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Doctors Issue New Treatment Guidelines For Skin Abscesses Caused By Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
2014-03-13 11:59:37

Rachel Champeau, UCLA It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics. As MRSA cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses — generally pus-filled boils or pimples with discharge — that characterize these...

2014-03-13 04:23:04

TAIPEI, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today announced that the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has approved the new drug application (NDA) of Taigexyn(® )(nemonoxacin) oral formulation (500 mg) for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CAP). With this NDA approval, Taiwan is the first region to grant marketing approval to Taigexyn(®). An NDA for Taigexyn(® ) was also submitted to China FDA (CFDA) in...

2014-03-12 23:03:35

Kim Lewis, Ph.D. and Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. to receive awards for their ongoing work researching “persister” organisms and recurrent disease at LRA’s “Time for Lyme” Gala on April 5, 2014 in Old Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research at universities and major medical institutions throughout the U.S. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Two distinguished Lyme disease researchers—Kim Lewis, Ph.D. of Northeastern University and Ying Zhang,...

2014-03-05 12:26:19

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.[1],[2] Clorox Professional Products Company recently surveyed U.S. adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top...

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...


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