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2009-12-07 10:58:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announced the upcoming availability of ABxAlert® from ICNet International Ltd., a global clinical informatics company, at the 44th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. ABxAlert is a web-enabled application to help hospital clinicians ensure patients with suspected or identified microbial infections receive the optimized...

2009-11-10 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI) announces that following several months of research, AsepticSure(TM) can now achieve a level of bacterial decontamination heretofore unseen in open space settings using conventional means. Dr Michael E. Shannon, Director of Medical Affairs, Medizone International stated, "Our research team has pressed hard over the last few months to systematically evaluate various decontamination...

2009-10-12 06:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study presented at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), researchers used a mobile, automated UV device to decontaminate hospital rooms at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Ohio and analyzed its ability to remove troublesome bacteria, including C. difficile spores. The device, known as Tru-D, uses reflected UVC germicidal energy to decontaminate air and surfaces, including those in...

2009-09-07 14:25:08

Bathing hospital patients with a weak solution of chlorhexidine may help protect them against superbugs, U.S. researchers say. Chlorhexidine is the same anti-bacterial agent used by surgeons to scrub in before an operation. The study, published in Critical Care Medicine, found giving critically ill hospital patients a daily sponge bath with a 4 percent solution of chlorhexidine may lower deadly blood stream infections by as much as 73 percent. Even when they are not fatal, hospital-acquired...

2009-09-04 11:28:31

Chlorhexidine bathing is cheap and effective means of protecting patients from superbugs Giving critically ill hospital patients a daily bath with a mild, soapy solution of the same antibacterial agent used by surgeons to "scrub in" before an operation can dramatically cut down, by as much as 73 percent, the number of patients who develop potentially deadly bloodstream infections, according to a new study by patient safety experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and five other institutions....

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2009-07-31 08:35:00

Hopkins experts in applied physics, computer engineering, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, microbiology, pathology and surgery have unveiled a 7-foot-tall, $10,000 shower-cubicle-shaped device that automatically sanitizes in 30 minutes all sorts of hard-to-clean equipment in the highly trafficked hospital emergency department. The novel device can sanitize and disinfect equipment of all shapes and sizes, from intravenous line poles and blood pressure cuffs, to pulse oximeter wires and...

2009-06-23 08:28:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that it has begun shipping BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressings to customers. Separately, the company announced that it has been awarded reimbursement codes for the dressings, allowing the products to be reimbursable by Medicare. BIOGUARD will offer surgeons, wound care clinicians, infection control experts and primary care doctors a new...

2009-06-03 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MZEI) is pleased to announce the commencement of a second series of laboratory trials of the Company's AsepticSure hospital sterilization technology, which is intended to build upon the success of its research to date. Dr. Michael E. Shannon, Director of Medical Affairs for Medizone stated, "Our first round of trials using this technology produced results that exceeded our expectations in...

2009-05-29 21:37:12

An antibiotic resistant bacteria was found in 79 percent of Swedish sewage sludge samples tested, researchers in Scandinavia say. Study leader Leena Sahlstrom of the Finnish Food Safety Authority, working with the Swedish National Veterinary Institute, says the danger the bacteria -- vancomycin resistant enterococci -- present in the wastewater treatment by-product and used as a fertilizer or soil conditioner could pass its superbug resistance genes to other bacteria in the human food chain....

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2009-05-29 10:14:41

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer. Researchers writing in the open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica point out the danger of antibiotic resistance genes passing into the human food chain. Leena Sahlström, from the Finnish Food safety Authority, worked with a team of researchers from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute to study sewage sludge from a waste-water...


Latest Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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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.