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“Pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the biggest infectious reasons for admission to the hospital for older adults,” John Bruza, Geriatrician at Penn Medicine.

“Pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the biggest infectious reasons for admission to the hospital for older adults,” John Bruza, Geriatrician at Penn Medicine.

Urinary tract infections are a big deal for the elderly, with close to a third of the over 85 age category getting a UTI each year. Older people are at greater risk for serious illness because UTIs are often further along before they are caught and because the elderly often have other health problems that […]
10 per cent of adults in Canadian hospitals has a hospital-acquired infection

10 per cent of adults in Canadian hospitals has a hospital-acquired infection

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions has released some concerning statistics with regards to Hospital Acquired Infections in Canadian hospitals…. { About 10 per cent of adults in Canadian hospitals has a hospital-acquired infection. “Approximately 3,200 Ontario patients will die from a hospital-acquired infection in 2017, while about 2,000 people will die in automobile accidents, […]

Novel marker for visual warning of cauti

You have to know who may have an infection before you begin to treat it. The authors present a novel infection-responsive coating for urinary catheters that provides a clear visual early warning of Proteus mirabilis infection and subsequent blockage. The coating is a dual layered system in which the lower poly(vinyl alcohol) layer contains the […]
Camstent in Medical Plastics News

Camstent in Medical Plastics News

Nice write up in Medical Plastics News. Dave Hampton our CTO outlines the work Camstent are doing to reduce CAUTI. Dave Hampton, Camstent, outlines a solution for reducing infections using bacteria-phobic coatings http://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/stop-bugging-me/