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Hospital Acquired Acinetobacter Bloodstream Infections: The Risk Factors

Acinetobacter infections in at-risk patients, emphasizing challenges and advocating for safer catheter materials to prevent severe complications Bloodstream infections from Acinetobacter baumannii-Acinetobacter calcoaceticus are more common in critically ill and debilitated institutionalized patients, who are heavily exposed to health care settings and invasive devices … (and) in hospital mortality rate was significantly higher among [...]

2024-02-14T17:29:43+00:00February 19th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Sepsis Update: Study Shows Prognosis Worse in Patients With Hospital-acquired Sepsis

Study reveals alarming trends in hospital-acquired sepsis and advocates safer medical solutions. Although comprising only 11.3% of severe sepsis hospitalizations, HA-SS (Hospital Acquired Severe Sepsis) posed significant healthcare burdens, accounting for 20% of severe sepsis deaths and over 34.9% of all severe sepsis-related hospital costs in the consortium” … David Page, MD, MD. Greg [...]

2024-02-15T00:51:03+00:00February 19th, 2024|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Drug-Eluting Resorbable Scaffold: Hope For Those with Below-knee Vascular Disease

Study calls into question the practice of repeat angioplasties for recurrent stenosis of arteries below the knee Among patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia and infrapopliteal artery disease (below the knee), angioplasty has been associated with frequent reintervention and adverse limb outcomes from restenosis” … Brian DeRubertis, MD, New England Journal of Medicine, January 4, [...]

2024-02-14T17:30:16+00:00February 19th, 2024|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Hospital Acquired VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus) Central-Line Infections

VRE bloodstream infections from infected central-line infections can cause long-term complications if not treated. Seven out of eleven CLA-BSIs (central-line associated bloodstream infections) in 2010 were caused by VRE (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) faecium” …Dr. Matthew Exline, MD, in Critical Care 2013, 17(R41). What else did Dr. Exline report in his article “Beyond the bundle-journey-journey [...]

2024-02-14T17:28:12+00:00February 18th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Bedsore Litigation Update: Ineffective Decubitus Ulcer Care in Focus

In our study, patients with Medicare or Medicaid were significantly more likely to develop a pressure ulcer than patients with private insurance… In our study, patients with Medicare or Medicaid were significantly more likely to develop a pressure ulcer than patients with private insurance… Our results indicate that Black and Hispanic patients had significantly [...]

2024-02-14T17:28:49+00:00February 18th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Follow-up on the Single-incision Mini-Sling NEJM Data

The underlying data compared complications of the retropubic slings with transobturator slings and compared the Altis mini-sling to Bard’s mini-sling. We have been waiting for the underlying data from the New England Journal of Medicine, published on March 31, 2022. The underlying data compared complications of the retropubic slings with transobturator slings and compared [...]

2024-02-14T17:29:17+00:00February 18th, 2024|News, Vaginal Mesh|0 Comments

Neonatal Sepsis Update: Standard PICCs vs. Antimicrobial-impregnated PICCs

Flaws in polyurethane catheters and the battle against central line infections We found no evidence of benefit or harm associated with miconazole and rifampin-impregnated PICCs compared with standard PICCs for newborn babies. Future research … should focus on other types of antimicrobial impregnation of PICCs and alternative approaches for preventing infection” … Professor Ruth Gilbert, MD, [...]

2024-02-14T17:27:43+00:00February 17th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Effective Care for Bone Infections and Sacral Decubitus Ulcers in Hospitals

Reviewing cases where infectious disease specialists are not treating obvious symptoms of soft tissue infections from hospital or nursing home acquired bedsores If the wound will not be closed, we find no clear evidence supporting a role for antibiotic therapy” … Dr. Darren Wong, USC, Division of Infectious Disease in Clinical Infectious Disease, 2019:68. [...]

2024-02-14T17:26:26+00:00February 17th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Silicosis: Artificial Bench Workers, Unaware of Consequences of Toxic Dust Exposure

Exposing the risks of artificial stone cutting, and seeking justice against multinational manufacturers The etiology of silicosis is clear, preventable, and controllable, but the onset is hidden, and the duration is long. Thus, it is difficult to diagnose it early and treat it effectively, leaving workers unaware of the consequences of dust exposure. As [...]

2024-02-14T17:27:02+00:00February 17th, 2024|News, Stone Cutter Lung Injury|0 Comments

Midurethral Sling Update: 2023 Nearly Over, PVDF Still Not Available in United States

Mid-urethral slings made from PVDF are still not available in the United States, despite being available across the rest of the world Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is known to have better textile and biological properties”… Dr. Ann-Sophia Page, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 279, December 2022, pgs. 60-71. Dr. Greg [...]

2024-02-14T17:25:07+00:00February 16th, 2024|News, Vaginal Mesh|0 Comments
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