Bacteria


  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
    Breaking the Chain of InfectionBy Kelly M. PyrekOne of the basic infection control principles is the chain of infection. Transmission of infection in a hospital requires at least three elements: a source of infecting microorganisms, a susceptible host and a means of ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 07/2002: First Line of Defense
    First Line of Defense: Cleaning Patient Rooms By Kathryn Dix In the hubbub of modern medical technology, it's easy to forget the basics. Sometimes we need a reminder not to ignore the first line of defense -- cleaning the patient's personal space. A telephone can carry up ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Bacteria Fights Bacteria to Prevent Cavities
    NEW YORK - It is a case of the good, the bad and the ugly-- or more specifically -- good bateria fighting bad bacteria to prevent cavities. In new research from the Karolinska Institute in Huddigne Sweden, scientists gave laboratory rats doses of "good" bacteria ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in News
  • Cave Paintings Fading From Bacterial Growth
    MADRID - Spanish researchers are trying to determine how to deal with an infestation of bacteria that is slowly eating the color out of one of the nation's most prized tourist sites - the Caves of Altamira. The cave paintings of bison were discovered in 1868 in the northern ...More
    June 26, 2002 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2002: Who wants to be a Microbiologist?
    Who wants to be a Microbiologist? Comical Clues to Cleaning and Disinfecting By Kelli M. Donley He sits across from you in the gray suit, with the perfectly matching gray tie. While he berates you with questions, the only thing you can concentrate on is your increased heart ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Nooks and Crannies:
    Nooks and Crannies: The Breeding Grounds for Bacteria By Kelly M. Pyrek Infection Control Professionals Urge Manufacturers to Redesign Medical Devices With IC Practices in Mind Although crude in a clinical sense, from an antiquities point of view early surgical instruments ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Probiotics Ease Childhood Diarrhea
    HVIDOVRE, Denmark - A new study shows "good bacteria" may help children recover from bouts of diarrhea. Researchers at the University Clinic of Pediatrics in Denmark gave children with diarrhea a supplement containing two different strains of lactobacillus.The bacteria, ...More
    May 30, 2002 Posted in News
  • Good Dental Care May Prevent Some Pneumonia
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new study suggests healthcare workers in nursing homes should help residents brush their teeth to prevent pneumonia. Researchers at the University of Michigan report that aspiration pneumonia, caused when a person inhales small pieces of food and plaque ...More
    May 13, 2002 Posted in News
  • Organ Rejection Eased by Filtered Blood
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Researchers from Johns Hopkins University report that filtering proteins out of blood before transplanting certain organs increases the procedure's success rate. The team found that by filtering bacteria, parasites and proteins from blood, kidney ...More
    May 3, 2002 Posted in News
  • Antacids Promote Bacteria
    A new report shows that taking antacids for heartburn may promote the growth of cancer-causing bacteria. The studies, done on mice, show that the stomach ulcer bacteria Helicobacter pylori grow more rapidly after the use of antacids. The bacteria has been recently linked to ...More
    April 29, 2002 Posted in News