CHUCK SIEMS JOINS PURE PROCESSING

New executive will help lead next phase of business growth Pure Processing LLC, developer and provider of pre-cleaning equipment, technologies and accessories for healthcare reprocessing departments, announces the appointment of Chuck Siems, a seasoned sales administrator with three decades of healthcare experience, as executive vice president of business development for the company.  “Our focus as a company is to maintain ...

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80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80% to avoid the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a new study has shown. Scientists from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) modeled the effects of antibiotic prescriptions on the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a river. It found that across ...

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Are we using biologic therapy properly?

The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario, according to a study published by authors from several Canadian hospitals and ICES in the journal Gut. The authors studied trends in hospitalizations, surgeries and ...

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Cigarette smoke makes MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics, new research from the University of Bath has shown. In addition cigarette smoke exposure can make some strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a microbe present in 30 to 60 percent of the global population and responsible for many diseases, some fatal, more invasive and persistent, although the effect is not universal ...

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