Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research reveals Australia's multi-billion dollar superbug crisis

Analysis by national consortium, OUTBREAK, highlights how urinary tract infections (UTIs) are becoming more persistent and harder to treat, resulting in more people being admitted to hospital where they require longer stays ...

Pediatrics

CLABSI rates have remained stable in neonatal, pediatric ICUs

(HealthDay)—Among critically ill neonates and children, the rates of central catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) remained stable from 2013 to 2018, while population-based catheter-associated urinary tract ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital admissions not related to COVID-19 fell in early 2020

(HealthDay)—Non-COVID-19 hospital admissions decreased considerably with the onset of COVID-19, with declines generally similar across patient demographic subgroups from February to April 2020, according to a report published ...

Medical research

Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviour

With the world's attention focused on combating COVID-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy—the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Yet the problem has not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-invasive biomarkers to diagnose infant urinary tract obstruction

One in every 500 babies is born with a condition called ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), an obstruction of the ureter that prevents urine from flowing from one or both of the kidneys into the bladder. Usually diagnosed ...

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