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2013-08-01 15:48:02

Antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory tract infections could be significantly lowered using internet-based training for clinicians, new research has shown. In a study, led by the University of Southampton and published in The Lancet today (Wednesday 31 July), an internet-based training program has shown to reduce antibiotics prescribing rates by as much as 62 per cent. Paul Little, Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton, comments: "The high...

2013-04-05 23:00:03

Sepsis is Top of Mind for New York Healthcare Providers as Rory´s Regulation, a Law Before New York Legislators Now, Proposes to Mandate All Hospitals Adopt New Protocols for Sepsis Identification and Treatment Durham, NC (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 bioMérieux, a world leader in in vitro diagnostics today announced that it is bringing its proven lineup of innovative solutions for the diagnosis and management of sepsis patients to the 2013 Annual Spring Meeting of the New York Branch...

2010-12-21 11:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announced the results of a survey demonstrating that most critical care nurses are unaware of a simple diagnostic test that may dramatically improve outcomes for sepsis patients. The survey, conducted at the 2010 American Association of Critical Care Nurses' annual meeting, revealed that while the vast majority of nurses expressed the need for new tools to battle sepsis, 25 percent...

2010-01-11 08:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today released its results of a comprehensive survey of emergency department and critical care physicians. The vast majority of these doctors reported that sepsis and septic shock--the result of serious infections--is on the rise in U.S. hospitals, affecting increasingly younger patients. The surveyed doctors attributed the increase to the overuse of antibiotics, which is rendering these...

2009-03-06 08:30:00

HENNIGSDORF, Germany, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- B-R-A-H-M-S Aktiengesellschaft today announced it has submitted 510(k) file to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its patented B-R-A-H-M-S MR-proANP Kryptor Test. Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP) is predominantly produced in the atrium of the heart and comprises 98% of the natriuretic peptides in the circulation. ANP is involved in natriuresis, diuresis, vasodilation and cardiovascular homeostasis. Although this peptide...

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2008-10-06 14:44:04

A simple blood test may help detect serious bacterial infections (SBIs) like urinary tract infections and blood stream infections in young infants who come to the emergency department (ED) with fevers that have no clear cause. Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston, collaborating with investigators at George Washington University, show that a new diagnostic marker called procalcitonin can help identify infants at high risk for SBIs while potentially reducing unnecessary and aggressive...

2008-07-24 15:00:24

DURHAM, N.C., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux recently conducted two surveys, fielded during conferences of the American Thoracic Society and Society of Hospital Medicine, that show how hospitalists, pulmonary and critical care physicians, and researchers are unanimous in their view that new methods and technologies are needed to quickly diagnose and combat severe bacterial sepsis in U.S. hospitals. Sepsis, a usually fatal medical condition generally caused by the body's response to a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.