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2013-11-21 23:30:18

Ondine Biomedical is pleased to announce that a second hospital, Abbotsford Hospital in British Columbia Canada, will be implementing its MRSAid Nasal Decolonization System in order to reduce the rate of surgical site infections. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Ondine Biomedical Inc. is pleased to announce that a second hospital in British Columbia, Canada will be implementing its MRSAid™ Nasal Decolonization System in order to reduce the rate of surgical site...

2013-11-20 23:25:43

The Sanuvox Aseptix Mobile Sterilization System employs two UV units to sterilize high-touch areas while dramatically reducing shadow areas believed to be a contributing factor to Hospital Acquired Infections. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 The Sanuvox Aseptix Dual UV Sterilization System uses a primary and secondary unit to sterilize high-touch surfaces with ultraviolet ‘C’ energy controlling (6 log reduction) drug-resistant microorganisms such as MRSA and C. difficile in...

2013-11-20 23:20:32

Edison Nation Medical, medical device incubator and health care innovation portal, announces a licensing agreement with Medline Industries, Inc. for the GoGown™, a revolutionary disposable isolation gown designed by health care entrepreneur Ginny Porowski to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Edison Nation Medical medical device incubator and health care innovation portal, announces a licensing agreement with Medline...

New Treatment May End Dangerous MRSA Superbug Infections
2013-11-15 10:44:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online One of the most significant health threats people face today is antibiotic resistant bacteria. A new study by Professor of Biology Kim Lewis presents a groundbreaking method for treating and eliminating the deadly bacterium methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA. Referred to as a “superbug”, MRSA infects a staggering 1 million Americans every year. This bacteria is especially deadly as it leads to...

Public Healthcare Could Be Improved Through Better Testing
2013-11-07 09:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There is an urgent need for easy-to-use diagnostic tests which can identify the pathogen responsible for causing an infection and provide results more quickly than existing methods, according to a new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) report published Thursday. The report, “Better Tests, Better Care: Improved Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases,” appears in a special supplement to the journal Clinical Infectious...

2013-10-30 23:35:08

A new, revolutionary medical product that solves a worldwide health issue: How to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Chico, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Nearly 100,000 people die each year from preventable Nosocomial infections according to public health reports from March-April 2007 (http://www.infectionpreventiontextiles.com/HAI-101.php). Infections from Staphylococcus species including MRSA are a worldwide concern; the bacteria often colonize and infect patients in hospital and...

2013-10-30 10:29:36

Five years after implementing a national initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates in Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, MRSA cases have continued to decline, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The MRSA Prevention Initiative, implemented in 2007, resulted in significant decreases in both the...


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