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New drug trials for hospital-acquired pneumonia cost $89,600 per patient

August 21, 2017

Phase 3 clinical trials of new drugs for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia cost nearly $90,000 per patient, study data showed.

Researchers wrote that biopharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies should improve screening and recruitment strategies to reduce study costs.

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Reduced antibiotic dosing, duration, effective for preventing infection in colorectal surgery

August 21, 2017
Patients undergoing colorectal surgery showed the same rate of surgical site infection whether they were given antibiotics for 24 hours after surgery or only one dose of…

UK hospitals detect more than 200 C. auris cases

August 17, 2017
Hospitals in the United Kingdom detected more than 200 patients either colonized or infected with Candida auris, the emerging and often drug-resistant fungal pathogen…
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C. difficile action plan at Denver Health Medical Center

Infectious Disease News, August 2017
Amelia Nelson, PharmD; Katherine Shihadeh, PharmD
Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI, is frequently a preventable health care-acquired infection that is associated with high morbidity, mortality and cost. It is…
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The Patient with Diarrhea

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Intestinal infections with Clostridium difficile, a spore-forming gram-positive anaerobic bacillus, are among the most…
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Reduced antibiotic dosing, duration, effective for preventing infection in colorectal surgery

August 21, 2017
Patients undergoing colorectal surgery showed the same rate of surgical site infection whether they were given…
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