Tag Archives: Infection

Penalties not lowering hospital-acquired infection rates

(Reuters Health) – A penalty program established to reduce infections and other complications in U.S. hospitals hasn’t made these events less likely or reduced fatalities or repeat hospitalizations, a large study suggests. The program was created as part of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to provide stronger incentives for hospitals to prevent infections… Read More »

Texas man contracts severe bacterial infection after dipping toes in water

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW  A Texas man said he knows “he’ll never be the same” after he contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection from dipping his toes in the water. Adam Perez, who reportedly was homeless prior to the infection, said that so far he has required several surgeries and has lost most of the flesh on… Read More »

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

January 03, 2019 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Rhabdomyolysis is characterized by breakdown of muscle tissue A recently published case report describes the case of a 29-year-old male patient with influenza-induced rhabdomyolysis and highlights the need to assess creatinine kinase (CK) levels of patients hospitalized with influenza. The patient, who had a… Read More »