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Highly virulent, drug-resistant P. aeruginosa strain identified in Ohio

August 17, 2014

Researchers have identified a highly virulent, multidrug-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patient samples in a health care system in Ohio, according to a report in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The pathogen produced metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL), which has remained uncommon in the United States, but is an emerging problem in P. aeruginosa in many other countries.

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Use of gloves after hand hygiene may lower rates of bloodstream infections

August 12, 2014
Recent data show using gloves after appropriate hand hygiene was associated with fewer gram-positive bloodstream infections and potential central line-associated…
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Long-term central venous catheter use increased infection risk in older patients with cancer

August 12, 2014
Older adult patients with cancer who experienced long-term exposure to central venous catheters demonstrated an increased risk for infection, according to results of a…
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Umbilical cord samples tested positive for antibacterial agents

August 11, 2014
Recent data show pregnant women and their unborn children are significantly exposed to common antibacterial agents triclosan and triclocarban.The data are being…
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