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2014-01-20 08:22:47

BETHANY, Conn., Jan. 20, 1014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AMxTek LLC announced today the USPTO 'Notice of Allowance' regarding claims pertaining to U.S. Patent Publication # US2011/0196502, entitled: Methods of Using Water-Soluble Inorganic Compounds for Implants. The patent provides for the use of inorganic compounds, more specifically bioactive glass, to enhance osteostimulative bone ingrowth and provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial implant prophylaxis. The intellectual property has broad...

Pediatric Group Cautions Against Antibiotic Use In Children's Ear Infections
2013-02-25 06:54:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of children are treated with antibiotics for ear infections each year in the US. In fact, an ear infection is one of the most common reasons kids end up going to a doctor and receiving antibiotics. But new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are asking doctors to be more guarded in how they diagnose and treat the often painful condition. The AAP is calling for pediatricians to adhere to...

2012-08-29 06:55:25

Findings published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lead researchers to devise a patient safety plan to decrease complications for the benefit of patients and hospitals Postoperative complications are the most significant independent risk factor leading to 30-day hospital readmissions among general surgery patients, according to a new exploratory study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. "Hospital readmissions are the...

2011-12-08 22:07:32

University of Michigan Health System and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center study shows no-payment rule may not be enough to keep patients safe Hospitals are working harder than ever to prevent hospital-acquired infections, but a nationwide survey shows few are aggressively combating the most common one — catheter-associated urinary tract infections. In the survey by the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center, as many as...

2011-10-20 22:37:54

Results from a comprehensive multi-site clinical trial demonstrated that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms reduced the amount of bacteria in the rooms by 97 percent and resulted in a 41 percent reduction in the hospital acquired infection rate. According to researchers, this study is one of the first to demonstrate the value of a passive infection control intervention, one that does not rely on staff or patients remembering to take action. The results will...

2011-08-17 19:57:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A businessman from Texas has invented a miraculous new medical laser machine haled as one of the most important medical inventions and scientific advancements in modern history. The miraculous machine uses laser light energy to penetrate tissue and organs to kill harmful germs and bacteria during surgical procedures to help prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) which currently contribute to the estimated 100,000 annual deaths attributed to...

2009-12-07 10:58:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announced the upcoming availability of ABxAlert® from ICNet International Ltd., a global clinical informatics company, at the 44th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. ABxAlert is a web-enabled application to help hospital clinicians ensure patients with suspected or identified microbial infections receive the optimized...

2009-11-03 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals nationwide are increasingly dealing with bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics, resulting in hospital-acquired infections in patients. To address this problem, Texas Health Research & Education Institute will present "A Call to Action: Advancing Appropriate Antimicrobial Use and Infection Prevention through Partnership and Shared Knowledge," a national six-part educational program. The free series, which...

2009-06-15 15:59:03

Surgical gloves that develop holes or leaks during a procedure appear to increase the risk of infection at the surgical site among patients who are not given antibiotics beforehand, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Despite substantial efforts to maintain sterile conditions during surgery, pathogens can still be transmitted through contact with skin or blood, according to background information in the article. To prevent...

2009-04-27 08:00:00

More Hospitals Following Surgical Infection Prevention Measures, But too Many Patients Remain at Risk AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by Consumers Union found that hospitals have made progress following certain surgical infection prevention practices, but that too many patients aren't getting the right care needed to keep them safe. At a minimum, almost 100,000 patients were left vulnerable to developing surgical infections during the year...