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2008-09-05 00:00:06

Conservative treatment can deal with nursing mothers hospitalized for breast abscesses and afflicted with a "superbug," Dallas researchers said. Many nursing mothers who have been hospitalized for breast abscesses and then suffer from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The study focused on hospitalized women with mastitis, and showed that community-associated MRSA was much more likely to be found in those who had both mastitis -- an inflammation of the milk glands --...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By N, Jung C, Lehmann; M, Hellmann; H, Seifert; M, Valter M; M, Hallek; G, Fatkenheuer; M, Kochanek Abstract BACKGROUND: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-producing Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a serious problem worldwide. There has been an increase in the incidence of necrotizing lung infections in otherwise healthy young people with a very high mortality associated with these strains. Sporadic severe infectious complications after incision of bartholin's abcesses have been...

2008-07-29 21:00:41

U.S. researchers say they suspect a sharp rise in skin infections is due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, say data from the National Center for Health Statistics for patient visits for skin infections from 1997 to 2005 show a rise from 8.6 nationwide to 14.2 million. They also report an increase from 4.6 million to 9.6 million in visits for abscesses or cellulitis -- the hallmark sign of infections due to...

2008-07-22 00:00:38

INJECTING drug addicts are to get extra help at a drop-in centre in Dewsbury town centre. Over Pounds 7,000 will pay for two nurses to help drug users to have better medical care and ensure that injection wounds do not become infected. The Queen's Nursing Institute and the Community and District Nurses' Association are providing the money for a 12-month pilot project at Lifeline Kirklees, in Wellington Street. District nurses Jackie Hatfield and Tracy Conroy, who will lead the project,...

2008-06-25 09:01:56

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer and respiratory diseases, today announced that the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy has published a paper entitled 'Susceptibility of 170 Isolates of the USA300 clone of MRSA to macrolides, clindamycin and the novel ketolide cethromycin.' The published...

2007-10-09 03:00:07

By Gupta, Nupur Arora, Manju; Singh, Neeta; Dadhwal, Vatsla; Et al Abstract Introduction: Pelvic abscesses still remain a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the obstetrician and gynaecologist. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAS) are responsible for 1.6 2.2% of all gynaecological admissions in public urban hospitals. Case Report: Out of six cases (mean age 28.1 years) who presented with this condition, two were following hysterosalpingography, one following oocyte retrieval for in vitro...

2007-08-03 09:23:05

By Kendrick, Aaron S Head, Harold D; Rehm, Jason Surgically managed infections of the sternoclavicular joint have rarely been reported, but general and thoracic surgeons may be consulted to manage such infections. Patients who have demonstrated resistance to antibiotic therapy or have infection extending beyond the joint capsule are best managed by surgical resection. IDEAL TREATMENT FOR sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infection has been controversial since its earliest recognition. Most...

2007-08-03 09:23:01

By Herndon, Mark D Christie, D Benjamin; Ayoub, Macram M; Duggan, A Daniel A thyroid abscess is an infrequently encountered condition with a rarity that is attributable to anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the gland that impart a unique quality of infection resistance. The differential diagnoses for a painful thyroid is limited, with subacute and chronic thyroiditis being the most often-encountered processes. Acute suppurative thyroiditis with abscess formation, although rare, is...

2007-01-10 03:00:13

By Giordano, Philip A; Elston, Dirk; Akinlade, Bolanle K; Weber, Kurt; Et al Key words: Cefdinir - Cephalexin - Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections - USSSI ABSTRACT Objectives: To compare the efficacy and safety of cefdinir to that of cephalexin In adolescents and adults with mild to moderate uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections (USSSI). Research design and methods: This was an investigator-blinded, multicenter study In which patients at least 13 years of age...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.