Generic Erosion of Key Brands, the Hospital-Acquired Gram Negative Infections Drug Market Will Increase by $1 Billion from 2008 to 2018

... key brands, the hospital-acquired gram-negative infections drug market will increase by $1 billion from 2008 ... The new Pharmacor report entitled Gram Negative infections finds that the introduction and uptake of ... the treatment of hospital-acquired gram-negative infections and will earn more than $250 million in sales in ...

Travis McCoy, Lead Vocalist & Songwriter of Alternative Hip Hop Band Gym Class Heroes, Travels to South Africa, Philippines and India as MTV International's 2009 Staying Alive Foundation Ambassador

... especially given that an estimated 45% of HIV infections worldwide occur among young people aged 15-24." ... ages 15-24 account for an estimated 45% of HIV infections worldwide 6,000 young people, ages 16-24, ... 3.5% of these 2.31 million are children infections are mainly prevalent amongst IDUs, men who have ...

MicroGuard(TM) Antimicrobial Alloys Kill 99.9% of MRSA Bacteria

... bacteria* responsible for causing millions of infections each year. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 11 ... responsible for over 94,000 hospital-acquired infections each year. Products made of MicroGuard ... Prevention (CDC) estimates that hospital-acquired infections affect 1.7 million people each year and cost over ...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

... to discover how the body fights off oral yeast infections caused by the most common human fungal pathogen, Candida . As fungal infections become more resistant to current drugs, this ... that will help limit and/or prevent Candida infections in the future for millions of sufferers. ...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

... level 6, which in effect states that H1N1 infections are now worldwide in distribution, is simply a ... and Prevention. Though the vast majority of infections and deaths have occurred in Mexico (the source of ... in the United States have also said that infections have been mild for the most part, and most people ...

Versus Introduces Automated, Real-Time Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution

... safety and the reduction of hospital acquired infections -- but monitoring adherence to HHC policies has ... 2 million patients develop hospital acquired infections each year. Of those, 80,000 will die. The primary ... not want to diminish the impact hospital acquired infections have on patients and their families," Tenarvitz ...

Hospital Infection Prevention Resources Cut, Study Says

... when the prevalence of many healthcare-associated infections is increasing, according to a report released ... the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) such as MRSA and C. difficile . Half saw ... to discover and investigate potential infections in real-time, enabling them to intervene quickly. ...

Researchers work to boost effectiveness of the flu vaccine

... getting eliminated by the immune response. Acute infections such as the flu, which surface with a vengeance ... continuously making new vaccines. Most viral infections are seasonal and show up looking a little ... College of Veterinary Medicine. Most influenza infections are mild, accompanied by classic symptoms such as ...

Can an Infection Knock Out Your Workforce? Fight Back with New Preventive Training Program from Moxie Media

... Whether it is the swine flu, resistant staph infections such as MRSA, or traditional robbers of work ... shared work spaces, are at a heightened risk of infections taking hold and spreading quickly. In some cases, ... are not taken. However, even serious infections are preventable, with the proper training. A new ...

Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

... said during a press conference. While infections caused by the virus continue to be relatively ... outside North America. The vast majority of infections and deaths have occurred in Mexico -- the source ... officials in the United States have said that infections have been mild for the most part. Testing has ...

Cepheid Announces Symposium Program for 2009 Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference

... and prevention of Healthcare Associated infections (HAIs) is a shared responsibility that includes ... the importance of reducing and eliminating HAI infections and the operational benefits that these ... Atlanta, GA Healthcare-associated infections exact a significant toll on human life, and are ...

Common diabetes drug may 'revolutionize' cancer therapies

... pathogens they have encountered from previous infections or vaccinations, enabling them to fight subsequent infections much faster. This "immunological memory" has been ... and enhance the immune system's response to infections and cancer alike. "Many genes involved in ...
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