Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients: Study demonstrates possibility of treating antibiotic-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient’s skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within the wound, bacteria multiply, establish an infection and move from

Absorbable antibiotic envelope can significantly cut cardiac device infections: Global trial of nearly 7,000 patients also demonstrates the envelope’s safety

A Cleveland Clinic-led research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40 percent. The research was presented

Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures: A shorter immobilization period could be easier for patients and help to reduce costs

Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomised controlled trial published in The BMJ today.