Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Rapid Testing for Antibiotic Resistant Strains of MRSA

Rapid Testing for Antibiotic Resistant Strains of MRSA

Editor Note: Dr. Graham F. Cope and Bruce Savage are two individuals participating in the Longitude Prize Challenge. The Longitude Prize is a competition...
Perspectives Towards Bacterial Vaginosis Among Nigerian Students

Perspectives Towards Bacterial Vaginosis Among Nigerian Students

Abstract This study focused on knowledge and practices towards bacterial vaginosis among non-medical students of Madonna University Elele. Four (4) objectives and four (4) research...
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In-Vitro Diagnostics: An Under-Utilized Tool

Abstract: With the spread, and impending pandemic, of antimicrobial resistance, public health agencies from around the world are promoting a multifaceted approach to limit the...
Antimicrobial Resistance Infographic

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...
Hospital Infections: The Impact On Healthcare Worker Absenteeism

Hospital Infections: The Impact on Healthcare Worker Absenteeism

Abstract About half of all healthcare worker (HCW) absence can be attributed to gastrointestinal and/or respiratory illness, two sets of conditions that could be caught...
HerSwab

Self-screening for STI and HPV

Abstract: Cervical Cancer and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) are two diseases affecting women's health that could be greatly reduced through prevention practices and regular screening....

Fighting Infections in a Microbial World

Abstract: Bacteria can be found everywhere, including in the human body where it plays an important role in our health. Your bacterial ecosystem is referred...
A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused approximately 453,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States in 2011, resulting in 29,000 deaths within 30 days of initial...
The Post-Antibiotic Era

The Post-Antibiotic Era

In April 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report detailing the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. The ‘post-antibiotic’ era is fast approaching...
Antimicrobial Stewardship to Fight Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Stewardship to Fight Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in our healthcare system. Our available regimens of antimicrobial agents are becoming less and less effective as bacteria...