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Look, an update!

Looking back at this is odd to say the least.

Caught MRSA in Sep ’15, hospitalized ’til Jan ’16 due to blood poisoning, pneumonia, and the MRSA spreading to my left lung and valves in my heart. 119 more words


Attacking the fecal veneer*

What an excellent start of 2017. A great study from the USA today in Lancet: In a pragmatic cluster-randomized crossover study they tested 4 patient room cleaning strategies on the effectiveness to reduce acquisition with relevant bacteria for the incoming patients. 440 more words

Antibiotic Resistance

Superbugs: we are out of time.

The exponential escalation of antimicrobial resistance, which leads to untreatable infections, has disturbingly reached dangerous heights. Considering the healthcare costs (around 1.6 billion €) and 70.000 deaths/year, bacterial resistance to antibiotics might be compared to the new millennium’s plague, affecting clinical practice and representing a substantial threat to worldwide health care systems (Fair, R.J., and Tor, Y., 2014). 1,981 more words


It Wasn't All Good

Because nothing is perfect this side of heaven, and because everyone is human and makes mistakes, there were things about Ronnie’s stay at the VA that could have and should have been better. 229 more words


Jail reform

This past weekend a person I knew was picked up on a failure to appear (ever forget? Happened to them) and a DUI. Strangely enough, the person had not drunk enough to go over the limit, and a “careless driving” charge was tacked on as well. 1,564 more words

Eight Years of Decreased MRSA Infections Associated With Veterans Affairs Prevention Initiative

Evans, M.E. et al. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(1) pp. 13-16

Background: Declines in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) health care associated infections (HAIs) were previously reported in Veterans Affairs acute care (2012), spinal cord injury (SCIU) (2011), and long-term-care facilities (LTCFs) (2012). 39 more words


Drug-resistant bugs in pork and beef (Singapore)

The SGH Department of Microbiology blogger has just uploaded a paper to biorXiv describing our little hobby project with staff and students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. 213 more words

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