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Infections

Significant morbidity and mortality is caused by healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), including surgical site infections (SSIs), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and other healthcare-related infections and conditions caused by drug-resistant pathogens that jeopardize patient safety.


  • Genes That Increase Children's Risk of Blood Infection are Identified
    A team led by Oxford University has identified genes that make certain children more susceptible to invasive bacterial infections by performing a large genome-wide association study in African children. Bacteremia, bacterial infection of the bloodstream, is a major cause of ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Babies Fed Directly From Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections
    Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, according to a recent study by researchers at the Research Institute at ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Infections Can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children
    Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. This is the conclusion reached by a team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München during a study published in the current issue of JAMA. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vaccine Adjuvant Protects Against Post-Burn Infection
    Research findings published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, suggests that the use of a FDA-approved drug may serve a dual purpose by protecting people who are at high risk of infection, including those with severe burns, cancer, and other ...More
    April 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Infections of the Heart With Common Viruses
    A review article has been published in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design which provides an overview of the recent literature discussing the different clinical forms of heart disease resulting from virus infections including the prognosis, and current therapies. Many ...More
    March 31, 2016 Posted in News
  • Diagnosing Ear Infections Using a Smartphone
    Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have developed a method that simplifies the diagnosis of ear infections (otitis media), something which annually affects half a billion children worldwide. The software-based method automatically analyses images from a digital ...More
    March 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • Breastfeeding, Vaccinations Help Reduce Ear Infection Rates in Babies
    In what would be considered good news for many parents a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston finds the rates of ear infections during a baby's first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher rates of breastfeeding, use of ...More
    March 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Evolving Insights Into Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections
    Recent research progress into how bacteria adapt and evolve during chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients could lead to better treatment strategies being developed, according to a new review by the University of Liverpool. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a ...More
    March 4, 2016 Posted in News
  • Steroid Injections Too Soon Before Joint Replacement May Increase Infection Risk
    Injections received in the months prior to total knee (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) surgery may increase the risk for infection and related complications, according to two studies--among the largest conducted on this topic--presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the ...More
    March 2, 2016 Posted in News
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