How will fluorescence imaging impact wound care? (April 24, 2017)

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Effective wound management is a challenge for healthcare.  In Canada, wounds cost $3.9 billion annually (approximately 3% of total healthcare expenditures).  Individuals with chronic wounds experience harmful consequences including intractable pain, infectious complications, hospitalization, reduced quality of life, depression, and increased risk of death.  With the continued rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity, […]

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Will the ‘urgent need’ for new drugs be sufficient in the fight against bacteria? (February 27 2017)

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Three of the most fearsome bacteria in the world are Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacteriaceae.  This is because these bacteria have developed resistance to key antibiotic drugs since the more an antibiotic is used, the less effective it becomes over time. The reality of the antibiotic market works against the traditional pharmaceutical marketing strategy.  Rather than being used […]

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Antibiotic resistance continues to be a real issue (January 13 2017)

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Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria. Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics. Read more: A superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the […]

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