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  • Infectious Diseases Experts Issue New Strategies Report to Address Growing "Superbug" Problem
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- A new report presented today in Atlanta at a key meeting of federal policymakers and infectious diseases experts outlines a three-pronged strategy to address the growing public health and patient safety crisis of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" and other ...More
    December 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Battling the Superbugs
    Sometimes, the laws of evolution play against us. Just as the turning of centuries and generations have made we mere humans a stronger, healthier race, so to have the years been kind to our nemeses.The organisms that lurk in today’s healthcare environments are more ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Hospitals Adopt STERIS Advanced Room Sterilization Technology in the Fight Against Superbugs
    MENTOR, Ohio -- STERIS Corporation announces it has received the first orders for its VaproSure Room Sterilizer from several U.S. hospitals. The VaproSure Room Sterilizer incorporates STERIS patented technologies and is the first product of its kind for the healthcare ...More
    October 24, 2007 Posted in News
  • Oral Antibiotics Effective to Treat Severe Urinary Tract Infections
    Although doctors routinely use IV antibiotics to cure patients with severe urinary tract infections (UTI), a new review from suggests that oral antibiotics work just as well — from treating acute symptoms to preventing long-term complications of UTI. In light of this ...More
    October 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves DORIBAX™ for the Treatment of Complicated Intra-Abdominal and Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
    RARITAN, N.J. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved DORIBAXTM (doripenem for injection) as a new treatment for complicated intra-abdominal and complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis. DORIBAX has demonstrated activity against a ...More
    October 15, 2007 Posted in News
  • Infectious Diseases Experts Applaud Bill Against "Bad Bugs"
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- With extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, life-threatening drug-resistant respiratory and skin infections, and other "bad bugs" routinely making headlines, infectious diseases physicians are applauding Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) and Rep. Michael Ferguson ...More
    October 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Says Cranberries Provide Urinary Tract Protection for up to Two Years
    LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in five women will develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) during her lifetime, and 20 percent of those will have UTIs on a recurrent basis. The good news is that cranberry research supports not ...More
    August 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Effective Infection Prevention Programs Include Proactive Measures
    Abstract The U.S. healthcare system is burdened with 3.2 billion dollars of added cost each year to battle multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs). The two primary organisms are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Do You Know Where Your Foley Is?
    During the fall of 2004, the Idaho infection control department at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) in Boise, Idaho, began using a Web-based data-mining software system (MedMined). As a result of using MedMined, it was identified that SARMC’s Urine Nosocomial ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • TOC July 2007
    Getting to the Point of Sharps Safety Best Practices Facilities Embrace Sharps Safety Plans at Different Speeds and Success Rates By Michelle Beaver Safety Syringes: Is Your Institution Stuck in the Stone Age? By Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC Catheters and Infection ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles