Latest bacteremia Stories
A special issue on sepsis has been released by the publisher Landes Bioscience (Austin, TX USA).
Daily baths with an ordinary antibacterial cleanser can safely reduce the risk of dangerous bloodstream infections in critically ill children.
An analysis of more than 9 million Department of Defense non-active and active duty personnel revealed that the rates of both community-onset and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia decreased from 2005 to 2010, while the proportion of community-onset skin and soft tissue infections from MRSA has more recently declined.
In analysis that included more than 9 million Department of Defense nonactive and active duty personnel, the rates of both community-onset and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia decreased from 2005 to 2010, while the proportion of community-onset skin and soft tissue infections due to MRSA has more recently declined, according to a study in the July 4 issue of JAMA.
Interventions targeting malaria, such as insecticide-treated bed nets, antimalarial drugs and mosquito control, could substantially reduce cases of bacteraemia, which kill hundreds of thousands of children each year in Africa and worldwide.
Studies suggest role for IL-10 in prevention and treatment of potentially devastating neurological disease in newborns.
Research: The accuracy of clinical symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of serious bacterial infection in young febrile children: Prospective cohort study of 15,781 febrile illnesses.
Research from Malawi, Birmingham and Liverpool has renewed hope that an effective vaccine could be developed against nontyphoidal strains of Salmonella.
Patients experiencing septic shock who receive inappropriate therapy may have a fivefold reduction in survival, shows a new study.
Campylobacter fetus is a species of Gram-negative, motile bacteria with characteristic "S-shaped" rod morphology similar to members of the genus Vibrio. It is oxidase-positive like other members of the Campylobacter genus. C. fetus can cause abortion in cattle and sheep as well as being an opportunistic human pathogen and can cause bacteremia and thrombophlebitis. It is rare but it can lead to fatal septicemia in newborns and immunocompromised individuals. The bacteria can lead to...
Bartonella henselae is a proteobacterium that can cause bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis. It is a causative agent of cat-scratch disease which occurs after a cat bite or scratch. The disease is characterized by swelling of the lymph nodes and fever. B. henselae can cause Peliosis hepatic which may develop with cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis or bacteremia. Those with peliosis hepatitis can have gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, chills, and an enlarged...
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