Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant fungus found in Melbourne hospital

Two cases of Candida auris, an emerging, drug-resistant yeast, responsible for hospital outbreaks internationally, were found in one Melbourne hospital ward in 2018, and may be the first instance of transmission of C. auris ...

Medical research

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Noninvasive treatment for men suffering from enlarged prostate

Physicians from Sapienza University in Rome have published promising results of a small prospective interventional trial using noninvasive pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) to treat men suffering from benign prostatic ...

Cardiology

Too much salt weakens the immune system

A high-salt diet is not only bad for blood pressure, but also for the immune system. This is the conclusion of a current study under the leadership of the University Hospital Bonn. Mice fed a high-salt diet were found to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Published consensus statement offers UTI treatment recommendations

They are among the most common ailments for those residing at post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) centers, yet diagnosing and managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) remains a challenging prospect for caregivers at these ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Daily rounding helps curb CAUTIs in pediatric ICU patients

(HealthDay)—Targeted rounding for pediatric patients with an indwelling urinary catheter is an effective and sustainable strategy to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study recently ...

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