Surgery

Surgical implications of rising heroin abuse

With heroin abuse on the rise in the United States, related surgical complications are also increasing, including severe infections and complications related to heroin injection. A firsthand perspective on how acute care ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An eNose that sniffs out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections

A recent study conducted at the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Fimlab in Finland has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used to identify the most common ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigators use light to kill microbial 'vampires'

On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group's latest paper in a tweet: "If S. aureus is going to drink our blood like a vampire, let's kill it with sunlight."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Technology leads to better treatment for Staphylococcus aureus sepsis

A new testing and treatment approach led to shorter hospital stays for patients with Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections. Study results were presented at the ASM Microbe 2017 conference in New Orleans, LA, on June ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Survey finds fungal skin infections commonly misdiagnosed

Fungal skin infections may be commonly misdiagnosed, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology by George Washington University (GW) dermatologist Adam Friedman, M.D.

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