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Study provides better understanding of bacteria’s role in recurrent UTIs
Mon, 13 May 2019 23:29:25 -0400
A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections.
Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:09:29 -0400
New research from the University of Sydney has found the severity of febrile seizures following vaccination is no different to febrile seizures from another cause, such as from a virus, and that the majority of seizures are short-lived, self-resolving and don't require ongoing treatment.
Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:35:33 -0400
When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn't supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4.
Novel technology set to play key role in the fight against anti-microbial resistance
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 03:54:20 -0400
Increasing pressures on health services have led to the over-prescription of commonly used antibiotics, more instances of mis-prescription and subsequently, the emergence of antibiotic resistance and an increased reliance on antibiotics of last resort.
Presence of bacteria in urine does not always point to infection, shows study
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:13:04 -0400
Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:04:00 -0400
Beware the ball pit. Ball pits used in children's physical therapy - similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families - may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, published by Elsevier.
First-in-human pilot study shows positive results for ‘bacteria-phobic’ catheter
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:03:00 -0400
Camstent Ltd., the company applying proprietary bacteria-phobic polymer coatings to medical devices, has been notified of initial results from the first-in-man pilot study for its CE marked coated catheter.
Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 01:32:41 -0400
Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children.
Bacteria-killing glass offers hope to combat deadliest hospital infections
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:57:36 -0400
Scientists at Aston University have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours.
ICHE’s reviews on surgical infections, unnecessary urine tests, and nurses' role in antibiotic stewardship
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:02:15 -0400
Changes to standard urine orders in a computer physician order entry (CPOE) system, resulted in a 45% reduction in unnecessary urine cultures ordered, a change that is expected prevent unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic patients whose bacteria counts are above normal.