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Who are the defenders against antimicrobial resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Nearly 2 million Americans per year develop hospital-acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths — the majority of which are caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Resistance...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Scoring systems have been devel­oped and used for decades across a wide variety of ages and illnesses. These scores are intended to measure the degree of illness and provide meaningful predictions for clin­ical outcomes in order...

source: Contagion Live

One of the greatest threats to public health today, in the U.S. and around the world, isn't a new exotic hazard. It's antibiotic resistance: the potential failure of one of our most important and well-known disease-fighting tools. The latest Antibiotic Resistance Threats...

source: STAT

Ultraviolet sanitizing devices could be stationed around hospitals to help prevent the spread of bacteria on workers' devices like smartphones, a small Canadian study suggests. Researchers in British Columbia recruited staff at three hospitals to disinfect their smart...

source: Reuters

This is the first study estimating the extra length of stay and risk factors of mortality attributable to healthcare-associated infection, infection acquired during the hospitalization...

source: MDLinx

A point-prevalence survey conducted in the U.S. in 2011 indicated that 4% of hospitalized patients had a healthcare-associated infection. The survey was repeated in 2015 to assess changes in the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections during a period of national attention...

source: Physician's Weekly

According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is more prevalent in healthcare-associated infections related to the use of medical devices than in HAI associated with surgical...

source: Specialty Medical Dialogues


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