Hospital Medicine

Could New Blood Test Detect Cancer? | Medical Blog

A blood test that could revolutionize the way doctors detect and treat cancer is one step closer to becoming available. Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with

Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infection | Feature

Clostridium difficile is the one of the most common infectious causes of healthcare-associated diarrhea. A systematic review has outlined recommendations for prevention strategies to reduce the burden of these infections.

A Strategy to Prevent Postoperative Pneumonia | Opinion Article

Postoperative pneumonia is the third most common complication among surgical patients and is the third most common infectious complication after urinary tract and wound infections.

Light Technology Zaps Hospital Superbugs | Medical Blog

A lighting system appears to be able to kill hospital superbugs—including MRSA and C. Difficile—by decontaminating the air and exposed surfaces in a narrow spectrum of visible-light

Conference Highlights: ICAAC Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

The 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, or ICAAC, held its 2010 annual meeting from September 12 to 15 in Boston. Among the news emerging

Raising Awareness on Breakthrough Cancer Pain | Feature

Breakthrough cancer pain is highly prevalent, but providers can take steps to reduce the disease burden and offer treatments that may improve outcomes.

New Superbug Surfaces in Three States | Medical Blog

An alarming new adaptable gene that can turn several common germs and types of bacteria into superbugs, resistant to almost all antibiotics, has infected people in the

Managing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections | Feature

New guidelines for catheter-associated urinary tract infections encourage restricted use of catheterization to patients with clear indications and prompt removal of catheters when they are no longer needed.

Experimental Paint Kills MRSA Bacteria | Medical Blog

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces that safely and effectively kills methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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