hospital acquired infections

Harvard team crack superbugs’ genetic code


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections. Since 2005, ... Read more...

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Open windows could help prevent infections


February 20th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Air conditioning and the ultra-sterile environment in places like hospitals may actually contribute to infections, say experts.Friendly bacteria found outdoors could be recruited to fend off ... Read more...

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Copper surfaces reduce hospital infections: Experts


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) can be reduced by more than 70 percent by using copper alloys on surfaces which come frequently in contact with microbes, ... Read more...

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New technique to rid hospitals of deadly microbes


December 11th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) A new technique would not only disinfect hospitals worldwide but also stop bed bug outbreaks. "This is the future, because many hospital deaths are preventable with ... Read more...

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Ultrasonic nozzle boosts water’s cleansing power


November 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps boosts water's ability to clean.Tim Leighton, professor at University of Southampton, and Peter Birkin's device works with cold water, minimal ... Read more...

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Panel stresses on infection control in hospitals


October 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Hospital acquired infections (HAI), including those caused by the multi-drug resistant superbug, can be countered by better hygiene and safety management, the country's apex panel ... Read more...

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‘Some two lakh babies die of infection per year’


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) As many as 190,000 babies die in the first four weeks of birth every year in India due to a bacterial infection acquired in the ... Read more...

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Don’t undermine superbug’s presence: Former ICMR chief


October 4th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Even as the health ministry has denied any threat by superbug NDM-1 alleged to be found in Delhi's sewage and drinking water, former Indian Council ... Read more...

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Hospital-acquired infections high in India: Study


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Hospitals in India have a high burden of infections in their intensive care units (ICU) and general wards where patients recuperate, a study said Thursday."In ... Read more...

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A pair of clean hands can save lives (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)


May 4th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Millions of patients admitted in hospitals in the country could recover faster if healthcare workers follow proper hand-washing routine, which helps in avoiding hospital-acquired infections, ... Read more...

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New discovery may help treatment of multi-drug resistant infections


January 6th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery that could lead to novel, effective approaches to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) infections.They found that genetic resistance to antibiotics is not the ... Read more...

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Biocon unveils healthcare unit for critical illnesses


August 17th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Biocon has set up a new comprehensive care division to provide affordable solutions to hospital acquired infections, the leading biotech firm said Tuesday. "The care division has been set ... Read more...

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Linking India to superbug unfair and wrong, says India (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India Thursday termed as unfair and wrong linking a multiple drug-resistant superbug detected in Britain to India saying a number of such bacteria have also been reported ... Read more...

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Unfair to link superbug to India: Government


August 12th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It is unfair to link a multiple drug-resistant superbug detected in Britain to India as a number of such bacteria survive in nature and have been reported ... Read more...

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Superbug could be sinister design of foreign MNCs: Ahluwalia


August 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Contending that the report of a superbug from India could be a "sinister design" of foreign multinational companies, senior Bharatiya Janata Party member S.S. Ahluwalia Thursday ... Read more...

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‘Liquid-glass’ spray prevents build-up of hospital-acquired infections


August 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool is using toys sprayed with 'liquid glass' to prevent the build-up of hospital-acquired infections such as the superbug Staphylococcus aureus, which is ... Read more...

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Bacteria fighting fungal infections


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Irish scientists have said that a bacterial pathogen can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections.Published in the May issue of Microbiology, the research ... Read more...

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Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.Disinfectants are used to ... Read more...

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Disinfectants likely to promote growth of superbugs


December 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to new research, a finding that may have important implications on ... Read more...

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Silver, copper bullets may help slash hospital infections


November 10th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed films of silver and copper that can send bacteria to their grave, adding hope it could slash hospital infections.Dana Filoti, University of New Hampshire, ... Read more...

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How bacteria resist attack


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can 'switch on' production of molecules that kill white blood cells - preventing the bacteria being eliminated by the body's immune system, say researchers ... Read more...

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Doctors least likely to wash hands: Study


October 20th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Even after a clean hands campaign, less than half of the doctors who participated in an Australian study were found to wash their hands after interacting with potentially ... Read more...

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How to reduce infection, lung distress in premature infants


August 11th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A new study suggests that hospital-acquired infections and chronic respiratory distress with oxygen dependency among premature infants in neonatal ICUs can be reduced by improving the quality of ... Read more...

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Now, soap-sniffing technology to ensure health-workers’ hand-hygiene


June 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Health care workers will not be careless about hand hygiene anymore, thanks to a new system called HyGreen that monitors health-care workers' hand hygiene by detecting sanitizer or ... Read more...

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New drugs could counter antibiotic resistant hospital infections


April 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Latest research findings that lack of sufficient phosphate in a bacterium could turn it into a killer could help develop new drugs to disarm the antibiotic resistant pathogens ... Read more...

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Light-activated antibacterial coating may help fight hospital-acquired infections


March 31st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Scientists at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute have developed a new tool to combat hospital-acquired infections- antibacterial coating that is activated by light.The research team, led by Zoie ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel way to fight MRSA


March 26th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed new agents to fight MRSA and other so-called hospital superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.The fluids are a class of ... Read more...

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Infection control strategies for antibiotic-resistant organisms in hospitals


March 16th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Hand-washing, a clean environment, appropriate infection barriers, and early identification of patients at high risk of colonization with a transmissible microorganism are some of the infection control ... Read more...

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Doctors and nurses’ mobile phones crawling with bacteria


March 13th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Cell phones belonging to hospital staff are crawling with bacteria, a potential source of hospital-acquired infections. Medical researchers from Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested doctors and nurses' mobile ... Read more...

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Hospital mobile phones spread superbugs


March 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Mobile phones used by hospital workers can be a source of hospital-acquired infections that kill thousands of people every year, say researchers.These superbugs could easily be transmitted ... Read more...

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Mobile phones are teeming with hospital superbugs


January 4th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): The latest battleground for hospital superbugs, such as Clostridium difficile (C diff) and MRSA, is the humble mobile phone, as scientists reveal the bacteria thrive on handsets.A ... Read more...

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Zinc zipper key to antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infections


December 5th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in America have found that zinc plays a key role in hospital-acquired infections, which are resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment. The ... Read more...

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Hospital bed rails, call buttons and chairs are teeming with superbugs


October 29th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has found that objects closest to patients have the highest level of hospital superbugs that often lead to potentially fatal infections.The researchers found that ... Read more...

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Hospital disinfectants may make bacteria resistant to treatment


October 6th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Detroit, US, suggests that disinfectants used in cleaning hospitals might be giving rise to treatment-resistant ... Read more...

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Experts call for antibiotics crackdown to fight superbugs


July 20th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Health experts have called for rationing of medicines for patients in a bid to halt the spread of hospital superbugs.The new guidance, issued to health boards by ... Read more...

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