Search Tag: Infections

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Algorithm that Predicts Deadly Hospital Infection Misses 67% of Cases

2021 28 Jun

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a system used to identify cases of sepsis missed most instances and frequently issued false alarms. Sepsis accounts for nearly 1 million hospitalisations in the US annually and is a major contributor to hospital length of stay, healthcare costs, and in-hospital mortality (up to 15%).... Read more

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Infection Prevention 2021

2021 27 Sep

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Control infections with leadership rounding

2018 09 May

Leadership rounding is known to be an effective way to boost staff morale and keep them connected with your hospital. According to new research, such practice could be the key to better infection control. This is because leadership rounding can create a sense of "psychologic safety," which makes frontline staff and clinicians more comfortable revealing... Read more

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Early Detection System for Catheter Infections

2016 28 Apr

A research team led by the University of Bath has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients’ health and costs the NHS an estimated £120 million per year.   Urinary catheters are used in people who have difficulty passing urine naturally and are often used during or... Read more

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Bundled Intervention Reduces Surgical Site Infections

2015 03 Jun

A multicentre study published in JAMA shows that implementation of a multifaceted intervention can be effective in reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.   Twenty hospitals in nine U.S. states participated in this study. Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD, of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa... Read more

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A £2m Award To Study Bacterial Polymer Resistance

2014 04 Aug

Morgan Alexander, Professor of Biomedical Surfaces in the School of Pharmacy and Paul Williams, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham, have each received a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award worth a combined £2m. These are the first of its kind awards and the two researchers have been... Read more

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Attacking MRSA With Metals from Antibacterial Clays

2013 20 May

In the race to protect society from infectious microbes, the bugs are outrunning us. The need for new therapeutic agents is acute, given the emergence of novel pathogens as well as old foes bearing heightened antibiotic resistance. Shelley Haydel, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has a new approach to developing effective,... Read more

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WHO Recommendation on Influenza Virus Vaccines for Northern Hemisphere

2013 19 Mar

On 21 February 2013, WHO issued its recommendation for the composition of influenza vaccines for the 2013-2014 influenza season in the northern hemisphere. A short headline report on the vaccine recommendations for next season is available as well as a more detailed report which also contains information on the antiviral resistance and the laboratory-assessed... Read more

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Researchers Discover How the Bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus Colonises the Nose

2013 05 Mar

A collaboration between researchers at the  School of Biochemistry and Immunology  and the  Department of Microbiology  at Trinity College Dublin has identified a mechanism by which the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonises our nasal passages. The study, recently published in the prestigious journal PLOS Pathogens, shows for the first... Read more