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Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 01:51:18 -0400
Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Scientists identify cause of antibiotic resistance
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:50:00 -0400
Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body.
New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 08:49:06 -0400
Preventing stressful, and often unnecessary, hospital admissions for older Australians living in residential aged care facilities is the aim of a new $1.9 million program funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.
Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:31:00 -0400
Each year, around 60,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Europe and the U.S., and this number is growing.
LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:50:52 -0400
LUCA Biologics, a biotechnology company co-founded by Dr. Jacques Ravel, announced today it will develop live biotherapeutics for widespread, unmet medical needs in women's health. Ravel will serve as LUCA's Chief Scientist.
Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:46:59 -0400
A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts.
E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:06:29 -0400
Virulent and multi-drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli can thrive in women’s gut even without any symptoms, a new study found.
NHS England pilot paves way for new smartphone-based UTI test
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 04:38:00 -0400
WOMEN who suspect they have a urinary tract infection will be able to access fast-track testing and treatment — without seeing a GP — as part of a ground-breaking NHS England pilot scheme being trialed in 38 ‘Pharmacy First’ branches across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
LexaGene’s beta prototype achieves 98.2% consistency with reference lab data
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:58:39 -0400
LexaGene Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops genetic analyzers for rapid pathogen detection and other molecular markers, announced today the test results from its first beta prototype placed at the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA. Mass Vet is one of 24 hospitals owned and operated by Ethos Veterinary Health.
Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:45:45 -0400
Broader monitoring of patients is needed to reduce the number of people who develop a urinary tract infection after being discharged from the hospital, new research by Oregon State University suggests.