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2014-05-03 23:01:00

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019" to its report store. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/hospital-acquired-disease-testing.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site,...

2014-01-20 12:24:25

ALBANY, New York., January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site, MRSA Infection, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global hospital acquired disease testing market was valued at USD 2.2 billionin 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.3% from 2013 to 2019, to...

2011-09-27 15:06:21

Current recommendations for testing missed 41 percent of cases A new study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that guidelines concerning testing patients for possible community-acquired pneumonia due to Legionella may underestimate the number of cases being seen by clinicians. The study found that if testing was only done in patients felt to be at increased risk of Legionnaires' disease based on such guidelines, more than 40 percent of Legionella cases could be missed based on this...

2011-03-22 23:34:38

Patients admitted to a hospital with major trauma and treated with the steroid hydrocortisone were less likely to be diagnosed with hospital-acquired pneumonia than patients who received placebo, according to a study in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA. Severe trauma is one of the leading causes of death and illness in the world. "The overall rate of posttraumatic pneumonia reaches an incidence of 40 percent to 60 percent, mainly in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Early posttraumatic...

2010-12-24 07:59:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Acid suppressive medications are the second leading medication worldwide; however using them could increase your chance of developing pneumonia, according to this study. The researchers systematically reviewed all relevant studies on the association suppressive medications and pneumonia that could be found up to August 2009. They found that out of every 200 inpatients being treated with acid suppressive drugs, one will develop pneumonia. "Several previous studies...

2010-12-20 18:53:50

Using acid suppressive medications, such as proton pump inhibitors and histamine2 receptor antagonists, may increase the risk of developing pneumonia, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092129.pdf. Acid suppressive drugs are the second leading medication worldwide, totaling over US$26 billion in sales in 2005. Recently, medical literature has looked at unrecognized side effects in popular medications and...

2010-12-08 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of Verso(TM) 90 adapter, a component that enables uninterrupted access to a ventilated patient's airway without having to disconnect the patient from the ventilator. Disconnecting a patient from the ventilator circuit can lead to life-threatening lung infections and degradation of lung function. (Logo:...

2010-03-29 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of the AirLife(TM) Diagnostic Catheter, a kit that helps clinicians obtain lower respiratory tract samples to accurately diagnose lung infections. The AirLife Diagnostic Catheter is designed to include everything a single clinician may need to perform the procedure and relies on advanced "mini" bronchial-alveolar lavage (mini-BAL) technology, a...

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2010-02-23 13:40:00

A new study has shown that nearly 50,000 U.S. medical patients die every year of blood poisoning or pneumonia picked up in hospitals, AFP reported. The study, led by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy at Washington-based Resources for the Future, showed that hospital-acquired sepsis and pneumonia in 2006 claimed 48,000 lives, led to 2.3 million extra patient-days in hospital and cost 8.1 billion dollars. The study, published in the Archives of Internal...


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