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  • Kansas State University Researchers Map Links Between Salmonella and Sepsis
    Research by industrial engineering and biology researchers at Kansas State University marks a significant milestone in the battle against sepsis, the second highest cause of death in intensive care units in the U.S. The study, "An Agent-Based Model of a Hepatic Inflammatory ...More
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  • Study Suggests Repurposed Deworming Drugs Could Combat C. difficile
    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a potential new weapon against Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes hundreds of thousands of severe intestinal infections in the U.S. every year and is frequently fatal. The researchers found that ...More
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  • UNC Researchers Identify How Hepatitis A Virus Causes Liver Injury
    Hepatitis researchers have long thought that immune cells sent by the body to attack virus-infected cells in the liver cause the acute liver injury associated with hepatitis A virus (HAV) and other hepatitis viruses. Yet, investigators at the University of North Carolina at ...More
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  • Researchers Discover, Successfully Treat New Variant of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterium
    Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have discovered a new mutation in a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli that resists clearance by the body’s own immune system by inhibiting white blood cells that ordinarily kill and remove bacteria. In a paper ...More
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  • Adults Can Protect Themselves With Pneumococcal Vaccines
    There are two vaccines that provide protection against pneumococcal disease. Talk to your healthcare professional to make sure you are up to date on these and other recommended vaccines. Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease kills thousands of adults, ...More
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  • The Hawthorne Effect at Work
    The medical field has known for almost 200 years that disinfecting hands saves lives by reducing the ability to carry disease. But even in 2016, global hand hygiene compliance remains shockingly low. At any given time, the World Health Organization (WHO) notes the presence ...More
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  • New Jersey Hospitals Collaborate to Save Lives in First Year of Sepsis Work
    Through an innovative Sepsis Learning and Action Collaborative, hospitals across New Jersey implemented life-saving sepsis detection and care tools, resulting in nearly 400 lives saved in one year of targeted action. "Under this collaborative model, New Jersey hospitals ...More
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  • New Analysis Explores the Geographical Origins of Influenza
    A computer model developed by scientists at the University of Chicago shows that small increases in transmission rates of the seasonal influenza A virus (H3N2) can lead to rapid evolution of new strains that spread globally through human populations. The results of this ...More
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  • Moving the Needle on Healthcare Quality and Costs
    Bucking national trends, a new study shows that a program is making a difference in healthcare quality and cost. Developed by University of Utah Health Care (UUHC), the so-called value driven outcomes (VDO) program breaks down health procedure costs to the level of each ...More
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