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Latest Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus Stories

2008-09-10 09:00:48

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As a surgeon and clinical instructor, Dr. Jeffery Deal, MD, FACS, DTMH, knew firsthand about the growing number of patients contracting ... and dying from ... Hospital Acquired Infections. He was also keenly aware that infections are quickly spreading beyond the healthcare system into schools, gyms, prisons and retirement homes. A 2004 study supervised by Dr. Deal tracked 13,510 admissions at an accredited 450-bed regional hospital. Almost fifteen...

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2005-04-11 09:15:00

In hospitals, harmful bacteria can be transferred to patients, study says HealthDay News -- Harmful bacteria can linger on computer keyboards in hospitals, making it easy for the germs to spread to patients, a new study finds. To combat the problem, a research team led by Dr. Gary Noskin, medical director for healthcare epidemiology and quality at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, suggests that those using multi-user computers should wash their hands after each use. In addition,...


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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