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Wound infection: Bicellin antibiotic therapy by lainak Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 2:54pm Wound infection (Staphylococcus aureus): Bicellin antibiotic therapy Staphylococcus aureus, also called S. aureus or “staph,” is a bacterium that frequently colonizes the human skin and is present in the nose of about 25-30% of U.S. adults. S. aureus can exist in this form without harming its host or causing symptoms. However, if there is a br ... Read on »
Wound Infections from Colon Surgery May Raise Risk for Blood Clots by Medline Plus Posted Fri 18 Jan 2013 4:00pm Even when patients took blood thinners, study found higher rate of dangerous clots in lungs, legs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Clots , Colonic Diseases , Surgery Read on »
Marine and Saltwater Infections by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:28am http://www.vagabondinglife.com/vagabonding-travel-injuries/ I have been wanting to write a post about this topic, for some time now.  I saw a fair number of these types of wounds, working in Greece, over the summer.  My interest in these types of unique infections started in med school, treating oil rig workers from the Gulf of Mexico ... Read on »
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems by FDA Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 12:00am Date Issued: February 24, 2011 Audience: Health Care Providers: Prescribing physicians and clinicians responsible for the ongoing care of patients whose wounds are being managed with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Patients and Caregivers Device: NPWT promotes healing ... Read on »
Medicinal Honey - The News Just Keeps Getting Sweeter by Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm Have you ever noticed that the honey in your cupboard never goes bad? Honey has been used externally to treat burns and wounds for thousands of years, from Ancient Egypt though World War II. It fell out of favor in recent decades when antibiotic drugs became widely available. Now the appeal has come full circle, as some bacteria have become resis ... Read on »
Manuka honey research reveals its potential to promote wound healing by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 02 Feb 2012 8:21am Honey has for a long time been used as a traditional remedy in the treatment of wounds, particularly for the prevention and treatment of infection. Any potential here has real significance these days, at least in part because we’re seeing the emergence of more strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. And also because chronic (long ... Read on »
Risk Factors for Bone Infection in Diabetic Wounds Identified by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm Individuals with diabetes have a greater risk for developing open wounds (ulcers) due to reduced sensation and circulation. Diabetic ulcers can become infected and severe infection may reach the bone. The medical term for bone infection is osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis associated with diabetic wounds worsens the chances of recovery. Treatment of ... Read on »
Antibiotics in nutshell!!! by Dr. Virashri R. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:13pm An antibiotic is a substance or compound that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics can be broadly classified as either bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Bactericidals kill bacteria directly where bacteriostatics prevent cell division. Antibiotics which target the bacterial cell wall (penicillins, cephalosporins), or cell membrane (po ... Read on »
Tracking outbreaks of unusual breast augmentation infections by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:03am An interesting study of microbial forensics was published about surgical wound infections caused by an unusual and rapidly growing mycobacterium (seen at right) developed in 15 women after breast augmentation. Using sophisticated DNA sequencing, the outbreak was traced back to a single surgeon operating at an outpatient surgery center. Id ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »