• Treatment for Skin Infection May be Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant Chronic Rhinosinusitis
    The treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) includes the use of repeated doses of systemic antibiotics. Unfortunately, this treatment option may prove to be counter-productive. A recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented an increase ...More
    April 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Research on Bacteria 'Magic Spot' May Lead to Better Antibiotics
    Scientists have unraveled the behavior of one key component of bacteria, a finding that may lead to better, more effective antibiotics. The researchers studied a mechanism of action they call the "magic spot" - an important regulator of gene expression. They ...More
    April 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Scientists Strive to Knock Out Hospital `Superbugs'
    Doctors from the University of Edinburgh and local intensive care units have linked to fight an antibiotic-resistant infection which attacks some hospital patients. The scientists aim to find new treatments for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) at a time when bacteria ...More
    April 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Few New Antibiotics Are in the Pipeline
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Despite a critical need for new antibiotics to treat drug-resistant infections and other infectious diseases, very few new antibiotics are being developed, according to a study in the May 1, 2004 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. To document trends, ...More
    April 19, 2004 Posted in News
  • Potentially Severe Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infections are on the Rise Among Children and Others Not Previously at Risk
    PHILADELPHIA - Public health experts are warning of a dramatic increase in potentially severe antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among children and other populations who until recently were not considered to be at risk. The information was presented today ...More
    April 19, 2004 Posted in News
  • New Drug-resistant Strain of Salmonella is Identified
    Newswise -- Researchers from Taiwan report the identification of a new form of drug-resistant salmonella bacterium in this week's issue of The Lancet. Salmonella enterica serotype choleraesuis usually causes infections that require antimicrobial treatment. ...More
    April 16, 2004 Posted in News
  • Washington Hospitals Reduce Rates of Surgical Infection
    SEATTLE -- Eleven Washington state hospitals have worked for the last year as part of the Surgical Infection Prevention Collaborative Northwest (SIP NW) to reduce their rates of surgical infections, which are recognized as a major preventable form of patient injury, ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • Australian "Mud Football" Game Sickens Players
    Participants in a charity "mud football" competition in Western Australia didn't just get exercise and entertainment; more than one-quarter of the players went to the emergency room the next day with infected wounds, according to a study in the April 15, 2004 issue of ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Antioxidants May Increase Sepsis Survival
    DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Combining antioxidants with the standard sepsis treatments of antibiotics and fluid resuscitation can increase sepsis survival in an animal model, according to an article in the February 2004 issue of Critical Care Medicine. "Our study suggests ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist Recommends Avoiding Antibacterial Soaps
    Newswise - Before you buy antibacterial soap you should know your soap may do more harm than good, says Peggy Edwards, chair of the department of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University's Doisy School of Allied Heath Professions. What is dangerous about ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News