Infection Treatment

Infection Treatment

Infection treatment

The Maggots: Professional Wound Cleaners

The Maggots: Professional Wound Cleaners

Abstract Maggots have been used in wound therapy for many decades. The digestive peptides of maggots have antimicrobial, anti-complement and anti-biofilm properties. These peptides can...
Conditions Inside U.S. Poultry Processing Facilities May Be Ideal For Starting An Influenza Pandemic

Conditions Inside U.S. Poultry Processing Facilities may be ideal for starting an Influenza Pandemic

Abstract In March 2017, more than 171,000 chickens in the United States had avian influenza. The current epidemics of avian influenza virus in China demonstrate...
Food Recalls

Food Recalls: North America May 29 – June 4, 2016

Main Article: May 29 – June 4, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States: Canada Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in CLIF® Bar...
The Changing Face of Sepsisvideo

The Changing Face of Sepsis

Abstract: There are few infections that can result in death or lifelong impairment in mere hours. Sepsis is caused by an inflammatory response by the...
Invasive Mould Infectionsvideo

Management of Invasive Mould Infections

Abstract: Fungal diagnostics is an often overlooked field that has indirectly resulted in an increase in the number of antifungal-resistant pathogens. Fungal infections, such as...
Non-Antibiotic Disinfection in the Poultry Industry

Non-Antibiotic Disinfection in the Poultry Industry: A Case for Super Oxidized Water

Abstract: There is a need for the elimination of antibiotic growth promoters in the poultry industry due to the rapid development of antibiotic drug resistance...
Pulmonary Tuberculosis With Acute Respiratory Failure

Can we Overcome Drug Resistant TB?

Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient and deadly bacterial disease that generally affects the lungs. Despite the fact that TB is both preventable and curable,...
Staphylococcus Aureus

Two Laboratory Tests you Must Demand: Advice from MRSA Survivors and a Scientist

Abstract: Background: More people in the US now die from Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections than from HIV/AIDS. Often acquired in healthcare facilities or during...
E.Coli Bacteria

E. coli O157:H7 – The Latest Pathogen Involved in a Multi-state Outbreak

Abstract: E.coli 0157:H7 is the most common STEC (Shiga-toxins producing E. coli) in North America and can be found in a variety of food products,...
It’s not too late (to fight back against infectious diseases)

It’s not too Late (to Fight Back Against Infectious Diseases)

Antibiotic resistance is a major threat reaching pandemic levels. Bacterial infections that were once easily treated with the antibiotics are becoming resistant to not...