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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … Continue reading

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Kids Who Carry MRSA at Risk for Infections


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Kids who carry the MRSA germ but show no infections are at a great risk for developing a full blown infection. The study, by the John Hopkins Children Center, involved 3,140 children admitted to the … Continue reading

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Can Suicide Bombing Bacteria Fight Infections?


By Ken Buben, FancyScrubs.com Wow, can this be true? Scientists in Singapore have found a new way of killing pseudomonas aeruginosa, a species that thrives wherever humans are weak. It commonly infects hospital patients whose immune systems are quite frail. … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Testing for Hospital Acquired Infections


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com C. Difficile Infections A Massachusetts company Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc., received approval by the European regulators to market their test device for hospital acquired infection C. difficile. “Our assays are developed to incorporate evolving clinical needs,” IMDx CEO Alice Jacobs said in … Continue reading

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Hospital Infections Continue at Teaching Hospitals


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Today we learn that teaching hospitals in the United States still do not protect well against infections especially the CLABSI -central-line associated bloodstream infections according to Consumer Reports. The data came either from one of … Continue reading

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