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Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

... health ramifications of this important and morbid nosocomial [hospital-acquired] infection, they conclude. (Arc... health ramifications of this important and morbid nosocomial [hospital-acquired] infection, they conclude....

New Drug Application Submitted for Investigational Antibiotic Doripenem

...ational carbapenem antibiotic for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia, a pneumonia that is acquired in a hospital or other healthcare setting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two million Americans develop hospital-acquired infections each year, and approximately 90,000 die...

Campaign To Combat Medical Errors

...ery thirteen Canadian patients faces a preventable nosocomial infection or incident. ‘Safer Healthcare Now’ (SHN) in Canada has been focusing// on six areas which can be worked well to bring beneficial effects to patients in the hospitals. The campaign team has come up with these measures working with six hundr...

MRSA Threats Due to Overcrowding

... and isolate them. This also increases the rate of nosocomial infections. Countering this argument, spokesman from Department of Health said MRSA infections are under control. He also added that one million patients are being treated every 36 hours in the NHS hospitals and there are only 7000 MRSA blood strea...

Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults

...lead to broader benefits, such as the reduction of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) influenza. “Given the environment of increasingly severe antibiotic-resistant nosocomial infections, control of inappropriate antibiotic use is highly desirable,” the authors write. “With e...

Lethal Staphylococcus can Be Fatal to Pneumonia Patients

...taphylococcu aureus is the causative agent of many nosocomial infections. This is normally found in the skin or nose of many people. S.aureus also causes minor skin infections, boils, pimples and on the major side meningitis, endocarditis and pneumonia. Generally this infection is treated with methicillin gro...

Hospital infections gaining ground in Pennsylvania hospitals

...alth Care Cost Containment Council which says that nosocomial or hospital infections have risen to by a staggering 64% in ayear. However in the current report more clinical conditions and surgical complications were also included which had not been looked into last year. Also it is notable that hospitals have...

Its in your ‘hands’ to fight fatal nosocomial infectios

...Safety Institute that one sure shot way of curbing nosocomial infections was the habit of regular handwashing. Instead of using soap and water most health care workers nowadays resort to rubbing their hands with alcohol which has been proven to cutdown the chances of infection to almost half. Canada is the 3...

Mice model to study bacterial therapeutic pathway

...e to antibiotics which is a real cause of concern, nosocomial infections are also increased and these hospital acquired strains are the most antibiotic resistance than the normal strains. Researcher Tina mahieu and her colleagues found that certain mice are not so sensitive as the normal mice to immune stimul...

Tigecycline – New Generation Tetracycline With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Activit

... a major cause of concern as it causes most of the nosocomial infections in hospital. Staphylococcus aureus as s...ortant pathogens and is highly active against both nosocomial and Methicillin Resistant S. aureus strains (MRSA), vancomycin resistant E. faecium and penicillin r...

Unsafe Injections and Unclean Hand hygiene major cause of hospital infections in India

...ed that over 1.4 million people are suffering from nosocomial or hospital acquired infections at any time and th...iated infections in developing countries and these nosocomial infections can be controlled by proper management. The World Health Organization has stated that a...

Oral use of ZYVOX (Linezolid) is better to Intravenous Vancomycin use for Skin Infections

...ed skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) and nosocomial pneumonia, including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). ZYVOX is also used for infections caused by other bacteria and fungi. SIDE EFFECTS of ZYVOX: ZYVOX formulations are contraindicated in patients with hyperse...

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