Resistant bacteria may be lurking in the washing machine

In commercially available washing machines can apparently survive multi-resistant germs and pieces of clothing to be transferred. This happened recently in a children’s hospital in Bonn: The pathogen, Klebsiella oxytoca, have been repeatedly found on a neonatal intensive care unit. The Transmission of the germs is only able to be stopped, as the washing machine was removed from the hospital. […]

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More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Prevalence, Characteristics and Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Resistant Hypertension,” Esther Sapiña-Beltrán […]

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Urban wildlife may be a significant vector for anti-microbial resistant germs

In the cities of developing nations, where unregulated antibiotic use is common and livestock jostle with people amid often unsanitary conditions, scientists have found a potentially troubling vector for the dissemination of anti-microbial resistant (AMR) bacteria—wildlife. In a paper published today in The Lancet Planetary Health, scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute and the University of Liverpool show that […]

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