Latest blood infections Stories

2010-07-18 23:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduced in the U.S. 10 years ago appears to reduce pneumonia and serious associated complications, such as blood infections, in the vaccine's target range, children less than a year old, according to new research. However, pneumonia and associated complications, including a lung infection called empyema, increased in older children, the study found. The results also show a narrowing of racial...

2009-09-04 16:12:35

Washing critically ill patients with the same solution doctors use to scrub in can dramatically reduce blood infections, researchers in Maryland said. A daily wash with chlorhexidine glutonate is a cheap and effective means of protecting patients from so-called "super bugs, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, said. Johns Hopkins found a daily application of 4 percent chlorhexidine glutonate in solution reduced blood infections by as much as 73 percent. Blood infections occur in...

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