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ICU Management

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

2015 07 Dec

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) is the most attended infectious disease conference worldwide. This year, more than 10,000 clinicians and scientists attended the congress to present and share the latest research... Read more

Executive Health Management

C. Diff Infection Needs Concerted Action

2015 19 Nov

According to an article published in Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical for controlling the ongoing epidemic of healthcare related Clostridium difficile infection. There is an urgent need to take steps for the reduction of the growing burden of C.Diff infections (CDI). C.diff is known to cause serious... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals Not Making Enough Effort to Prevent C. difficile Infections

2015 29 Apr

According to a survey of a national random sample of hospitals, nearly half of American hospitals aren't taking the steps required to prevent a gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more. The survey was conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System... Read more


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