Hospital Associated Infection News

March 03, 2016: CDC Reports 1 in 7 Hospital-Acquired Infections Now Caused By Antibiotic-Resistant Super Bugs: http://www.medicaldaily.com/cdc-hospital-acquired-infections-super-bugs-antibiotics-376410

 

February 05, 2016: IBC World News- Nosocom Solutions launches DCab in Bangalore, India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdwH3Rn1XQA

 

February 05, 2016: US-based startup comes up with apron disinfectant device | ET HealthWorld

http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/us-based-startup-comes-up-with-apron-disinfectant-device/50852819

 

December 15, 2015: The last resort antibiotic "Colistin" begins to fail! http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/21/mcr-gene-colistin/

 

December 10, 2015: Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents. http://khn.org/news/medicare-penalizes-758-hospitals-for-safety-incidents/

 

October 21, 2015: Nosocom Solutions accepted to CITRIS Foundry http://foundry.citris-uc.org/#startups

 

October 20, 2015: Nosocom Solutions gets patents issued.

 

October 6, 2015: Four InSITE Fellows from UC Berkeley School of Law and the Haas School of Business join Nosocom Team: http://www.insitefellows.org

 

September 28, 2015: Nosocom Solutions selected as a finalist for the Fall 2015 Delta Prize: http://scet.berkeley.edu/announcing-the-fall-2015-delta-prize-finalists/ 

 

July 1, 2015- US Antibiotic resistance threat report: alarm bells rung by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September 2013, when it released a “threat report” that revealed antibiotic resistance kills 23,000 Americans, sickens another 2 million, and costs $35 billion in extra health care spending, every year. http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/

 

May 1, 2015- Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) released new data today documenting alarming rates of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics that can lead to life-threatening infections across the world. http://resistancemap.cddep.org/resmap/use

 

May 1, 2015- ResistanceMap: This is an interactive collection of charts and maps that summarize national and subnational data on antimicrobial use and resistance worldwide. http://resistancemap.cddep.org

Dramatic rise in antibiotic use: http://www.nature.com/news/dramatic-rise-seen-in-antibiotic-use-1.18383

 

April 1, 2015- A recent study found that 85% of stethoscopes are found to carry potentially pathogenic organisms. Pathogens cultured from stethoscopes included: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and Clostridium difficile. There was evidence that bacteria can transfer from the skin of the patient to the stethoscope and from the stethoscope to the skin. http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(15)00182-6/abstract

 

March 1, 2015- In the next decade, if anything kills millions of people, it won't be nuclear warheads, but microbes!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Af6b_wyiwI

 

February 1, 2015- Video - 5 Tips for Patients

 

January 1, 2015- Elevator buttons as unrecognized sources of bacterial colonization in hospitals

 

December 19, 2014 - 721 Hospitals Penalized For Patient Safety

 

December 16, 2014 - ECDC data shows progressive, depressing increase in antibiotic resistance in Europe

 

December 10 - New Report Details the Economic Costs of Superbug Threat

 

October 8, 2014 - 'Hospital worker: Spaniard exposed in ER for 8 hours after positive Ebola test'

 

October 2, 2014 - 'Medicare Fines 2,610 Hospitals In Third Round Of Readmission Penalties'

 

September 30, 2014 - 'Hospital-Acquired Infections Of C. Difficile Causing Fatal, Constant Diarrhea Nearly Doubled In 10 Years'

 

September 22, 2014 - 'More than 700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital'

 

August 1, 2014 - ‘Nightmare bacteria’ spreading rapidly in Southeastern US

 

June 27, 2014 - Lawmakers review anti-infection tech for VA hospitals

 

June 26, 2014 - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals

 

June 23, 2014 - Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries