Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protocol reduces sternal wound infections in children by 61 percent

A two-year effort to prevent infections in children healing from cardiac surgery reduced sternum infections by 61 percent, a San Antonio researcher announced at the Cardiology 2012 conference Feb. 23 in Orlando, Fla.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fighting lung infection trumps wound healing

The innate immune response to lung infection takes priority at the expense of wound healing, according to a study published August 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by a team of researcher at Brown University led ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pre-pregnancy diabetes increases risk of MRSA among new mothers

Pregnant women with diabetes are more than three times as likely as mothers without diabetes to become infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) before hospital discharge, according to a study in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More complications for inpatient lumbar discectomy

(HealthDay)—Patients undergoing inpatient lumbar discectomy have significantly higher overall complication rates than those treated as outpatients, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of Spine.

Surgery

Delayed skin closure may reduce surgical infection

(HealthDay)—Delayed primary skin closure may reduce the risk of infection after surgery, but the current studies are not definitive due to poor design, according to the results of a meta-analysis published online June 26 ...

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