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'Antibiogram' to help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness

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Photo: White blood cell eats MRSA [25/11/2014] Use of "antibiograms" in skilled nursing facilities could improve antibiotic effectiveness and help address problems with antibiotic resistance that are becoming a national crisis.'Antibiogram' to help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness - Read more

Antibiotics get a “time-out”

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Glas of water next to some pills [19/11/2014] Resistance to antibiotics is an important health concern that affects both the spread of infections, like Clostridium difficile, and the medication budget. Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) examined the effectiveness of adopting an antibiotic “time-out” during treatment, which involves regularly re-evaluating the treatment strategy as the clinical situation evolves.Antibiotics get a “time-out” - Read more

"Preventive precautions": Averting dementia

Ever since Alois Alzheimer was the first person to describe a type of dementia exactly 150 ago, research has been tireless in counteracting numerous types of dementia. It becomes more and more apparent: certain risk factors weigh heavily in the development of dementia. "Preventive precautions": Averting dementia - Read more

Pain therapy: light as a treatment component

The circadian rhythm dictates the rhythm of life on Earth. The human body also responds to changing lighting conditions. In the MEDICA TECH FORUM, Dr. Andreas Wojtysiak of OSRAM explains how lighting specialists and health professionals utilize the light’s influence on the central nervous system during the treatment of chronic pain patients.Pain therapy: light as a treatment component - Read more

Disaster response: "It is very important that civilian and military organizations collaborate"

Military meets industry – DiMiMED, the International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine, takes place for the second time at MEDICA. We spoke with CPT Stephanie Smith of the Canadian Field Hospital who will talk there about the operations of the Disaster Assistance Response Team tomorrow.Disaster response: "It is very important that civilian and military organizations collaborate" - Read more

 
 

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