Tag Archives: Infections

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and quickly cured with a simple course of antibiotics. But there is growing evidence that the infections, which afflict millions of Americans a year, mostly women, are increasingly resistant to these medicines, turning a once-routine diagnosis into one that is… Read More »

Protein-Loaded Antimicrobial Hydrogel to Treat, Prevent Bone Infections

June 28th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Materials, Medicine, News, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgery Bone infections are quite common following orthopedic surgery or as a result of injury or disease. They can be incredibly difficult to treat, and heavy duty antibiotic regimens coupled with debridement surgery is the current approach. Even after all that, inflammation is… Read More »

Government subsidies may be key to containing hospital-borne infections

Healthcare-associated infections — illnesses that people contract while being treated in a hospital or other healthcare facility — sicken millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars in additional treatment. While there has been some improvement over the years, on any given day, about three percent of the hospitalized population in the U.S.… Read More »