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Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't rely on rapid tests to diagnose the pandemic H1N1 swine flu, say U.S health officials who evaluated three kits and found that they miss many infections...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the role of cell receptors in acting as gatekeepers for infectious viruses. By using mice genetically engineered to lack a particular receptor in heart and pancreas c...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cuts to reimbursement for hospital-acquired infections are resulting in adopti...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

DALLAS July 14, 2009 Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have mapped the gene profiles of children with severe Staphylococcus aureus infections, providing crucial insight into how the human immune system is programmed to respond to this pathogen and opening new do...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

Differences in drug use, delivery made a measurable impact in Planned Parenthood study WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two changes to the way Planned Parenthood clinics perform medical abortion resulted in a 93 percent drop in the rate of serious infections, a new report says. ...

Potential Silver Bullet for Swine Flu and Most Common Infections Using Green Technology Patented in U.S. and Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Argentech, Inc. ( www.argentechinc.com ) today announced that it reached agreement with Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., to purchase the rights to Opti-Silver, a patented antibacterial and antiviral technology that utilizes ionic silve...

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

Seventy-Seven Percent of Surveyed Physicians Will Increase Their Use of Carbapenems In the Next Five Years, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources MALVERN, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that a...

Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP , is announcing the results of an inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where investigators determined that a subsidiary of Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott La...

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 One-Third Are Documented Arlington Medical Resources Introduces a New Executive Dashboard for The Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide MALVERN, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of pre...

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

Uptake of Novel Agents from Novexel, Johnson & Johnson and Wyeth Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues...

Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids

Rhinosinusitis is one of several causes of syndrome, researchers say TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Sinus infections may be a primary factor in about 20 percent of toxic shock syndrome cases in children, a new study has found. Fever, rash and low blood pressure are among the s...

Programs to Prevent HIV in Newborns Failing in the Developing World - Over 900 Avoidable HIV Infections Every Day

New multi-country research study finds neither newborns nor their mothers are receiving appropriate treatment and care to end this needless tragedy NEW YORK and GENEVA, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global and national programs to prevent vertical (mother-to-child) transmission are in dis...

Veterinarians at high risk for viral, bacterial infections from animals

The recent H1N1 influenza epidemic has raised many questions about how animal viruses move to human populations. One potential route is through veterinarians, who, according to a new report by University of Iowa College of Public Health researchers, are at markedly increased risk of infection with...

Monitoring System Stops Hospital Infections with Traffic Light Camera to Capture Hand Hygiene Violators

ISLIP, N.Y., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 5th, the World Health Organization launched a worldwide initiative called SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands ( http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/index.html ). More lives are lost to Hospital Acquired Infections than car accidents, breast cancer and HIV combi...

Swine Flu Infections Now at 141 in 19 U.S. States

U.S. health officials say outbreak continues; Obama urges calm; global cases total 331 in 11 countries with 10 deaths FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has now reached 141 in 19 states, federal health officials reported on Fr...

Swine Flu Infections Now Top 140 in U.S.

Mexico -- thought to be source of outbreak -- reports leveling off of cases FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has now reached 141, federal health officials reported on Friday. In response to the outbreak, scientists are ra...

Swine Flu Infections Near 110 in U.S.

Mexico -- thought to be source of outbreak -- reports leveling off of cases FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has surpassed 100, federal health officials said Thursday, but the infections continue to be mild. In response t...

Swine Flu Infections Surpass 100 in U.S.

Mexico prepares for shutdown of many public services to head off infections THURSDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has surpassed 100, federal health officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, Mexico -- believed to be the source ...

Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First On-demand Diagnostic Test for Life-threatening MRSA and S. aureus Infections From Patient Positive Blood Culture Bottles

Physician Access to Critical Test Results Improved by More Than Twenty-Four Hours Over Conventional Methods SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced that Health Canada has issued a medical device license for its Xpert(R) MRSA/SA Blood Cul...

Arbor Pharmaceuticals Announces the Launch of XYLAREX(TM) - A New Nonantibiotic Product for the Dietary Management of Recurrent Ear Infections in Children

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on pediatric medicine, announced today that the company has launched XYLAREX - a first-in-class nonantibiotic for the dietary management of recurrent acute otitis media (middle ...

Johns Hopkins safety team works to eliminate bloodstream infections in the nation and the world

A widely heralded Johns Hopkins safety initiative to reduce bloodstream infections in intensive care units (ICUs) was implemented in 30 states starting Feb. 1 and could save an estimated $3 billion dollars and 30,000 lives annually. In addition, the program has been launched in Spain and will begi...

Video: Ear Infections Spark Online Conversations Among Concerned Parents

Device can provide solution for early detection of ear infections LENEXA, Kan., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents are blogging and tweeting away this winter on the topic of ear infections, which are the No. 1 reason for children's visits to the emergency room. "Parents often turn to th...

CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say,,,, FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past year, five Minnesota children have fallen ill -- one fatally -- with a germ that can cause meningitis, experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Cont...

MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria moving beyond hospital setting, study finds MONDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic-resistant infections around the head and neck are on the rise among American children, a new report indicates. The finding suggests that tougher strains of the ba...

U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans newly infected with the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and syphilis continues to rise, federal health officials reported Tuesday...

DiFUSION Technologies Announces Company Launch Focused on Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- DiFUSION Technologies, Inc., a medical device company targeting the orthopaedic market, today announced its corporate launch. The company will focus on reducing the rising incidence of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in spinal surgeries. "...

Staph Infections Hit Professional Football Hard

NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Jurevicius, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Kellen Winslow. Unfortunately, during the past few months the list of top professional football players affected by Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly called staph, seems to read as a who's who of the National Football...

MRSA and C. difficile Infections Reduced by 50% in Hospital Study

ROME, N.Y., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prevent the spread of germs and protect its patients from infections, Rome Memorial Hospital is using two new products that kill germs on hands and surfaces between cleanings. According to Infection Prevention Director LeAnna Grace, the hospital c...

Zero MRSA or Patient Infections Reported After Two Years as D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center Sets New Standard for Specialty Hospitals

D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center, proudly announces its surgical center is "infection free" after an initial two years of operation where over 2,000 procedures have been performed, according to Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr., founding director and CEO. This outpatient specialty hospital has ta...

Uptake of Next-Generation Antifungals Has Intensified Competition in the Severe Fungal Infections Drug Market

However, Generic Erosion and a Dearth of Promising Emerging Therapies Will Result in Modest Annual Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceuti...

MANHUNT Leads Fight Against Spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections with Launch of MANHUNT Cares; Hires Senior Public Health Strategist from CDC

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ken Herron, Chief Marketing Executive at Online Buddies Inc., the parent company of MANHUNT, announced today that David S. Novak of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will join the team at Online Buddies, Inc. as the site's first Seni...

Interferon Reduces, Eliminates Viral Infections in Heart Failure Patients

Study highlights: - Interferon eliminated specific causes of some viruses in heart failure patients, improving their clinical outcomes. - Treatment improved cardiac function and quality of life and showed no apparent safety concerns. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giving...

Nation's Top Healthcare Organizations Announce Strategies to Prevent Deadly Healthcare-Associated Infections : Strategies emphasize practical implementation in acute healthcare settings

For the first time, five leading healthcare organizations have published practical, science-based strategies to help prevent the six most important healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). WASHINGTON (Business Wire EON) October 8, 2008 -- Preventing HAIs is one of the...

New Compendium to Combat Hospital-Acquired Infections Will Be the Trial Lawyer's Bible

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suing hospitals for damages just got easier with the Joint Commission's release of the compendium on combating hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Founder/Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) say that "it adds t...

New test could help catch serious infections in babies

Boston, MA--A simple blood test may help detect serious bacterial infections (SBIs) like urinary tract infections and blood stream infections in young infants who come to the emergency department (ED) with fevers that have no clear cause. Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston, collaborating wi...

AHRQ Awards $3 Million to Help Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded nearly $3 million for a contract to help reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) by spreading the knowledge gained from a previous ...

Michigan Success Lands National Research Contract to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections in 10 States

Modeled After Highly Successful MHA Keystone: ICU Patient Safety Program LANSING, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced a three-year, $3 million national effort to reduce patients' risk of hospital-associated infections in intensive...

'Superbug' breast infections controllable in nursing mothers, UT Southwestern researchers find

DALLAS Aug. 31, 2008 Many nursing mothers who have been hospitalized for breast abscesses are afflicted with the "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus , or MRSA, but according to new research by UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians, conservative treatment can deal with the...

Number of New U.S. HIV Infections Gets Revised Upwards

More precise calculation means total rises 40%, to 56,000 new cases annually, CDC researchers say SATURDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans newly infected with HIV each year is, and has long been, higher than what was previously assumed, U.S.health officials have ann...

Higher Number of HIV Infections Must Translate Into Leadership & Action by U.S. Government

Additional Funding for HIV Prevention & Sound Public Policies Needed WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's attention turns to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic with the convening of the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
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