• Antibiotic Treatment Not Necessary for Majority of Children with Conjunctivitis
    Most children with infective conjunctivitis do not need treatment with an antibiotic, suggests a study published by The Lancet. One in eight school children have an episode of conjunctivitis every year. This amounts to more than 1 million episodes in the United Kingdom and ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Study Explores the Cause of Bedsores and Other Chronic Wounds
    A study conducted by NYU School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with the Wound Healing Program at Columbia University, sheds new light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of chronic wounds. The findings may help clinicians predict which wounds ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Hospitals Cut Surgical Infection Rate by 27 Percent in One Year
    Fifty-six hospitals from 50 states and U.S. territories, collaborating to improve surgical care, significantly cut the rate of surgical infections for more than 35,000 patients in a year-long, nationwide effort sponsored by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicare ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • More Training and Supervision Needed to Cut Meningitis Deaths
    Improved training and supervision of emergency medical staff is needed to reduce the number of child deaths from meningococcal disease, finds a study in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ). Meningococcal disease remains the most common infectious cause of death in ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Increased Risk of Common Infections in Diabetic Patients
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of contracting respiratory, urinary tract and skin infections than people without diabetes, according to an article in the Aug. 1, 2005 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Diabetes can cause ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Women Progress More Quickly From HIV to AIDS Than Men
    According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report issued earlier this month, the estimated number of AIDS cases increased 15 percent among females and only 1 percent among males, from 1999 to 2003.  Additionally, women develop AIDS at a lower viral ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • ASHES Award Applications and Nominations are Due July 15
    The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) provides Several awards programs to recognize those who are setting the standard and raising the bar for the healthcare environmental services profession. The awards will be presented at the ASHES annual ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics Have Little Benefit for Uncomplicated Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
    Patients with uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis, who were given antibiotics had little difference in symptom relief compared to patients who did not receive antibiotics, according to a study in JAMA. Acute lower respiratory tract illness ...More
    June 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • Emerging Diseases Require a Global Solution
    The threat of potential pandemics such as Ebola, SARS, and avian influenza demands a more holistic approach to disease control, one that prevents diseases from crossing the divide between humans, their livestock, and wildlife, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society ...More
    June 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Treatment Successful Against Elephantiasis
    A single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis (filariasis), a parasitic worm disease that is one of the most common causes of global disability, concludes a study published in this week’s issue of The Lancet. Bancroftian filariasis is a disease ...More
    June 17, 2005 Posted in News