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Latest Antimicrobial prophylaxis Stories

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.

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.

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.

2009-02-17 10:41:01

Antibiotic resistance and the rise of illnesses that cannot be treated easily because of drug resistance is a health concern around the world. CMAJ launches a 6-part series on antibiotic resistance to provide practical treatment guidelines for practicing doctors to manage resistant microbes in 3 settings

2009-01-30 12:41:59

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a mimic of one of “nature’s antibiotics” that can be used to coat medical devices to prevent infection and rejection.


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