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2014-08-14 08:29:40

Real-World Application of UV-C Disinfection Study Concludes DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This past week, a groundbreaking 28-month-long study funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examining the real-world effectiveness of automated UV-C disinfection robot's impact on infection outcomes concluded the data collection phase of the research, with results expected to be published in the second quarter of 2015. The study by the Duke University Prevention...

2014-08-13 23:08:13

SlimPlate System is an effective method of weight loss that could have better consequences for the immune system than many of the popular ‘fasting’ diets that are prevalent today. After new research in the United Kingdom found that those who opt for ‘fasting’ diets could be less able to fight off infection, the team at SlimPlate System are urging dieters to opt for their sensible portion control plan and regain control of their immune systems. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB)...

2014-08-13 16:26:38

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Q-Centrix®, a leader in clinical surveillance and data abstraction solutions, released its Infection Control offering today. The new technology-enabled service aims to reduce Hospital Acquired Complications (HAC) using proprietary technology and expertise from the largest team of quality professionals in the industry. The Q-Centrix release comes days after CMS announced its hospital inpatient prospective payments systems final rule...

2014-08-13 16:25:13

Updated August 13, 2014 This notice has been updated to include 4 additional cases and to communicate the closing of the investigation. OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note ------------------------------ Since our last update, four additional cases have been reported in British Columbia (1), Ontario (2) and Quebec (1) as part of this investigation. These are not recent cases; the individuals became ill in June 2014. In total, 63 cases of...

2014-08-13 08:27:19

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Antibiotic drug resistance is considered to play a part in 75,000 hospital acquired infection (HAI) deaths per year in the U.S., according to recent analysis by Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher found that drug resistance is becoming more of an issue across the entire anti-infective continuum, despite indications that screening patients in the hospital would help to identify those patients that may be carriers of...

2014-08-12 12:27:59

Virulent Vibrio bacteria that live in warm ocean or tidal waters can turn a small cut into life-threatening flesh-eating disease. Here's what you can do to protect yourself. NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today issued a public service alert about a potentially deadly bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus. "This microbe can get into the body through a tiny cut in the skin, causing a life-threatening infection,"...

nanosheets for burn wounds
2014-08-12 03:00:58

American Chemical Society Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay. The researchers are speaking about their materials, which they’ve tested on mice, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American...

sheep and nematodes
2014-08-11 03:00:14

Molly Sharlach, Princeton University In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success. Reported in the journal PLoS Biology, the finding could provide the groundwork for boosting the resilience of humans and livestock to infection. The researchers used 25 years of data...

2014-08-08 10:43:20

BMJ-British Medical Journal Although only effective in countries more than 40° latitude away from the equator The vaccine used to protect against tuberculosis disease (bacillus calmette-guerin or BCG) also protects against tuberculosis infection (mycobacterium) as well as protecting against progression from infection to disease, finds a paper published on thebmj.com today. The BCG vaccine has been subject to numerous trials and studies over several decades, which have shown that it...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria
2014-08-07 02:00:05

The University of Edinburgh Findings about how bacteria cooperate to cause infection may help spot diseases that might jump from animals to people. Bugs that can cooperate best with each other are most likely to be able to jump to new species, including humans, a new study shows. Bacteria interact by releasing molecules to help them adapt to their environment - for example, when killing competing infections in their victim. They coordinate these actions by releasing tiny amounts...


Latest infection Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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