Latest surgical site infections Stories

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...

2012-02-28 17:55:00

Ondine Biomedical Inc. announces today that its MRSAid Photodisinfection System for nasal pathogen decolonization has successfully treated over 2,500 patients since April 2011 as a part of an infection control Quality Improvement Project being conducted at Vancouver General Hospital. This project, championed by Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, Regional Medical Director, Infection Control, Vancouver Coastal Health, is being undertaken with the objective of reducing the incidence of surgical site...

2011-08-17 19:57:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A businessman from Texas has invented a miraculous new medical laser machine haled as one of the most important medical inventions and scientific advancements in modern history. The miraculous machine uses laser light energy to penetrate tissue and organs to kill harmful germs and bacteria during surgical procedures to help prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) which currently contribute to the estimated 100,000 annual deaths attributed to...

2011-05-16 22:03:30

Infections lead to higher bills, extended hospital stays, risk of readmission Obese patients undergoing colon surgery are 60 percent more likely to develop dangerous and costly surgical-site infections than their normal-weight counterparts, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. These infections, according to findings published in the journal Archives of Surgery, cost an average of $17,000 more per patient, extend hospital stays and leave patients at a three-times greater risk of hospital...

2011-02-16 08:00:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc., today launched the Safe Surgery Initiative (www.safesurgeryinitiative.com), a website for providers, health plans and employers to provide customizable tools geared to educate providers and patients about preventing surgical site infections (SSI). Surgical site infections are a major source of postoperative illness. Each year, approximately 500,000 surgical patients develop SSIs. Although...

2010-03-18 11:20:28

Researchers evaluating France's national infection control program for healthcare facilities found significant decreases in the rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) since 2004. The drop in HAIs, including MRSA and surgical site infections, could be attributed to important changes in the national infection control system. France's national, regional and local coordinating centers have been reorganized to help facilities throughout the country comply and conform with mandatory...

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