Search Tag: superbugs

ICU Management

Copper Can Prevent Respiratory Virus Spread

2015 14 Nov

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK. Their study shows that while human coronavirus 229E — closely related to animal coronaviruses that "host... Read more

ICU Management

An Innovative Way to Detect Infectious Disease, Superbugs

2015 10 Jul

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new diagnostic test designed to help clinicians detect infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and deadly superbugs (eg, MRSA and C. difficile) more easily and quickly. They say the new method does not require complicated equipment so tests can be run at room temperature under ordinary conditions.... Read more

Executive Health Management

STOP-IT Trial Shows Antibiotic Use Can Be Reduced

2015 12 Jun

According to researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and 22 other institutions, the duration of antibiotic treatment for complicated abdominal infections can be cut by half and still remain effective. This could play an important role in preventing the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The research team looked at the... 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

Lab Management

Lab Test IDs Superbugs in Hours

2014 10 Sep

Modifying the protocol for Carba NP, a relatively new test for a dangerous form of antibiotic resistance, researchers from Oregon State Public Health Lab (USA) have succeeded in increasing the test’s specificity to 100 percent, Medical News Today reported.The Carba NP test is used for easy identification of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE),... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals Face New Superbug Liabilities

2014 12 Feb

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath Technology Offers Patented SolutionSuperbugs. Nightmare Bacteria. Antibiotic Resistant Strains. No matter what you call it, it is bad news for hospitals, which face increasingly stringent financial penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, patient readmissions and follow-up diagnostics due to hospital-acquired... Read more


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