Risk factors ID’d for site infection after orthopedic surgery in seniors

(HealthDay)—Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the International Wound Journal. Zhiquan Liang, from the First Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed medical records (January 2014 through September 2017) for 4,818 patients ≥60 years old undergoing […]

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Researchers discover how sleep can fight infection

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study that will be published February 12 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study, led by Stoyan Dimitrov and Luciana Besedovsky at the University of […]

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health condition commonly affects older adults in hospitals, and it often occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. difficile led to almost half a million infections among patients in the United […]

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The threat of ticks Invasion in 2019: scientists warn more and more against dangerous infectious diseases

2018 was a record year for tick – 2019 could be worse In the year 2018, the highest number of ticks was seen, which was ever documented in Germany – a record-breaking year for ticks. Experts predict that this record could be broken this year again. In addition to the strikingly high number of young animals (nymphs) is also the […]

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New test aids decision between intravenous and oral antibiotics for childhood infection

A simple new test developed at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne will help clinicians decide whether to use oral or intravenous antibiotics to treat childhood infections. Developed and validated in children attending The Royal Children’s Hospital with a common skin infection, the Melbourne ASSET Risk Score is the first clinical risk score to help clinicians decide […]

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So treat inflamed sinuses correctly

The pressing pain in the forehead and cheeks of anyone who ever had a cold knows, probably. Cause: a sinus infection. Most of the complaints through the use of simple measures to relieve. A sinus infection no one should underestimate. Who is not cured completely, the risk of a chronic inflammation. Among the paranasal sinuses called frontal, maxillary, Ethmoid and […]

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Researcher: Are infectious diseases, the trigger for mental illness?

Infections can, apparently, lead to mental disorders A Danish study is a suspicious Overlap in the statistics between infections and mental illness. The scientists suspect a connection. 80 per cent probability of a mental disorder Ole Köhler-Forsberg and his Team from Aarhus University Hospital found in a observational study: children and young people who have been treated for an infection, […]

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Infection increase the risk of heart attack and stroke

Scientists have found new evidence as to why in-season diseases should be carefully followed to prevent and protect against infections. Researchers from the US said that the person picked up the infection increase the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke, writes about this in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Scientists have found that infection significantly increases the risk […]

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Clostridial diarrhea due to antibiotics

Antibiotics köcan infection with the gefäannual intestinal bacterium begüother. The consequences are sometimes life-threatening. But there will always be more treatment options available to Verfüaside Taking an antibiotic can f&uuml to a clostridia infection;hren. The consequences are bloody Durchfälle and fever A therapy that is supposed to heal and save lives, does exactly the opposite: This can sometimes happen if […]

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In Hamburg it is stairs, is now Germany’s first germ – free roll and this is how it works

In the winter time, they are everywhere – germs. When coughing and Sneezing, they often end up in our hands. Which, in turn, we combine all the items and pass on the germs. Particularly problematic is the stubborn and dangerous flu viruses. In order to prevent exactly that was in the shopping center “Phoenix Center” in Hamburg-Harburg is now Germany’s […]

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