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Vancomycin- Resistant Enterococce (VRE) by Megan Posted Thu 11 Jul 2013 12:00am What is vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)? Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a type of bacteria called enterococci that have developed resistance to many antibiotics , especially vancomycin . Enterococci bacteria live in our intestines and on our skin , usually without causing problems. Enterococci bacteria ... Read on »
ID Learning Unit — Aminoglycosides by Paul Sax Posted Thu 06 Jun 2013 4:05pm You young whippersnappers out there may not believe it, but we once used aminoglycosides all the time — literally every day on inpatient medical and surgical services, especially in the ICUs. They were an inevitable part of “triples” (e.g., amp/gent/clinda), a broad-spectrum combination given to almost every critically ill patient way bac ... Read on »
If chlamydia infect cervix as well as the infection stays untreated, it might later infect fallopian tubes by winter1101 Posted Wed 25 Jun 2014 3:33pm What medicine can cure chlamydial epididymitis? What are possible Chlamydia signs? The followings are a number of possible warning signs of chlamydia infection in women: 1 When chlamydia trachomatis infection women's urethra, the urinary system is often affected even symptoms may be slight or no symptoms enroll in all. But a very infection can ... Read on »
Healthcare-Associated Infections Detailed in New Reports by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Fri 06 Jan 2012 7:20am The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released six reports with data collected from California's hospitals on certain types of healthcare-associated infections. “These reports provide the most detailed picture yet of healthcare-associated infections in California's hospitals,” CDPH Director, Dr. Ron Chapman said. "The informa ... Read on »
New Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections Released by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 5:19am Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today announced the release of new reports summarizing healthcare associated infection (HAI) data collected from California's hospitals in 2011 on several types of infections. “These reports expand our knowledge of these dangerous infection ... Read on »
New Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections Released by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Mon 25 Nov 2013 4:08pm Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today announced the release of new reports summarizing healthcare associated infection (HAI) data , collected from California's hospitals in 2012 on several types of infections. An updated, interactive map highlighting individual hospital inf ... Read on »
Save our Antibiotics for Big Bacterial Infections NOT for use on viruses by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Fri 22 Apr 2011 10:40am Antibiotic Stewardship   by JP Saleeby, MD To open up, I want to make it perfectly clear the intentions of this article by stating a few facts.  These are facts back up by loads of peer-reviewed publications.  These facts are likewise rational and logical. Fact:  Antibiotics save lives. Fact:  Antibiotics reduce morbidity ... Read on »
Urinary Tract Infections in Males? by Krystal Plonski Posted Sun 01 May 2011 12:00am http://www.umm.edu/graphics/images/en/1122.jpg So when most of us think of the medical term “urinary tract infection,” (UTI) we automatically think of females, right? Well that is because the female urinary tract has a shorter urethra (tube that connects the urinary bladder to the outside world), indicating a easier and shorter pa ... Read on »
Urinary Tract Infection - Medications by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Oct 2012 11:08am Many Alzheimer's caregivers can tell you "sad" stories about UTIs that went untreated. These stories result in trips to the emergency room, hospitalizations or worse. They lead to heartache, and sometimes heartbreak. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Of late, we are having a lot of discussion about urinary tract ... Read on »
Interview with infection control expert Irena Kenneley, PhD by David W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 8:55pm Health care-associated infections (HAI) are a big deal, causing suffering and death for many patients. In this interview, Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC and adjunct faculty member at American Sentinel University, describes the problem and the role of infections control professionals. What is an Infection Preventionist or IP? Most Inf ... Read on »