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2014-09-26 23:06:34

With hospitals struggling to do more with less, many are hard pressed to balance cost and resources with infection control program goals. Using their RevEgis clinical predictive analytics solution, Jvion has achieved remarkable predictive results to help providers better target and manage their infection control programs. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 According to a recent study released by The Emerging Infections Program Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use...

2014-09-25 08:28:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Control Markets: Disinfection, Area, Sterilization, Device Sterilization, Testing-C.diff, Testing-MRSA, Treatments" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Infections from activities and procedures taking place within a healthcare facility have become a cause for great concern. These infection may occur in a postoperative...

2014-09-24 12:28:46

New data presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of The European Bone & Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) LUND, Sweden, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, today announced new twelve-month follow-up data from an on-going clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of CERAMENT(TM)|G in chronic bone infection and the...

2014-09-23 16:27:21

PDI Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes Provide Clinical Efficacy as well as Convenience for Healthcare Workers and Patients ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New evidence-based recommendations released from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recognize the clinical efficacy of alcohol-based hand wipes and their added benefit as "a convenient option for bed-bound patients, first responders, and...

2014-09-22 12:29:01

Certified Public Health Inspectors dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of Canadians HALIFAX, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Celebrated for the past 11 years, Environmental Public Health Week recognizes the important work that Certified Public Health Inspectors across Canada carry out in our communities. The week is also an opportunity to improve awareness of our profession within the public health family and amongst the general public. This year's theme is "The Next 100 Years: Reaching new...

2014-09-17 23:02:58

Rare Virus Has Been Reported in 12 States, May Be Coming to Texas FRISCO, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Prevention is the best treatment for the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak that is hospitalizing scores of infants, children and teenagers in 12 states, including nearby Oklahoma and Louisiana, says Dr. Kirk Mahon, medical director of Legacy ER & Urgent Care (LER) in Frisco, Texas. “There have been no reported cases of EV-D68 so far in North Texas, but with it hitting Oklahoma...

2014-09-17 12:27:55

Rebiotix microbiota-based drug candidate used to assess a non-antibiotic approach to an urgent public health threat ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc. announced this morning that results of the Phase 2 study of the company's lead product candidate, RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) will be presented in two posters and a podium presentation during the IDWeek 2014 conference in Philadelphia from October 8-12. PUNCH CD study results will be presented during the poster...

2014-09-16 08:29:10

Respected physician specializes in helping patients with Lyme disease, cancer, autoimmunity and environmental toxicity SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amitabha Medical Clinic, a widely respected healing center and integrative health care facility in Santa Rosa, welcomes Dr. Nafysa Parpia to its team. Dr. Parpia is an accomplished medical professional focusing on patients with Lyme disease, autoimmunity issues, cancer and environmental toxicity. She has extensive experience...

2014-09-15 23:01:28

Ondine's President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Nicolas Loebel will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy & Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Ondine Biomedical Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicolas Loebel, its President and Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice. The 2014 Symposium,...

2014-09-15 20:22:06

Seven New Grant Investments for $15.3 Million to Tackle Malaria, Chagas Disease and Dengue, which is Dramatically on the Rise TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle...


Latest Infectious diseases Reference Libraries

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
2012-05-02 19:12:54

The Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Informa Healthcare, a trading division in Informa PLC, based in the United Kingdom. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Ragnar Norrby, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Vaccine Institute. The journal publishes original research and review articles on clinical and microbiological aspects of infectious diseases. Topics include: clinical aspects of infectious...

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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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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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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'