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2014-03-04 12:26:50

CDC calls on every hospital to use new checklist to improve prescribing practices ATLANTA, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. In addition, about one-third of the time, prescribing practices to treat urinary tract...

Bacterial Contamination In Stethoscopes
2014-02-28 05:20:57

[ Watch the Video: Physicians’ Stethoscopes More Contaminated Than Palms of Their Hands ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Healthcare workers hands are the main method of bacterial transmission in hospitals. They are not, however, the only means of transmission. According to a new study from the University of Geneva Hospitals, doctors' stethoscopes also play a role. The study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, assessed the level of bacterial contamination...

2014-02-25 12:28:07

Seal Shield LLC unveils new air purification system at HiMSS healthcare show, Booth 6445 ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seal Shield LLC, Jacksonville, FL, today announced the AeroShield(TM) PC Enclosure and Air Purification System. Developed for the healthcare market, the AeroShield(TM) is the world's first computer enclosure designed for infection prevention. Utilizing Airocide(TM) technology developed by NASA, the AeroShield(TM) destroys organic pathogens in the air...

2014-02-21 12:24:15

The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter offers information about the legal rights of those who contract MRSA during a hospital stay. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hospitals are required to take steps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients and visitors. When they fail to do so patient exposure to illness and infection often results. One of the most problematic occurrences faced by many patients in a hospital setting is the risk of contracting MRSA. MRSA is...

2014-02-20 23:26:56

New research focuses on skin bacteria as a major factor in the rapid spread of MRSA. Grime Busters explains how a collegiate hockey venue is having success in battling the germs associated with the disease through the use of a bacteria-killing product. Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The latest research on the MRSA skin disease, published by the American Society for Microbiology, holds important information for everyone who is trying to kill the germs that spread bacteria-related...

2014-02-19 12:22:37

Approach Bundles Advanced UV Technology with Trusted Surface Disinfectants to Eliminate Bacteria from Hospital Rooms Effectively and Efficiently OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies prove that pathogens, such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and MRSA, can persist on environmental surfaces for months at a time[i] and can be found facility-wide in non-isolation rooms.[ii] Clorox Healthcare, already known for its line of innovative hospital disinfectants, is now...

2014-02-19 08:31:18

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CURx Pharmaceuticals today announced it has entered into a global license agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. for development of Fosfomycin:Tobramycin for Inhalation (FTI) to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. FTI is ready for Phase III clinical trials, having successfully completed a Phase II trial in CF patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/MM64137LOGO) "This is a great...

2014-02-11 08:33:36

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs as well as companion diagnostics, and Affinium Pharmaceuticals (Affinium), a Canadian company focusing on the development of a platform of novel, targeted narrow-spectrum antibacterial therapeutics, today announced the acquisition by Debiopharm of Affinium's clinical and...

2014-02-07 23:00:30

AIA postpones wrestling tournaments due to prevent the spread of unknown skin infections. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Arizona Interscholastic Association has postponed the AIA Sectional Wrestling Tournaments, originally scheduled for February 8, after receiving reports that some wrestlers had contracted an unknown skin infection. While none of the infections have been reported to be MRSA, the AIA is taking precautionary measures of postponing the tournament as a matter...

2014-02-04 08:34:12

--Vestagen Has Rights to Patented Schoeller Technologies that Repel Fluids and Contaminants and Keep Wearers Cool and Dry-- ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc., today announced that it has obtained worldwide rights from Schoeller Technologies AG to certain technologies that are integral to the unique properties of Vestex(®), the first of its families of active barrier protective fabrics that are clinically proven to prevent or reduce the...