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ICU Management

Study: Microbiome Disruption May Have Key Role in ARDS, Sepsis

2016 18 Jul

Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School have found culture-independent evidence that the lung microbiome is enriched with gut bacteria, both in a murine model of sepsis and in patients with ARDS. In more severely critically ill patients, lung bacteria were more outnumbered by the misplaced gut bacteria. The researchers conclude... Read more

Executive Health Management

First Hospital Light Fixture to Kill Bacteria

2015 01 Jul

Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs) was introduced by Kenall Manufacturing at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in Nashville. According to the Centers for... Read more

ICU Management

New Ways to Stop Spread of Staph and MRSA

2015 09 Jun

A new study suggests that a person's environment is more important than their genes in determining the bacteria that inhabit their noses. Interestingly, the study also suggests that some common nasal bacteria may prevent the spread of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (or Staph), which can cause infections.The study, published in the AAAS journal Science... Read more

Executive Health Management

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 City,... Read more

ICU Management

'Good' Bacteria Could Fight Hospital Infections

2015 07 May

A new study published in JAMA has shown that drinking a non-toxic strain of Clostridium difficile bacteria could help reduce the incidence of recurrent infection caused by the toxic strains of the bacteria. C. difficile is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infection in U.S. hospitals. Recurrence occurs in 25 to 30 percent of patients, experts... Read more

ICU Management

miacom diagnostics: New IVD Tools for Direct Testing of Respiratory Samples

2015 24 Apr

miacom diagnostics specialises in the development and commercialisation of diagnostics tools for identification and differentiation of bacteria in acute infectious diseases. The company was founded in Duesseldorf, Germany in 2006 with the vision to develop faster and better diagnostic methods than the ones currently available on the market.“One of the... Read more

Pharmacy Management

New Antibiotic Teixobactin Could be a Game-Changer

2015 10 Jan

A novel method for growing bacteria has finally yielded a promising new antibiotic which could be a major breakthrough ending a decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery. The last new class of antibiotics was discovered nearly three decades ago. During this time, microbes have become more and more resistant. However, a new study published in the... Read more

ICU Management

New Software Predicts Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

2015 05 Jan

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, new drugs are urgently needed, but so are ways to maximise the effective lifespan of these drugs. Researchers at Duke University in the U.S. have developed open-source software that can predict a constantly-evolving infectious bacterium's counter-moves to a new drug before the drug is tested on patients. The... Read more

Lab Management

New Method Detects Antibiotic Resistance Fast

2014 27 Nov

A new method developed by Swedish researchers can rapidly identify which bacteria are causing an infection and detect whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. Results of the study have been published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology."Clinical use of the method would mean that the right antibiotic treatment could be started straightaway,... Read more

ICU Management

Gene Test for Rapid Sepsis Diagnosis

2014 24 Oct

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (BC, Canada) have developed a new test that could help clinicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis. Currently, a typical diagnosis takes about 24 to 48 hours but with this new test, doctors could start treating patients almost immediately, according to the study published... Read more

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