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2012-05-22 11:30:15

IDSA diabetic foot infection guidelines suggest multidisciplinary team approach is best AT A GLANCE Diabetic foot complications are the most common cause of lower extremity amputations and half of all patients who have a foot amputated die within five years. Most amputations can be prevented with proper care of diabetic foot infections, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). A multi-disciplinary team — including infectious diseases...

2011-11-18 06:58:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Heart surgery patients could face major infections well after they leave the hospital.  According to a new study pneumonia is the most common serious infection patients face after their procedures. Researchers analyzed more than 5,100 patients in a heart surgery registry. Patients, average age 64, were treated at nine U.S. academic medical centers and one Canadian center. The median time to major infection was 14 days after heart surgeries. Forty-two percent of...

2011-02-21 20:35:52

Hopkins Children's study suggests antibiotics may not always be best therapy When it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining may be more important than the choice of antibiotic, according to a new Johns Hopkins Children's Center study. The work is published in the March issue of Pediatrics. Researchers originally set out to compare the efficacy of two antibiotics...

2009-02-13 07:53:30

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson is being treated with intravenous antibiotics for a serious staph infection, sources told The Sun newspaper. Michael Jackson has a severe staph infection that he contracted during work to reconstruct his nose, an insider told the newspaper. The disease is an MRSA-style (staph) infection because it is resistant to conventional antibiotics, so he has been visiting a clinic to get antibiotics via an IV drip. The infection has spread throughout his face and body and...


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