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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 »
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 »
HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am Feb 23           Hospital-acquired infections, also called nosocomial infections, are usually ones that first appears three days after a patient is admitted to a hospital or other health-care facility.  About 5-10% of patients admitted to hospitals in the United States develop t ... Read on »
Before Surgery: Your Top 6 Hospital Risks by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm It's a fact of life: people checking into the hospital face risks. Expecting to get better, some actually wind up getting worse. We've all heard the horror stories about hospital risks after surgery. There's the danger of medical complications, like bleeding or infection. Then there are the human errors, like getting the wrong drug o ... Read on »
Staph Skin Infections: Cause and Prevention by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 5:10am Staph skin infections are caused by staph bacteria (Staphylococcus). Staph infections range from boils to flesh-eating infections to antibiotic-resistant infections. The difference between these situations is the strength of the infection, how fast it spreads, how deep it goes, and how treatable it is (or isn't) with ant ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 19 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm UK Scientists Report Possible 'Breakthrough' for New Drug to Fight Staph British scientists believe they are close to developing a new antibiotic to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterial infection that causes thousands of illnesses and deaths in hospitals each year. BBC News reports that researchers at Dest ... Read on »
MRSA: Is Antibiotic Resistant Staph Lurking At Your Gym? by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 3:21pm 1 Comment MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, killed more people last year than the AIDS virus. Find out the symptoms and treatment of MRSA infection and how to protect yourself at the gym from this “super bug.” It’s silent, invisible and potentially deadly. And it could be hiding out at your gym, health club or local fitness center ... Read on »
New Study Identifies Sources For ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:01pm New Study Identifies Sources For Surgical Complications In Older Patients 19 nov 2009--The elderly are more vulnerable to problems after a major surgical procedure than younger patients, but a team of investigators using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) suggest that one way t ... Read on »
Lucian Leape: Put patient safety at the top of your 2010 strategic plan by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 17 Dec 2009 7:34am by Emily Paulsen Part I of a two-part series -- In November 1999, the Institute of Medicine released its groundbreaking report, "To Err is Human," which found that medical errors were to blame for 98,000 patient deaths every year. The report was met with shock and some disbelief and brought the issue of patient safety to national attention. ... Read on »
Autoimmunity Seminar, PBL, and Subacute Session by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:04pm Today was another crazy day. Next year we will be having two clinical days every week instead of just one. I had been thinking that I would like to do my two clinical days back-to-back on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but now I'm not so sure. I am pretty exhausted from two straight days of clinic. Most of the upperclassmen either scheduled their c ... Read on »