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  • MADRI Hosts Conference on Device-Related Infections
    The 10th Annual Conference of the Multidisciplinary Alliance Against Device-Related Infections (MADRI) will be held June 3-5, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Lost Pines, Texas. The event, directed by Rabih Darouiche, MD, will focus on infections ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Using Electonic Lab Data to Track C. diff is Feasible, Researchers Find
    Stephen R. Benoit, MD, from the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the National Center for Public Health Informatics, and colleagues, sought to determine the feasibility of using electronic laboratory and admission/discharge/transfer data from BioSense, a ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Efficiency of Electronic Prediction Rules for Triage of MRSA Testing Can Save Hospitals Money
    Ari Robicsek, MD, from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and colleagues, acknowledge that a significant number of hospital resources are dedicated to minimizing the number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, including ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Diagnostic Tool to Identify Active Tuberculosis Quickly and Effectively
    Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most pressing public health priorities for the 21st century, with more than one-third of the world's population infected. Active TB disease is a major issue both for the patients who require specific treatment and at a population level, ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Floating Spores Kill Malaria Mosquito Larvae
    There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water and spend much of their larval stage feeding ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Antifungal Compound Found on Tropical Seaweed Has Promising Antimalarial Properties
    Julia Kubanek, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, holds an extract of seaweed for study. A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising antimalarial properties for humans. The ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Careful Cleaning of Children's Skin Wounds Key to Healing, Regardless of Antibiotic Choice
    When it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining may be more important than the choice of antibiotic, according to a new Johns Hopkins Children's ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Efficacy of TB Vaccine is Enhanced
    Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis. The new vaccine affords -- as already proven in mice -- better protection against the disease. The development of a new tuberculosis vaccine is a ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Universal Influenza Vaccine Study Yields Success in Mouse Model
    Adelaide researchers have taken a step closer to the development of a universal flu vaccine, with results of a recent study showing that a vaccine delivered by a simple nasal spray could provide protection against influenza. University of Adelaide researcher Dr. Darren ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Ekahau Develops Solution for Monitoring Hand Hygiene
    Ekahau Inc., a leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announces that it is introducing a Wi-Fi hand hygiene monitoring solution that automatically monitors hand hygiene of employees in the healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene